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Subjects and programs

Subjects and their underpinning strands are as follows:

National curriculum

  • English - literature, language and literacy using the processes of reading, writing, viewing and speaking.
  • Mathematics - number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability.
  • Science - biological, physical, chemical and earth and space sciences.
  • History - historical knowledge and understanding and historical skills.
  • Geography - geographical knowledge and understanding and geographical inquiry and skills.

Queensland curriculum

  • The arts - drama, dance, media and art.
  • Physical education (PE) and health-personal development (health) and physical activity.
  • Technology.
  • Music.
  • Language other than English (LOTE) - Japanese for years 5 to 7.

Prep curriculum

Prep uses the early years curriculum guidelines which have the following strands:

  • Social and personal learning.
  • Health and physical learning.
  • Language learning and communication.
  • Early mathematical understandings and active learning processes.
Early learning records are used to assess and report on these areas. 

Students across all year levels engage with information and communication technology (ICTs) as appropriate across all areas of the curriculum.

Systematic assessment of students includes NAPLAN for years 3, 5 and 7 in May of each year. This data, along with standardised school assessments, assist staff to monitor and tailor teaching to suit each students' needs. These needs are then discussed by class teachers with the leadership team each term at student support meetings.

Our school’s pedagogical framework’s central focus is the whole child and as such the expectation for classroom delivery is that differentiation will be a major focus as our teachers deliver explicit teaching with the support, scaffolding and extension required for all students to achieve to their maximum potential.

'You can do it!' program

The 'You can do it!' program (PDF, 699 KB) further supports the development of the whole child with lessons in every class across the school covering confidence, resilience, getting along, organisation and persistence. This along with other programs underpins the school’s Kids Matter framework.

To help develop the whole child our school offers extra curricula activities such as our instrumental music, strings and choir programs and the Active After-school Community program.



Japanese

Japanese is offered from year 2 to year 6. The program follows the Queensland curriculum and covers the four skill sets in language learning; speaking, reading, writing and listening. The students also learn all three of the Japanese scripts; hiragana, katakana and kanji. Each term students focus on a unit topic, learning the vocabulary, phrases and grammar appropriate to their year level.

Studying a second language is an important part of each student’s education. It allows them to become part of the global community and expands their horizons by giving them the ability to communicate with people from other countries.

A range of studies has shown that those students who learn languages at a young age are more likely to have higher results in academic testing and have a stronger ability to empathise with people from other countries. They become open minded citizens who are able to appreciate and accept other cultures.

 

Religious Instruction

Religious Instruction (RI) is offered at the school and is conducted on Fridays between 12:25pm - 1:30pm.

Students are allocated to RI based on information provided by parents on the completed Student Enrolment Form unless other written instructions have been provided to the school.

Students who are not participating in RI will be provided with other instruction in a separate supervised location.

Parents will be advised of any changes to the RI and other instruction programs to ensure they are able to make an informed decision on their child's participation.