Dalby State School encourages 21st century
thinking. We understand that each
student is individual and brings with them a desire to learn and participate in
a curriculum that harnesses their potential to achieve wonderful results.
Our teachers plan engaging learning experiences that cater
for a range of students in their class. Teacher Aides work with teachers to ensure our students are provided
with regular support. A variety of
teaching practices are used including the regional focus of Explicit
Instruction whereby teachers scaffold learning experiences and allow students
to consolidate the required skills and knowledge.
"One of the greatest
tools available to us [as educators] in this pursuit is explicit instruction –
instruction that is systematic, direct, engaging and success orientated." Anita
Dalby State School uses the Australian Curriculum
to plan, teach, assess and report for the core learning areas of English,
Maths, Science, History and Geography. Subject areas including the Arts, Technology, Health and Physical
Education and Languages Other Than English (Year 5 and 6 only) utilise a
combination of the Australian Curriculum and the Queensland Essential
Learnings. Teachers utilise a variety of
resources including Queensland’s support materials "Curriculum into the
Classroom" to create engaging units of work each term.
Dalby State School is a gazetted ‘Music Excellence’
school. We offer a highly engaging and
broad Music program that incorporates a number of Choral Ensembles,
Instrumental Ensembles as well as a highly successful Beginner Band, Concert
Band and Stage Band. Involvement in
eisteddfods, school and district events is highly encouraged and participation
in state wide performances such as Creative Generations occurs frequently. Dalby State School presents a musical every
second year to rave reviews.