Our curriculum is aligned to the Victorian Curriculum. It is balanced across academic and personal growth, and is focused on engaging young learners to achieve their highest potential.
The Victorian Curriculum F-10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship. The Victorian Curriculum F-10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards.
A strong emphasis is placed on the value of English and Maths throughout the curriculum. English and Maths is fully integrated into all theme work in which children are engaged.
We use an Inquiry Learning approach to allow children to develop all the life skills they need to prepare them for making positive contributions to society, and our teaching and learning practice encourages students to go deeper in their understanding and relate learning experiences to real life situations.
Strong foundations in Science & Technology (STEM) are a priority, and in 2019 we are supported by a school Science Expert, who works with staff and students weekly to provide an innovative and hands-on STEM program.
The key areas of Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Indonesian and Library are supported by specialist teachers.
The Mathematics curriculum focuses on Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability. We also use open ended questioning and problem solving in order to develop and apply thinking and reasoning skills in areas such as number concepts, patterns, measurement, shapes and chance and data.
The English Curriculum focuses on Reading and Viewing, Writing, Speaking and Listening. We encourage making meaning of text and language through a variety of teaching approaches. These include integrating the key features of grammar, phonics, spelling, punctuation and genres in the areas of speaking and listening, reading, writing and interpreting various text types.
The Science curriculumaims to ensure that students develop an interest in Science as a means of expanding their curiosity and willingness to explore, ask questions about and speculate on the changing world in which we live.
In the Victorian Curriculum F–10, the Humanities includes Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History. The Humanities provide a framework for students to examine the complex processes that have shaped the modern world and to investigate responses to different challenges including people’s interconnections with the environment.
In Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business, students explore the systems that shape society, with a specific focus on legal and economic systems. Students learn about Australia’s role in global systems, and are encouraged to appreciate democratic principles and to contribute as active, informed and responsible citizens.
In History and Geography, students explore the processes that have shaped and which continue to shape different societies and cultures, to appreciate the common humanity shared across time and distance, and to evaluate the ways in which humans have faced and continue to face different challenges.
In the Victorian Curriculum F–10, the Technologies includes Design and Technology and Digital Technologies. In Design and Technologies, students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions. In Digital Technologies, students use computational thinking and information systems to analyse, design and develop digital solutions.
The Arts includes Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design. In Dance, Drama and Music students explore the performing arts whilst in Media Arts, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design students explore the world of visual representation and expression.
Health and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education focuses on students enhancing their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. Integral to Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies to enable students to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities.
Languages other than English (LOTE)
Our LOTE Bahasa Indonesian program provides a broad introduction to both the language and culture of Indonesia in visual, spoken and written form. Learning languages in addition to English extends student’s literacy repertoires and their capacity to communicate. It strengthens student’s understanding of the nature of language, culture, and the processes of communication.
Our composite class system allows children to participate in concepts at their level of understanding ie. related to their age and stage of development.