A sample of the programs at Renmark Primary School:


InitiaLit is an evidence-based whole-class literacy program providing all children with the essential core knowledge and strong foundations to become successful readers and writers. InitiaLit is a three-year program, covering the first three years of school (Foundation to Year 2). This program is embedded in all junior primary classrooms.


The Orton-Gillingham (OG) reading program is made up of systematic, multisensory, phonics and language instruction. It is a scientific research-based diagnostic and prescriptive therapy to remediate and teach reading (literacy) and language skills. We use the O-G Intervention program for students requiring additional support in learning to read.


The Resilience Project is an engaging R-6 program that provides evidence-based, practical strategies to build resilience. This program is designed to include students, teachers and the community to be practising the key pillars of resilience: Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (GEM). This program is an important part of our school’s effort to look after the mental health of our community.


We take pride in offering specialised instruction through our dedicated teachers who focus on the science, health, physical education, and languages curriculum. These specialist teachers create captivating and immersive learning experiences, ensuring that our students are not just educated but also thoroughly engaged.


This approach embeds practical strategies that promote student engagement, wellbeing and success in learning, through understanding the impact of trauma on the developing brain, promoting pro-social behaviours, building positive relationships for healing trauma, and creating and rebuilding healthy, positive and reparative connections in the child’s brain. Trauma-informed practice in education is a process of cultural change that enables educators and support staff to understand the impact of childhood trauma and respond to the learning and engagement needs of vulnerable children and young people.