Curriculum

The curriculum at Thiele Primary School is based on the Australian Curriculum and covers students learning about themselves and their world, as well as the skills of literacy, numeracy and information and communication technologies. It aims to enable our students to become independent lifelong learners who are productive well informed citizens.

The Australian Curriculum describes the range of knowledge, skills and values associated with learning primary school students. It is organised into 8 specific Learning Areas from Reception to Year 12 and are agreed nationally by all Australian Ministers of Education.

English: is learnt through the strands of language; literature and literacy. Together the three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing.

Mathematics: is learnt through mathematical proficiencies of understanding fluency, problem solving, reasoning and the strands of number and algebra, measurement and geometry, statistics and probability.

Science: is learnt through the strands of science understanding; Earth Space Science, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Chemical Sciences; science inquiry skills and science as a human endeavour.

Humanities & Social Sciences: the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) are the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts. The Humanities and Social Sciences learning areas include a study of history, geography, civics and citizenship and economics and business.

The Arts: are learnt through the strands of Dance, Drama, media Arts, Music and Visual Arts.

Technologies: are learnt through the strands of Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies.

Physical Education & Health: is learnt through the strands of personal, social and community health, movement and physical activity.

Japanese: Language learning provides the opportunities for students to engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of the world and its peoples.

General Capabilities are explicitly addressed in the content learning areas. The general capabilities encompass the knowledge, skills, curriculum content in each learning area and the cross-curriculum priorities that assist students to live and work successfully in the 21st century.

All children and students learn and progress in different ways and at different rates. Achievement Standards include specific outcomes and guide educators when tracking students’ progress. The emphasis is on challenging students to achieve a higher standard, rather than passing or failing at a particular point in time.