Renmark North School
Empowering all students to become life-long learners who are responsible, productive and engaged citizens, striving for their personal best in our ever-changing world
Renmark North School is located approximately 6km from the township of Renmark and is nestled amongst vineyards and fruit properties.
Our school occupies a large area which includes two ovals, two playgrounds, a pool, netball/basketball courts, a gymnasium, Science room, Library and Computer room. Our preschool is located on-site. Playgroup, for children aged four and under, takes place at the preschool site every Friday morning.
We instil our STARR values: Success, Teamwork, Acceptance, Respect and Responsibility; and pride ourselves on the diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds of our school community.
Lessons are structured so that students have a minimum of 100 minutes a day for both Literacy and Numeracy, four days a week. We follow the Initial Lit phonics program in our Junior Primary and the Reciprocal Reading Process in our Middle and Upper Primary. In Maths we use the Big Ideas in Number approach. Targeted students receive specialised intervention of Two Smart and Quick Smart. Additionally, we follow the Berry Street Education Model, which is a methodology for teaching social and emotional learning. Science/P.E. and Modern Greek are taught for a further 100 minutes per week, while on Fridays we celebrate successful learning through elective activities. The Arts, HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences – including History and Geography) and Technologies.
Extra curricula activities include Choir, SAPSASA and Instrumental Music.
All students are expected to read at home daily and record this in their Reading Log. Year 3-7 students are also expected to practise (and record) their Times Tables at home, at least three times a week.
We have a focus on data collection which shows students’ progress in the areas of Maths, Reading, Attendance rates, Well-being, and School and Community Engagement. Our family and community involvement is strong, and students are at the centre of everything we do.
Renmark North School is recognised nationally for their performance in Language Perfect.