Individual Learning

Our Approach to Personalised Learning

The key to unlocking every child’s potential are Avondale’s comprehensive Personal Achievement Targets (PATs), which are designed to engage each child in optimal learning. Children are supported through classroom teachers’ differentiation of learning activities and outcomes, to cater for children’s individual needs. Teachers understand each child’s strengths and areas that require support and are therefore able to meet their individual learning needs very effectively.

The PATs provides parents with an overview of their child’s learning and progress, and forms the basis for the communication process between teacher and parent. Education is therefore tailored towards each individual child and PATs focuses on learning goals.

PATs should therefore be considered as formal learning partnerships. Children will often work to achieve their individual goals, or work with others with similar goals. Parent Teacher Meetings are held to discuss the progress of each child. PATs is not part of the reporting process and is used as an internal planning tool for teacher’s use only.

What are Personal Achievement Targets (PATs)?

The PATs process brings parents and teachers together as a team to consider the student’s current level of performance. Parents, teachers and students work together in identifying strengths, learning styles, challenges and interests, and then use this information to set one to three agreed goals aimed at building learning capacity. Support that can be provided by both the School and home is also discussed.

Throughout the year, these goals are informally reviewed for students from Foundation to Year 4, and as they are achieved, new goals can take their place. Secondary School teachers and students regularly meet to review progress towards the goals. One other meeting will also be scheduled in Term 3 for parents and teachers to formally review the PATs goals. Parents are always welcome, however, to contact their child’s teacher should they wish to have additional meetings.

Our Approach to Personalised Learning

The key to unlocking every child’s potential is Avondale’s comprehensive Personal Achievement Targets (PATs), which are designed to engage each child in optimal learning. Children are supported through classroom teachers’ differentiation of learning activities and outcomes, to cater for children’s individual needs. Teachers understand each child’s strengths and areas that require support, and are therefore able to meet their individual learning needs very effectively.

PATs provides parents with an overview of their child’s learning and progress, and forms the basis for the communication process between teacher and parent. Education is therefore tailored towards each individual child and PATs focuses on learning goals.

PATs should therefore be considered as formal learning partnerships. Children will often work to achieve their individual goals, or work with others with similar goals. Parent Teacher Meetings are held to discuss the progress of each child. PATs is not part of the reporting process and is used as an internal planning tool for teacher’s use only.