Principal Lee MacDonald has no doubt that Tylden Primary School provides an outstanding learning environment for every child, with strong literacy and numeracy foundations laid in the early years.
“Reading is taught systematically using a phonics-based program that begins in prep. This ensures our youngest students develop quickly into confident and skilful readers,” Ms MacDonald says. “The numeracy program develops fluency in number facts, number sense and problem-solving skills from prep to grade 6.”
Like others throughout the state, Tylden Primary School had its challenges this year, but teachers are proud of how students and their families quickly adapted.
“Our students continued to work hard and learn productively, both on site and in remote learning,” continues Ms MacDonald.
“Clear communication between home and school, excellent planning, and the students’ own desire to achieve their Personal Best meant that students of all ages were engaged learners who achieved their learning goals.”
Next term sees the launch of the ‘Transition to School Program’ for the new preps, with pre-school visits by the Tylden PS prep teacher, classroom visits, and information sessions.
And the current grade 6 student leaders are busily preparing next year’s leaders for their responsibilities as ‘Big Buddies’.
There are still places available for 2021 prep students and for students at other year levels. School tours resume in Term 4, while people are welcome to call Ms MacDonald for information in the meantime.
Tylden Primary School, 11 Clowes Street, Tylden. Inquiries: 5424 8244, Facebook or www.tyldenps.vic.edu.au