Teaching & Learning

Learning Areas

The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians

(December 2008) identifies two goals of schooling for all students

Goal 1

Australian schooling promotes equity and excellence

Goal 2

All young Australians become:

  • successful learners
  • confident and creative individuals
  • active and informed citizens

Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is responsible for the development of the Australian curriculum from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12. Learning Areas from the Australian Curriculum for (P-10) are being implemented progressively from 2012 – 2016.

See here for further information:

www.acara.edu.au

Learning Areas Information (P-10)

Religion

The Religion Curriculum is a particular area of learning within the school curriculum. This learning area explores the knowledge, attitudes and values, skills and behaviours necessary for thinking critically and acting responsibility in the light of the Catholic interpretation of reality. The Religion Curriculum is designed in a sequential way that is sensitive to the learning needs of students.

English

In English students develop the capacity to speak, listen, read, view, write and shape texts to make meaning with purpose, effect and confidence in a diverse range of contexts.

Mathematics

Learning mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills & knowledge skills and knowledge in Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry, and Statistics & Probability. Students explore this context through the proficiencies of Fluency, Understanding, Problem Solving and Reasoning.

Science

Studying science helps students understand the nature of the world around them and their place in that world. It engages students in distinctive ways of thinking about and explaining events and phenomena.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences include the subject areas of; history, geography, business of economics and civics and citizenship. Students study human behaviour  and interaction within political, cultural, social, environmental and economic contexts.

Health and Physical Education

The Health and Physical Education learning area offers students opportunities to make informed decisions about the health of individuals and communities; develop concepts and skills for physical activity; and enhance personal development.

Technology

In Design Technologies students learn to develop and apply technologies knowledge, process and production skills to design, produce and evaluate solutions using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies  for real world needs, opportunities, end users, clients or consumers in a range of contexts.

In Digital Technologies students learn to develop and apply technical knowledge, process and computational thinking skills, including algorithmic logic and abstraction, to transform data into informational solutions for real world needs, opportunities, end users, clients or consumers in a range of contexts.

The Arts

Through the five disciplines of The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media, Music and Visual Art) students develop, share and pass on understandings of themselves, their histories, and their culture.

Languages other than English

Learning a language other than English introduces students to other languages as a means of accessing other peoples’ way of thinking; inspires interest and respect for other cultures; and develops an array of transferable skills.

Subjects (Years 11 – 12)

The Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority develops, approves and revises syllabus for senior subjects.

See here for further information:

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA)