At Cunnamulla P – 12 State School, we believe that we are all Life Long Learners!
Australia has moved towards a national curriculum to achieve consistency in curriculum, assessment and reporting from Prep to Year 12. Our curriculum is drawn from The Australian Curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science and History.
The Australian Curriculum values, respects and explores the contribution of Asian and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to its contemporary literature and its literary heritage through their distinctive ways of representing and communicating knowledge, traditions and experience.
English and Math remain central to the curriculum as well as science; however there are other KLAs that are covered in the daily program.
English helps students to engage imaginatively and critically with literature, which in turn expands the scope of their experiences. Texts provide the means for communication .They can be written, spoken or multimodal, and in print or digital/online forms. The English curriculum is organised into 3 inter-related strands:
Within the strands, the processes of speaking and listening, reading, viewing and writing are represented. Language elements such as spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary are developmentally sequenced within the strands.
We hold strong uninterrupted literacy blocks across the primary school to ensure the delivery of a daily Literacy Program. This provides each student with small group and intensive support, appropriate to their individual needs. Throughout these sessions students come to appreciate, enjoy and use the English language in all its variations.
Mathematics is arranged in 3 strands:
Within each strand students are encouraged to reason and work mathematically, recognising the connections between the areas using mathematical Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving, and Reasoning. We encourage students to be confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics enabling them to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their everyday life.
Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. Science has 3 interrelated strands:
Science Understanding provides a solid foundation of knowledge in the biological, chemical, physical, earth and space sciences.
History is a disciplined process of inquiry into the past that develops students' curiosity and imagination. Awareness of history is an essential characteristic of any society, and historical knowledge is fundamental to understanding ourselves and others. It promotes the understanding of societies, events, movements and developments that have shaped humanity from earliest times. It helps students appreciate how the world and its people have changed, as well as the significant continuities that exist to the present day.