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.

 

Purpose Statement

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.

Information Sessions

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:

Parent Engagement Sessions Term 3

If you would like to be a part of our Parent Engagement in Learning Course, please sign up at the front office.

Helping Your Child Succeed At School

Tips to Support Learning at Home

See the videos below for easy tips to help your child’s learning at home in the following languages: English, Somali, Somoa, Hindi and Urdu. 

Educational Resources

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.

 

Reading Mantra
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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F-9 Reading Mantra

The following videos show students using the Reading Mantra for deeper understanding – Video

 

 

 

Maths Mantra
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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Years F-4 Maths Mantra

Years 5-9 Maths Mantra

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.

Metacognition
‘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.

Questions To Ask During Reading

Student Work sample.

See, Think, Wonder Foundation Year 1 Student Work Sample

See, Think, Wonder Year 2 Year 4 Student Work Sample

See, Think, Wonder Year 5 Year 9 Student Work Sample

Predicting

Predicting is a comprehension strategy that requires students to make an educated guess about what is going to happen in the story. Students need to use information in the pictures, text, title and their prior knowledge to make an educated guess about the story.

 

Questions to ask your child before, during and after reading.

What do you think the book is going to be about? Why?

What do you think is going to happen next? Why?

What do you think might happen now? Why?

This video shows how teachers use this strategy to promote deeper thinking about stories through prediction.

Predicting F 2 Student Work Sample

Predicting 3 4 Student Work Sample

Predicting 5 9 Student Work Sample

Inferring

Inferring is a comprehension strategy that requires students to make an educated guess about a part of the story they are reading. Students need to use the evidence in the story such as the pictures, words and phrases to understand more than what is directly found in the book.

Students can infer character emotions and guess the meaning of unknown words using the clues in the text to help them.

This video shows how teachers use this strategy to promote deeper thinking about stories through inferring.

Inferring F 2 Student Work Sample

Inferring 3 4 Student Work Sample

Inferring 5 9 Student Work Sample

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