Educational Programme

Educational Programme

ICAS testing The Nambucca Valley Christian Community School is a multi-grade school (from Kindergarten to Yr 10) offering a balanced education in all Key Learning Areas — English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE), The Arts, Languages, Physical Education, Health and Sport (PD/H/PE), as well as a whole school devotional programme.

NSW Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan

The Nambucca Valley Christian Community School is participating in the NSW Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan.

This funding is focused on strengthening whole school approaches to literacy and numeracy that lead to improved student outcomes.

Please click here to read the 2015 NVCCS Literacy and Numeracy Plan.

Please click here to read the 2016 NVCCS Literacy and Numeracy Plan.

Early Intervention / Special Assistance Programmes

Kindergarten and Year 1 are assessed annually to identify students at risk.

The NSW Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan provides the School with the opportunity to lift outcomes, especially in literacy and numeracy, through developing a strong capacity in the general classroom and additional supports. These include Reading Mastery, Spelling Mastery, MiniLit, MultiLit and a Volunteer Reading Programme.

The Nambucca Valley Christian Community School aims to provide an education which helps each student to reach personal and nationally recognised benchmarks.  The School actively supports students requiring literacy and numeracy assistance.

Grant money allocated in 2016 will fund additional resources, training and development in literacy and numeracy.

The School community is well supported by parents, grandparents and volunteers from both the School and the wider Christian community. Volunteers are integrated into the school in the areas of Reading (MINILIT, MULTILIT and one on one reading).

The implementation of a ‘whole school’ approach to learning has become one of the focal areas of the new school culture.

The school has implemented the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS NEXT) program as a means of assessing literacy. Spelling Mastery is also run to cater to individual spelling needs.

The Reading Mastery program has also become used in the K-6 section of the school, which involves the whole school being assessed and placed in groups of students within the same level and supported through Direct Instruction.

Assessment also takes place twice a year using the Literacy and Numeracy Continuums.

The Learning In Numeracy and Learning In Early Numeracy assessment tools were implemented throughout the school in 2015 to further identify students’ numeracy skills and areas for further development. LIN and LIEN are continuing to be used in 2016.

Individual Programmes are available for families who will work in partnership with teachers in special home assistance programmes with associated monitoring as required.

Computer Education

Our school sets a high priority on Computer Skills in Education. All classes receive Information and Communication Technology. All classrooms have WiFi internet access, as well as the school library.

High School students have a laptop dedicated for their use each day. K-6 students have laptops IPADS available as part of their learning programmes. The classrooms also each have data projectors and teachers integrate ICT and a range of computer based teaching strategies into their daily programmes.

Information Software Technology is offered as an Elective to Years 9 and 10.

Sporting Events

K-6 participates in an afternoon Health Hop Programme, a full comprehensive Sporting Programme as well as full school carnivals for K-10 including:

  • Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics
  • Eligible students from Yrs 3-10 are provided the opportunity to attend the Christian Schools Zone Carnivals in the appropriate centres and the Christian Schools State Carnival in Sydney (CSSA)
  • Christian Schools also hold a combined carnival with other Independent Schools in Sydney which eligible students attend (CIS).
  • Every two years Christian Schools combine at an interstate level (Nationals). In 2015 a NVCCS student represented the school at this level.
  • Gala Days with other local schools and Christian schools are held in the Mid and Far North Coast.
  • NVCCS participates in Netball, Soccer, Rugby League, AFL and Tennis.

Dates to remember

TERM FOUR 2017

OCTOBER

Monday 16th - HSC Begins

Monday 16th - Experience Kindy Programme Begins

Thursday 19th - Kindy Orientation Day

Thursday 26th - Grandparents' Day

NOVEMBER

Monday 6th to Friday 10th - Year 7 to Year 11 Exams

Saturday 11th - Rememberance Day

Monday 13th - Year 11 Starts 2018 Curriculum

DECEMBER

Monday 11th - Year 6 Graduation Lunch

Monday 11th - Thanksgiving Evening

Tuesday 12th - School Party Day

Tuesday 12th - Last Day of Term Four