Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Science, art and the community


About this Illustration of Practice

The science teacher at Seaforth Primary School explains the journey the school has undertaken, including using art to enliven science, so that students are engaged in the study of science. The school also partners with parents and the community to help support the school's science program. In this class, the teacher uses a collaborative and cooperative learning strategy to encourage Year 3 students to unpack and correct their misconceptions about the moon.

Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.7
Engage parents/ carers in the educative process
Career stage
Lead
Descriptor
Initiate contextually relevant processes to establish programs that involve parents/carers in the education of their children and broader school priorities and activities.
Other descriptors
Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.1
Establish challenging learning goals
Career stage
Lead
Descriptor
Demonstrate exemplary practice and high expectations and lead colleagues to encourage students to pursue challenging goals in all aspects of their education.
  1. What approaches could your school utilise to embed the study of science across the curriculum?
  2. How does your school draw on the support of parents and the community to strengthen the learning support available to students?
  3. How do you celebrate student success in your school?
Learning area
Science
Year level
Year 3
Australian Curriculum content descriptions
ACSSU048
School
Seaforth Public School
New South Wales
Year level
Year 3
Related subject
Science
Stage of schooling
Primary
School type
Government
School location
Metropolitan
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Seaforth Primary School is located across two campuses in the north of Sydney. The school has a high profile in the arts and sport and has capitalised on the strong arts program to promote science within the school community. The school employs a specialist teacher to deliver science in a dedicated science space across all classes. The active parent community supports the school in a variety of ways including assisting in class to support the learning of all students.


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AITSL Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

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