FAQs: The Learning Landscape
How much homework will my child have?
Living Faith has expectations of families related to home reading, but aside from that students aren’t assigned home learning until part way through Year 5, in preparation for high school. We believe (as is supported by research) that children need time for other types of learning and thinking than they experience in the classroom so we would rather they spend time engaging in broader play-based activities outside of school hours.
What is the average class size?
Our classes may vary in size according to the makeup of that particular class or cohort to a maximum of 28 students. All Prep classes have a full-time student coach (teacher aide) in addition to the class teacher. Other year levels are supported by a team of student coaches who are either assigned to particular year levels or as additional support dependent on the needs of a particular class.
Does the school provide an instrument for my child?
Yes! Students have the opportunity to explore a variety of instruments through the Performing Arts program. All Year 2 students also learn the violin for a full year and the school provides a violin for each child, which can be taken home for practicing. The cost of the violin program is included in school fees. Further opportunities for instrumental music tuition are also available.
Are digital devices supplied by the school?
Yes, we provide an iPad for every student as part of school fees.
Do students go on excursions and camps?
Students from all year levels participate in excursions, and camps start from Year 2. The cost of all camps and excursions is included in school fees.
What makes Living Faith Lutheran Primary School different to other schools?
We can assure you that education at Living Faith is different to what you’ll see at any other school. The best way to find out more is to book a tour!
Should I bring my child with me for a tour?
That is entirely up to you! Some families prefer to have their child/children with them; some don’t. Children are certainly welcome. Do keep in mind that tours are usually around 45 - 60 minutes and cover some distance. You can book a tour here.
How can I learn more about Living Faith's educational philosophy before engaging in the enrolment process?
Senior leadership staff post articles fortnightly to continually engage our community in our educational philosophy. These articles are available here.
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