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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.

Teaching for Effective Learning

The South Australian Teaching for Effective Learning (TfEL) describes DECD’s position on teaching and learning practices that lead to improved student engagement and achievement. Together with the Australian Curriculum and The Early Years Learning Framework,  the TfEL Framework provides the basis for the ongoing development of teaching and learning practices in South Australia.

The Australian Curriculum

Thiele Primary School curriculum includes all those activities devised by the school for the educational advancement of its children and is based on the Australian Curriculum. There are three dimensions in the Australian Curriculum:

  • Learning areas
  • General capabilities
  • Cross-curriculum prioritie


General Capabilities

General capabilities are included in the content of the learning areas. These are the skills and abilities intended to help prepare young Australians to learn, live and work in the 21st century.

The Australian Curriculum has seven General Capabilities:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Ethical Understanding
  • Intercultural Understanding

Cross Curriculum Priorities

In a similar way, there are three priorities critical to Australia’s future

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Histories and Culture
  • Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia
  • Sustainability

They build across the curriculum and allow students to connect the content of learning areas.

Responsibility for the implementation of the curriculum within the learning frameworks is entrusted to our educators who work within collaborative learning teams to differentiate and meet the needs of individual learners.

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