Curriculum - Learning at LSWW

It doesn't help a child to tackle a difficult task if they succeed consistently at an easy one. It doesn't teach them to persist in the face of obstacles if obstacles are always eliminated . . . what children learn best from are slightly difficult tasks which they have to struggle through. Knowing they can cope with difficulties is what makes children seek challenges and overcome further problems.
- Carol Dweck, Columbia University, New York

Building Learning Power
To prosper in the learning age, our students must learn to embrace uncertainty with robust self confidence and approach the future with curiosity and optimism. Building learning power provides a clear direction for this exciting journey.

Learning and Teaching
We believe that every student is a unique individual created by God with their own special gifts, strengths and needs. In order for students to build their own positive image of themselves as learners and contributors to their communities they are provided with relevant, purposeful and appropriate learning experiences. These learning experiences are structured and presented in a variety of ways with opportunities for both success and personal challenge.

Students are encouraged to take ownership of and contribute direction to the learning experience. The school facilitates this learning by providing timely and purposeful feedback and learning environments which promote a positive atmosphere of trust and safe risk taking.

Features of the Primary Curriculum at Lutheran School Wagga Wagga

  • A Christian foundation that provides students with the foundation to assist in fostering the God given gifts.
  • An inquiry based approach to learning.
  • A technology rich environment that prepares students well for the electronic world they will inherit.
  • Specialist teachers in the areas of music, physical education and art.
  • Specialist teaching of German.
  • Exemplary pastoral care.
  • A vibrant music education and performance program involving choir, percussion groups and recorder groups. Private music lessons are also available on site, run by the Riverina Conservatorium of Music.
  • Team sports involving year levels three to six that compete against other local independent schools.