About Us

Our Vision: The community of Redesdale-Mia Mia Primary School considers itself a family that fosters wellbeing and embraces diversity. We strive to develop independent leaders who are globally capable.

Redesdale Mia Mia Primary School is an amalgamation of Redesdale Primary School and Mia Mia Primary School which occurred in 1991. The school is located in the township of Redesdale, 45 kilometres south of Bendigo and 30 kilometres north of Kyneton at the headwaters of Lake Eppalock on the Campaspe River.

School facilities include three classrooms, one of which is currently used for a community quilt project involving weekly sewing sessions. The school grounds include a number of storage sheds, a chicken coop and several vegetable gardens.

At the time of review Redesdale Mia Mia has a student enrolment of eleven students with a total of seven families. Bus transport is available for the students and local children either walk, ride their bikes or rely on private transport to get to school.

The staff profile at Redesdale Mia Mia consists of a Principal and one classroom teacher. The Principal is released from classroom teaching responsibilities to perform administration as required. There is a part-time specialist teacher for Indonesian language and a language assistant. The school has regular access to the Mobile Area Resource Centre (MARC) van librarian 0.1, a part-time School Office Manager and a part-time integration aide.

Redesdale Mia Mia offers learning programs based on the Victorian Curriculum. The MARC program facilitates library lessons and borrowing opportunities for students. An Indonesian language teacher and a language assistant attend the school for half a day every week.

The school is currently involved in an 18 month community quilt project support by Redesdale and Mia Mia communities.

Redesdale Mia Mia Primary School participates in the Coliban Campaspe Small Schools Network, involving a group of neighbouring schools. This group coordinates a range of major events and activities for students including sporting days, music and arts programs, science days, camping programs and excursions. The network provides combined professional development for teaching staff.

 

Literacy Program:

CAFÉ and Daily 5

The Daily 5 and CAFÉ Literacy approach is a framework for structuring literacy time so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently.

Students select from five authentic reading and writing choices, working independently toward personalized goals, while the teacher meets individual needs through whole-group and small-group instruction, as well as one-on-one conferring. These choices include:

  1. Read to Self,
  2. Work on Writing,
  3. Read to Someone,
  4. Listen to Reading, 
  5. Word Work.

The benefits of The Daily 5 and CAFÉ literacy approach for teachers and schools include:

  • students develop independence, stamina, and accountability;
  • improves schoolwide literacy achievement; and
  • behaviours of independence transfer to other content areas.
  • Reading and writing goals are personalised for each student.
  • A lifelong enjoyment for reading.

 

 

Redesdale Mia Mia

Primary School

31 School Road Redesdale VIC 3444

Telephone: (03) 5425 3155

Fax: (03) 5425 3264

School email:
redesdale.mia.mia.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au