Koala Unit
Years 3 and 4


The Koala Unit accommodates the Year 2, 3 and 4 students. The combination of natural and warm lighting, and neutral colours within the room, creates a calm learning environment.

Learning is often literature based and the rich class library means that students read every day, talk about books they have read, share books with others and develop a love for reading.

As a multi-age classroom students’ individual needs are catered for through differentiated tasks that provide equal amounts of scaffolded support and intellectual stretch for all students. You will often see all students completing a similar task, with varied outcomes. We use a combination of explicit teaching of skills, problem-solving and inquiry learning and hands on tasks – using inside and outside learning spaces.

“I feel safe in the Koala Unit because I know the people really well. It a safe and comfortable room” – Hazel

“The teachers explain it in a way that is easy to understand without telling us the answer” – Charlie

“The teachers wait for us the figure it out and let everyone have a turn” Amelia

“Everyone is very including, and we are helped in tricky situations” – Rose

“It’s a small school so everyone knows each other very well. We are allowed to make cubbies” – Amelia

The Encyclopedia of Ugly Teachers

We are all authors, and our latest book is called ‘The Encyclopedia of Ugly Teachers’.  We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it.

The Encyclopedia of Ugly Teachers

PDF Document – 2MB

Nature Letters

We are learning how to read and write a procedural text.  We read and followed the instructions in a procedure about how to ‘Nature Letters’.

Koala Unit – Wall of Honour Project

We are currently researching the fallen servicemen who were past students at Mylor Primary School. We have visited the Mylor War Memorial to get the names of the servicemen and searched through school archives to determine if they attended school at Mylor. We are working with the Mylor History Group on this project and appreciate the work they have done before us.