Curriculum - Key Learning Areas

GENERAL
In all Key Learning Areas each child is encouraged to become actively involved in all activities that are designed for the particular stage of development.

Key Learning Areas (KLA's) are the mandatory subject areas taught in all NSW schools.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
While recognising that parents are the first educators of their children in faith, Religious Education in the Primary years enables young people to see and respond to God in their lives. Children are invited to reflect on Sacred Scripture, talk with God through prayer, discover the beauty of God's creation and explore the meaning of symbols and rituals. Above all other things, this is the time when young people come to know how much God loves them, and when they are drawn into a love of God and others.

 

MATHEMATICS
Mathematics in K-6 focuses on developing students' mathematical understanding, fluency, communication, reasoning and problem solving through their study of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.  These capabilities enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations, using strategies to make decisions and solve problems relevant to their future education and everyday lives.
 

ENGLISH
In English, students learn to read, write, speak, view and represent language.  They learn about the English language and literature through working with a wide range of spoken, visual, multimedia and digital texts.  Students learn how language varies according to context, and how to communicate with a range of audiences for different purposes.  They learn to read for information and pleasure.  Students gain a sound grasp of language structures, punctuation, spelling and grammar.  They also learn to think in ways that are imaginative, creative and critical.

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Science and Technology develops students' skills in thinking, investigating and problem-solving.  It gives them knowledge and skills in scientific investigation and inquiry, design and applying technologies.  Children pose questions, test ideas, and develop and evaluate designed solutions.

 

HUMAN SOCIETY AND ITS ENVIRONMENT (HSIE)
HSIE provides opportunities for students to explore the past and present to develop an understanding of their personal and community identity.  They investigte the interactions between people, places and environments that shape their nation and world.  They learn to participate in society as informed, responsible and active citizens.

 

CREATIVE ARTS
Creative Arts gives students experiences in the visual arts, music, drama and dance.  They have opportunities to explore their creativity in each of these areas.

Students learn to appreciate the meaning and values that each artform offers.  They perform and express themselves through the visual arts, music, drama and dance.

 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PDHPE)
PDHPE develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to lead healthy, active and fulfilling lives.  Students learn about the importance of good food and regular exercise and develop positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.

Students learn how bodies grow and change over time.  They learn skills to play individual and team sports, and the values of sportsmanship and teamwork.