Organisation

For supervisory and administrative purposes the school is nominally divided into three teams.

  1. Preschool
  2. Junior School: Kindergarten, Years 1 & 2
  3. Senior School: Years 3 to 6.

Classes

Classrooms are designed mainly to accommodate single classes, although there are two groups of double classrooms that are connected with concertina doors. The classes are arranged as parallel groups with a similar number of children in every class. In general, students spend most of their time with their class teacher. However, some lessons are taken by specialist teachers who provide release time for the class teacher.

Year 1 students working in their classroom

Student Support

Literacy and Numeracy Team

The Literacy and Numeracy team works in conjunction with classroom teachers to address the specific needs of students by means of in class, small group or individual assistance.

Kids in small group intervention Kids in small group intervention

School Psychologist

A school psychologist visits the school on a regular basis and works closely with all members of staff. The psychologist is readily available for consultation regarding any specific problems encountered by children at school and/or at home. Students may request to see the psychologist and parents may arrange interviews by phoning the school Front Office.

Chaplain

The services of a Chaplain are available to the Torrens Primary School community. The Chaplain provides individual support and care to students along with small group, in class and playground support. Community members and staff are also supported and welcome to contact the Chaplain.

image of Centenary Students showing the bags they made in Sewing Club

English as an Additional Language or Dailect (EALD)

The aim of the EALD Program is to develop the abilities of students from a non-English speaking background to understand and use oral and written English. Individual and small group programs are designed to enable these students to reach a level of competence, which will permit them to continue their language development in a mainstream class.