All reception to year 10 students are taught the Australian Curriculum. The curriculum learning areas are:
- Humanities and Social Sciences – History, Geography, Economics and Business, Civics and Citizenship
- The Arts – Dance, Drama, Music, Media Arts, Visual Arts
- Technologies – Design and Technologies, Digital Technologies
- Health and Physical Education
We aim to challenge and build student’s creative and critical thinking skills, independence, initiative and enjoyment of learning.
We actively seek student input and feedback into our teaching and learning programs for authentic student involvement.
Visit curriculum in South Australia for more information.
Literacy and numeracy
Developing each child’s literacy and numeracy abilities is also a major focus in everything we do.
Building knowledge, understanding, learning dispositions and skills will be developed through encouraging growth mindsets, high quality and engaging sequential teaching and learning – including, at times, STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, Mathematics) thinking.
South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
Students in Year 10, 11 and 12 complete their SACE by choosing stage 1 or 2 subjects or Vocational Education training (VET) options.
Subjects and training certificates can be delivered face to face, by the Open Access College or by another school via local delivery. Many of our students complete their SACE by doing an Australian School Based Apprenticeship (ASBA). Students complete an industry standard certificate training course credited towards their SACE completion, while also gaining valuable work experience with an employer as a paid apprentice.
Subject counselling ensures as far as possible, choices are individualised for student’s pathways.
Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum
The mandatory Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) is taught every year. The KS:CPC is required for all children and young people in our school. It’s taught each year by teachers who have completed a full-day KS:CPC training course.
It teaches children to:
- recognise abuse and tell a trusted adult about it
- understand what touching is appropriate and inappropriate
- understand ways of keeping themselves safe.
Visit Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum information for parents and carers for more information.
Extracurricular activities are organised to enrich our student’s learning, which include excursions, guest visitors, performances and activities in or outside of school.
Student support services
The following support services are available through the Department for Education:
- bilingual support
- speech and language
- special education
- social work.
If staff believe a referral for a child may be required, they will discuss this with families and only with permission, will it be submitted.