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Teaching and learning

Key learning areas

In each of the school’s year levels, instruction is given in English, mathematics, studies of society and the environment, religious education, science, language other than English (LOTE) - Japanese, the arts (visual arts, drama, dance, media, music), health and physical education (HPE), information and communication technologies (ICT).

The Australian Curriculum, which was introduced in 2012, sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities that are important for all Australian students. It identifies what all young people should learn as they progress through schooling, and is the foundation for high quality teaching to meet the needs of all Australian students.

Students across Australia will have a consistent curriculum in English, mathematics, science, (and history in 2013), and these will be the four core learning areas every young Australian will study during their education from prep to year 10.

Students are more likely to be successful when their parents are engaged in their education. A wide range of research has shown that when parents are truly engaged, children:

  • attend school more regularly

  • are better behaved

  • have better academic outcomes

  • have a greater sense of how to be successful in school

  • are more likely to graduate and go on to post-secondary education

Parents and carers can support their child's education by familiarising themselves with the Australian Curriculum, to understand what their child will be learning at each stage of their schooling.

For more information please see the Australian Curriculum website.

Helpful tips and resources for parents and carers to support their child's education can be found at Education Queensland's parents and carers website. 

Teaching and learning audit

Teaching and learning audits have been conducted in every Queensland state school to provide quality feedback on how the school is performing against key standards and to inform school planning processes.

Our school was audited on 29 August 2012 by Mr Gordon Robertson, principal of Mission Beach State School. The results of our audit are in 2 sections– the eight page profile and an executive summary. We will use this information to inform our Quadrennial School Review and anew four year plan for our school's future. Please see the documents below for more information.