The school day has several key components. Each day begins with a whole school session of Buddhist Awareness, followed by separate class sessions of Literacy, Numeracy and Integrated Studies Programs and using inquiry based learning.
The learning areas of Science, Humanities, Civics and Citizenship, Health and Technology are integrated into this daily programme. Discrete classes of Languages (Auslan and Chinese), Phys Ed, Visual Arts and Performing Arts are timetabled each week.
A weekly drama class integrates Literacy and Music and supports regular learning celebrations held each term. Weekly Fine Art classes support the term themes and develop specific artistic skills and experience in different media.
Personal and Interpersonal Learning are incorporated into the underlying approaches to daily studies. A hands-on project with students in cross-age groupings occurs once a week. Special event days are held regularly where students engage with each other and the local community on key topics related to the term theme.
Join our Board
Daylesford Dharma School is seeking applications from suitably qualified and passionate individuals to join the Board of Governance Find out more here.
Our prospectus is a great introduction to the school. Please take a moment to have a look (click on the image below).
At a time when Australian education and education in general is failing so many kids, our model is succeeding. Thriving, even.
We need to raise funds to move our school ready for 2018.
Thank you for your generous support.