The Arundel State School’s Curriculum Framework (P-6) is guided by the following departmental policy statements:
- To provide a curriculum to maximise the capacity of all students to attain the achievement standards of the National Curriculum
- Monitor and assess individual student achievement and evaluate it against state-wide and national standards, regularly using collaborative processes to support teachers in making consistent judgements.
- Implement school assessment tasks …., and administer nationally prescribed assessments.
- Regularly report relevant information to parents on student achievement and learning.
Our school curriculum includes:
- The planning of Prep to Year 6 curriculum so that students have multiple opportunities to achieve and consolidate the achievement level statements of the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), and the end of year junctures in the dimensions of the Essential Learnings.
- The teaching of the learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, HASS, Technology, The Arts and Health and Physical Education in Prep to 6.
- The teaching of LOTE for the students in Years 4 to 6
- The planning processes to be carried out in consultation with the school community.
- An annual review of whole-school literacy planning, implementation and evaluation with a focus on the literacy requirements in each of the Learning Areas.
- An annual review of whole-school numeracy planning, implementation and evaluation with a focus on the numeracy requirements in each of the Learning Areas.
- The embedding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.
- A program for the students identified as gifted and talented as outlined in the Framework for Gifted Education
- An inclusive program for the students identified as needing special support.
- Modifications to learning outcomes to be included in an Individual Curriculum Plan
- The integration of ICT (information and communication technologies) in all aspects of the curriculum to enhance student learning.
- A range of assessment tools and processes to monitor each student’s learning development.
- Responding to each student’s achievements with explicit and targeted teaching.
- Using data from a range of sources to inform planning and teaching (e.g. data from NAPLAN, student semester reports, standardised testing and school based assessments)
- Using agreed standards of student achievement to make judgements – related to the achievement standards of the National Curriculum
- Administrating the National Assessment of Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests in Years 3 and 5.
- Conducting regular moderation of common year level assessment tasks using standards based on criteria formed at the onset of year level planning.
- Making judgements of student achievement based on a five-point scale.
- Reporting to parents using a formal written report twice yearly.
Arundel State School Curriculum framework (PDF, 1.4MB)