The following areas form the school’s program:
Number - place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, counting, number patterns, writing in words and figures, decimals, fractions, money, mental calculations (including tables)
Space – shape and location
Measurement, chance and data – money, length, mass, time, temperature, area, volume, capacity and angles.
Structure – logic, properties and algebra
Working Mathematically - problem solving, modelling and investigation.

Classroom Practices

Our classroom practices provide us with opportunities to develop and extend mathematics understandings. They are in keeping with the Early Years Numeracy Program.
Mathematics is taken on a regular basis and at least one session per week is allocated to measurement using appropriate materials.
Typically mathematics lessons begin with a whole class focus.  Students may then work in teaching groups, rotational groups or work independently.  Lessons conclude with a sharing of the student’s learning.
Students work at a level that both challenges them and at which they can be successful. They are exposed to real life/realistic problem solving situations that challenge and extend their abilities. 
Teachers attend relevant professional development to be updated about current trends.

Teaching Strategies

A variety of teaching strategies take place across the school to allow for the varying learning styles of students.
Technology is used as another mathematics teaching and learning tool.


 Early Years Numeracy

The Early Years Numeracy Program has been designed as a resource for schools to use in planning and implementing a strategic and comprehensive approach to mathematics teaching and learning.  The program is based on the recognition that all children can succeed in mathematics given sufficient time and support and that students will be competent and confident in their early mathematical learning.


At all times a range of resources is available for “hands on” activities.  This equipment includes counting cubes, attribute blocks, calculators, clocks, rulers, bead frames and learning technologies incorporating computers and relevant software programs.

Each classroom is supported by an extensive kit of appropriate resources.


Assessment may take many forms and may include teacher observations and records, work samples or formal tests. It is ongoing and informs teachers about students' progress and their learning needs.

 Students are assessed for school reports in June and December.

 DEECD requirements include the participation of Grade 3 & 5 students in NAPLAN (National Assessment Program Literacy & Numeracy). Results are sent to the student’s parent/s.

 Students in Grades 3 - 6 also have the opportunity to take part in the International Competition & Assessment for Schools – Mathematics.

Parental Involvement

Parental involvement is encouraged at all levels of the school.  Parents may assist in working with small groups and with individual students within the classroom environment.  Parents also assist in their children’s learning at home through homework activities.


Mathematics, number facts and tables form part of homework requirements that each child in Grades 3 - 6 is expected to complete.

Mathletics – an online maths program is able to be accessed by children and families at home. Students are able to use their individual password to access the program and involve themselves in competitions and games with other students from around the world. Many grade levels also incorporate this into their weekly homework requirements with tasks set by the teacher. Mathletics provides an opportunity for the whole family to be involved in maths learning.