Community Engagement in Learning
Welcome to the Community Engagement in Learning page. On this webpage, you will find information and educational resources to support your child’s learning at home.
Community Engagement in Learning Team
Our staff are committed to engaging families in their children’s learning. Our aim is to provide opportunities for families to participate in experiences that will help build an understanding of how our children learn. We strive to strengthen educational partnerships across our College community and beyond.
Supporting Your Child’s Learning at Home
Term 1, 2019 – An information session was held for families of students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The session focused on the College expectations of learning and the different assessments used to support teaching and learning. Families were provided with materials to support their children’s learning at home.
Parent Engagement in Learning Course
Term 1, 2019 – Parents participate in Parent Engagement in Learning Course. The course teaches how to use a range of reading comprehension strategies (developed by Duke & Pearson) which research shows help students develop literacy skills.
If you are interested in joining the “Parent Engagement Learning Course” and support our school community, please speak to the office staff.
Term 3, 2019 – Parent Engagement in Learning Course Sessions:
If you would like to be a part of our Parent Engagement in Learning Course, please sign up at the front office.
At Truganina College, we set high expectations for all students to succeed. Please find below a selection of key educational resources to motivate and support your child’s learning at school as well as at home.
We developed this Reading Mantra here at Truganina College as a brief, visual guide to help support our students develop their thinking and deepen their understanding of what they are reading. Students use this across the College during reading.
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The following videos show students using the Reading Mantra for deeper understanding – Video
We developed this Maths Mantra here at Truganina College as a brief guide to help support our students thinking when they are responding/solving Maths problems. It’s simply a structured way for them to think about how to do this.
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This video shows students using the Maths Mantra for problem solving – Video
Reading Comprehension Strategies
Truganina College has a strong focus on developing and extending reading comprehension skills.
Here you will find useful resources to support your child’s reading comprehension at home.
‘See, Think, Wonder’ is a thinking strategy to develop an understanding of the text.
This strategy can be used when reading a picture storybook or a longer text for enjoyment. It can promote deeper thinking while reading non-fiction books (science, humanities, history). Students can use it when they read any text containing photographs or pictures.
This video shows how teachers use ‘See, Think, Wonder’ strategy at Truganina College to develop metacognition.
Click to see a list of questions you can ask your child during reading.
Student Work sample.