Rosemeadow Public School

Excellence, Innovation, Opportunity and Success

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Learning at our school

Find out more about what your child will learn at our school.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the curriculum, Kindergarten to Year 12, for all NSW schools.

For the primary years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in 6 key learning areas:

  • creative arts
  • English
  • human society and its environment (HSIE)
  • mathematics
  • personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
  • science and technology.

Some primary schools may also offer languages.

NSW schools also offer special religious education and special education in ethics via approved providers, where available.

Like all NSW schools, we have developed teaching and learning programs to suit our local context and the needs of our students.

To learn more about curriculum in NSW, visit:

Stages of learning

There are 6 stages of learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. Primary school covers Early Stage 1, or Kindergarten, to the end of Stage 3.

  • Stage 1 includes Kindergarten to Year 2 (Kindergarten is referred to as Early Stage 1).
  • Stage 2 includes Years 3 and 4.
  • Stage 3 includes Years 5 and 6.



Rosemeadow Public School is committed to improving student learning outcomes and has implemented a number of programs to support learning. In Literacy we have the Reading Recovery Program, Accelerated Literacy and the Writing Benchmark Program.

Accelerated Literacy is a new program which improves Literacy at an accelerated rate. The staff at Rosemeadow was trained and the program has being implemented across al  Stages.. Accelerated Literacy is a whole class Literacy approach taught through a unique teaching sequence that exposes students to age appropriate, rich literate texts and complex grammar.

The Writing Benchmark Program identifies students' strengths and needs and prepares students for the NAPLAN Writing Assessment. Students are assessed twice a term and receive a Writing Benchmark level from 1 to 5.

Learning Intentions

This year, all classes across the school are embedding Learning Intentions into their programs.

The Learning Intention is a statement which describes clearly what the teacher wants the students to - Know, understand; and be able to do as a result of the learning and teaching activities.

When students know what the learning intention of lesson they:

  • Are helped to focus on the purpose of completing the activity, rather than simply completing the activity.
  • Know where to focus their efforts- ie which part of the activity actually encompasses the learning.
  • Are more likely to stay on task and less likely to be confused or distracted.

"Sharing learning and assessment intentions is a powerful way for teacher to improve student learning" Australian Board of Studies.



At Rosemeadow Public School we are always developing new and improved ways of delivering improved Mathematics teaching and learning. All grades, K-6, are utilising the ‘Maths Plus' program which is the number one primary maths program in Australia. K-2 also use the innovative TEN program. All students K-6 have access to the Mathletics website to further consolidate their learning.


The Targeted Early Numeracy (TEN) program is an early intervention program that aims to ensure that all students are on track in their numeracy learning by Year 3. The TEN program compliments the Maths Plus program and Best Start numeracy assessment. The program sets clear expectations against theMathematics K–6 syllabus on what children shouldbe able to do in addition and subtraction by theend of each school year.

Problem Solving

We use a whole school approach to solving worded problems in Mathematics. This enables our students to solve problems in a systematic way and help prepare them for important assessments such as the  NAPLAN tests. It also gives our students opportunities to use their Mathematics knowledge in everyday scenarios.  


Mathletics is an online and interactive website that is fun and engaging for students of all ages. All students have access to Mathletics which can be accessed at school and home. Activities are based on the NSW syllabus and help reinforce concepts taught in class.

Please visit the Mathletics website for more information:

Helping your child at home with numeracy

  • Count Me In Too – Working with your child

  • Count Me In Too – For children

  • Studyladder – Free online maths support and activities

Supporting your Child with reading

The principle of Pausing – then Prompting – and then Praising is very useful to remember and apply anytime your child is reading aloud to you.


Once your child starts reading aloud carefully follow the text as they read. If (or when) your child comes to a word they don't know try not to jump in straight away and supply the correct word. Wait and give your child time to work out the word. In the first instance ‘pausing' creates an opportunity for your child to try

and self-correct or work out the word for him/herself.


Prompt in a way that will help the child work out the word:

  • "Try that again." Reread the sentence.
  • "Did that make sense?"
  • "Does that look right?"
  • "Did that sound right?"

If the child still can't work it out, tell them the word.


Praise your child's efforts.

  • "It was great how you reread the sentence"
  • "Good thinking about the story."
  • "I like how you heard that it didn't sound right."