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john henry primary school

First Class Education in Twenty First Century Learning Communities. John Henry Primary School has been designed to support a contemporary pedagogical approach and to foster the development of a strong community. It provides an environment that encourages students to engage with and take ownership of their learning.

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Instructional Model


Mathematics enhances our understanding of the world and the quality of participation in society. It enables cultural, social and technological advances, whilst empowering individuals to be critical citizens in a contemporary society. Mathematics is used widely in our society to describe and make sense of the world.  The aim of the schools Mathematics program is to develop in students a confident understanding of mathematical concepts, processes and the ability to apply this knowledge effectively to real life situations.  Each child will experience success and achieve appropriate learning outcomes. Important mathematical skills and concepts will be experienced by students in our Mathematics Workshops as well as the School Maths Rangers program.


Display important Mathematical skills to assist in gaining future general employment and the ability to function successfully in society. Become equipped with strategies to solve practical Mathematical and work-based problems. Build a strong base understanding of Mathematics that allows them the opportunity for further study in the discipline. Empower them to identify Mathematical connections and be able to relate Mathematical concepts, skills and Maths processes to solving and posing Mathematical Problems. Give them confidence to create and maintain their Mathematical knowledge and to instil a sense of self-assurance to apply and acquire new knowledge and skills when needed.


Humans love to wonder, imagine and question and this is the essence of Science. Learning about Science enables students to experience the excitement of scientific discovery and nurture their natural curiosity about the world around them. In doing this, students develop critical and creative thinking skills and challenge themselves to identify questions and draw evidence-based conclusions using scientific methods.

Guiding Principles

John Henry Primary School is committed to developing learners:

John Henry Primary School is committed to development of RESPECTFUL citizens:

John Henry Primary School is committed to the development of RESPONSIBLE citizens:

John Henry Primary School is committed to providing a child safe environment for all students by:

Student Expectations and Responsibilities

Students should expect:

Students have the responsibility:


The numeracy content is derived from the Victorian Curriculum of Mathematics.

The Mathematics curriculum is organised around the interaction of three content strands and four proficiency strands.

The content strands are Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability. These describe what is to be taught and learnt.

The proficiency strands are Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving, and These describe the how content is explored or developed, that is, the thinking and doing of Mathematics.

‘I can statements ‘are student friendly written statements which directly identify the skills students need to learn. These are used within termly and weekly planning documents, Pre/Post-testing with student centered goal setting and to highlight/celebrate student growth on reports.

Schools will elect to access one or more of the specialist programs according to their self-assessed needs and focus.

Support for Catholic and independent sector schools will be arranged with the respective sectoral authorities.

The new Victorian Curriculum is a necessary step to give students the skills they need for work and life: literacy, numeracy, scientific knowledge and skills, resilience, respectful relationships, the use of digital technologies and the capacity for critical and creative thinking and expression.

Supporting our schools and teachers in implementing curriculum change is essential to improving the learning outcomes of Victorian students.

The initiative will support schools and teachers by giving them resources to implement curriculum changes in the classroom – improving the overall standard of teaching in Victorian schools.

Statement of Citizenship

John Henry Primary School statement of citizenship addresses the rights and responsibilities of each member of the John Henry Primary School Community.  The statement of citizenship is as follows:

“A citizen of John Henry Primary School is anyone who works within the school grounds. This includes students, teachers and all other members of our school community.  At John Henry Primary School, we endeavour to create the best possible learning and working environment for all citizens. This statement applies to all John Henry Primary School citizens.”

Citizens of John Henry Primary School aspire to reflect the highest moral and ethical standards. Achievement is of great importance but how we behave is just as significant. The core of citizenship at John Henry Primary School is one of respect. Respect not only means the way we speak to each other, but the way we treat each other and each other’s property. Within the school, true citizenship requires the understanding of these ideals.