Building on student’s first year of schooling, Stage 1 is made up of Year 1 and 2. Student’s enjoy the transition from Kindergarten to Stage 1 where early reading and writing skills are further developed and fine-tuned through a combination of small group and whole class instruction. Our students enjoy expert instruction with a focus on differentiation, targeted learning intentions and high-quality literature. Comprehension skills are developed as well as public speaking.
During Mathematics, students are divided into grade groups and access the Stepping Stones program. Teachers couple this with hands on learning and small group activities. A strong focus on the Number Framework and both formative and summative assessment, ensure that students are receiving the highest quality instruction.
Stage 1 students enjoy Creative and Practical Arts groups, Infant’s Assemblies and love to present class items at our K-6 Assembly. In Stage 1, we love any excuse to dress up with Book Week parades and the Easter Hat parade's always a hit. Our bi-annual school production is a great hit with all students performing.
Our students enjoy participating in the Athletics and Cross Country sporting carnivals with our Year 2 students turning 8 able to participate in the popular Molong Central School Swimming Carnival.
We also take great pride in celebrating Naidoc Day, Hamony Day, Education Week and Grandparent’s Day.
School excursions are combined with Early Stage 1 and are alternating depending on even and odd year units, such as Paddock to Plate, or Australian Animals. In previous years we have visited a local farm for the day, travelled to the Dubbo Zoo for workshops and seeing the animals, also we have been entertained at the Orange Civic Theatre with some entertaining performances. Last year the lovely people at the Huntley Berry Farm welcomed us for tractor rides, strawberry picking and iceblocks, followed by some play at the Orange Adventure Playground.