Subject offerings:

  • The school aims to provide a balanced curriculum in accordance with the Australian Curriculumn. Literacy and Numeracy are high priorities.
  • The school offers a range of SACE units.

Open Access/Distance Education provision:

  • Students access this resource as needed

Special Needs:

  • Students at risk are identified and constantly monitored by teachers.
  • Negotiated Education Plans exist for children identified by specialists as having learning difficulties.
  • Staff receive regular support from district personnel in catering for the needs of students with learning difficulties.

Special curriculum features:

  • Oodnadatta School has a stong focus on literacy, numeracy, and ICT. Resources have been put into classrooms to ensure that teachers and students have access to modern teaching and learning methodologies. Students in preschool to year 7 have access to a 1:1 iPad program, and students in the senior years have 1:1 laptops.

Teaching methodology:

The school has a focus on individualised Lesson Plans and individual progression. Relationships with students provide the foundation for planning, teaching and learning. All classrooms have interactive televisions and all teachers have a laptop to use.

There is a culture of shared and reflective programming and planning.

Student assessment procedures and reporting:

  • Staff use the Australian Curriculum for programming, planning, assessing and reporting.
  • Formal reporting takes place in terms 2 and 4.
  • In all terms the school provides opportunities for parents and caregivers to participate in a number of class based activities which facilitate communication of student achievement throughout the school community.