St. Patrick’s Primary School is committed to meeting the requirements of the new Australian Curriculum which came into operation in 2014.
The primary curriculum Key Learning Areas (KLAs) are the subject areas in which we teach the Australian Curriculum outcomes.
The Australian Curriculum sets consistent national standards to improve learning outcomes for all young Australians. It sets out, through content descriptions and achievement standards, what students should be taught and achieve, as they progress through school. It is the base for future learning, growth and active participation in the Australian community. The Australian Curriculum focuses on learning area content and achievement standards that describe what students will learn and teachers will teach. It also gives attention to seven general capabilities that are important for life and work in the 21st century. - ACARA
At St. Patrick's we value and appreciate the importance of the English language and view it as a key to learning. We understand the the power of effective communication and literacy today in the 21st Century. Language is a tool that allows one to develop positive interactions with others. It also enables an independence to be able to think imaginatively, creatively and critically.
We believe the learning experiences provided at St Patrick’s will help students to learn:
- About themselves, their culture and the culture of others
- To communicate their thoughts and feelings
- To interact with others
- To use their imagination
- To make informed decisions about personal and social issues
- To create and interpret texts
These experiences will provide students with the opportunity to develop an appreciation and love of language and literature throughout their lives.
Throughout their schooling at St. Patrick's, from stages Early Stage 1 through to Stage 3 in primary school, students will be learning English content based on:
- Speaking and listening
- Writing and representing
- Reading and viewing
- Responding and composing
- Handwriting and using digital technologies
- Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary
- Thinking imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically
- Expressing themselves
- Reflecting on learning
At St Patrick’s Primary school we strive to reach each child’s educational potential in an enjoyable learning and leisure environment. Mathematics is an integral part of our lives. We use mathematics each day to assist us in organising our lives, in our leisure activities and in our endeavour to help others. We believe that competency in this area is important for optimum growth to maturity in a world where mathematics is all around us. Our school community aims to give our children opportunities to develop in their mathematics skills by providing quality learning resources, activities and teaching.
- Number and Algebra
- Statistics and Probability
- Measurement and Geometry
- Working Mathematically
Please click on the other Key Learning Areas to find out more curriculum information.