I teach in an eastern suburb's primary school located approximately 8km from the Adelaide city centre. The school is regarded as an "old school", having been established in 1846. The school caters for students in Years 3-7. There are approximately 500 students enrolled at the school. Fifty percent of students are from non-English speaking backgrounds with 46 cultural backgrounds represented in the student cohort. The school's vision is to provide an educational environment that is supportive and success-oriented that prepares students for changing futures. The school follows an International Baccalaureate (IB) program that is integrated within the Year 6/7 curriculum. The school has a reputation for excellence in education, with literacy and numeracy scores above or significantly above the state average. In mathematics, the school advocates an "investigative" approach and the use of concrete materials.
Australian Mathematics Teacher / Vol. 68, No. 1, pp.16-20