Bayview Learning Program
In Years 5-8, literacy, numeracy and ICT skills are stressed with children’s natural curiosity fostered. Learning is based around problem solving, developing an understanding of different learning styles, developing a range of thinking strategies for problem solving, the process of enquiry, making connections across different areas of learning, and applying what they have learnt.
Years 5 and 6
English, Mathematics and Humanities are taught by the class teachers (called a Mentor). Students undertake classes with their Mentor each day. A student's Mentor is responsible for monitoring your child's well-being and performance and is the first point of contact for parents to discuss the needs of your child.
Years 7 and 8
Students continue to have a Mentor who teaches them two of either English, Humanities, Mathematics and Science. In all years the Mentor meets students each morning for roll call and to ensure a positive start to each day. The Mentor also takes the class for Mentor Periods.
Art, Ceramics, Visual Communication Design, Media, Music (both vocal and instrumental), Physical Education, Drama, German, Japanese, Technology (Wood, Food, IT Systems), Sport, Outdoor Education, Enhanced Learning Services for students with needs beyond the classroom (including gifted students and students with specific learning difficulties) and Resource Centre Education are provided by specialist teachers in specially equipped facilities.
Students study one language - either Japanese or German. These courses run for four years commencing in Year 5 and are designed to give students a solid grounding in a second language. In Year 7 beginner courses are run to cater for students who have not experienced Japanese or German. These are designed to bring all students up to a level in Year 9 which will allow them to continue into senior classes should they choose.