The Primary School population is around 100 students. From 2017, a collaborative teaching approach is being implemented whereby we have a single class of Transition, Years 1-2, Years 3-4 and Years 5-6 with two teachers in all classes with more than 20 students. We also have the support of three Teacher Assistants. The Australian Curriculum is implemented through an inquiry-based approach, incorporating Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, Mandarin, the Arts, Physical, Health and Outdoor Education, and a focus on social and emotional learning. In addition, Religious and Values Education (RAVE) forms a part of the core curriculum for students in the Primary Years. These subject areas provide students with knowledge and skills, which enable them to explore and understand the interconnected nature of the subject areas and their inquiries. We aim for students to regard themselves as life-long learners from the beginning of their formal education.
Kormilda College Primary School is a Stephanie Alexander Foundation Kitchen Garden school. For the students, this means that each week they participate in either cooking or gardening lessons.
The Sensory Garden is an aspect of the playground, which provides children with a space for taking some time out and relaxing in quiet reflection.
Outside School Care NT (OSCNT) provides the Outside School Hours Care service at Kormilda College from 2.45pm to 6 pm daily.
As a leading provider of out of school hours and vacation care in the Darwin and Palmerston area, its policies and procedures comply with the National Quality Standards and all team members hold a current working with children clearances. Other qualifications include supervisory and behaviour management techniques as well as having first aid, asthma and allergy awareness training.
OSCNT staff ensure mature supervision, whilst retaining that special sense of being "children at heart" by actively joining in all the fun as well!
After a long day at school, OSCNT provides a pleasant change of routine and the opportunity for children to learn through their interests and play.
OSCNT provides support to families and assists in contributing to the long-term developmental goals of the children in their care.
Proactive engagement with the school community provides a continuity of care from school to the after school program. This ensures good communication for the best quality of care.
The Enrolment Pack for the Out of School Hours Care can be downloaded from here.