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.