In Primary School, Orana students receive concepts that challenge and engage in imaginative language experiences.
This year we are introducing the Synthetic Phonics Program, an evidence-based approach to teaching children to read. It’s recognised by all research bodies as the ‘Gold Standard’ of literacy programs and is a highly structured skills-based way of matching a letter combination or individual letter with its appropriate sound, making it easier for children to learn to read.
In lower Primary, alongside reading and writing, children are taught Maths, Art, aspects of Drama, Health and Sport, while specialist teachers work with students in both German and Japanese languages, Library, Music, and Handwork as year-long programs.
As children enter the upper Primary School they are ready for a wider approach and a broader range of Humanities and Science subject areas. For more information about Orana, please download a prospectus or book a tour below.
Aside from lessons, Orana also has two qualified school counsellors who will support our students and families across the school, and work closely with our Learning Support Team and Teachers.