Primary School Academics


Primary School is an important chapter in your child’s education. During the first years of learning your child will develop a basic educational foundation that consists of skills such as reading and writing, as well as the concepts of language, math, science and culture, among other subjects.

Many of the important life skills and lessons are taught during a child’s primary education. Children learn about choosing right from wrong, how to set and reach goals, how to appreciate diversity, make good decisions and develop social skills and a solid moral character.

Overall Primary School is an exciting and engaging time for your child. Building positive relationships and experiences in the early years is important to long-term development, learning and well-being.


Key Learning Areas

English

The study of English is central to the learning and development of all young Australians. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with others and with the world around them.

The study of English helps young people develop the knowledge and skills needed for education, training and the workplace. It helps them become ethical, thoughtful, informed and active members of society.


Science & Technology

Science and technology education involves students learning to use the processes of investigating scientifically and working technologically to explore the natural and made environment.

Students participate in the process of investigation by observing, classifying, exploring, predicting, testing, modifying and applying understanding to reach a conclusion. Through scientific investigation students develop conceptual understandings about the physical world, the living world, earth and space and the material world.


PDHPE

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) is an integrated area of study that provides for the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students. It involves students learning about and practising ways of
maintaining active, healthy lifestyles and improving their health status.

It is also concerned with social and scientific understandings about movement, which lead to enhanced movement potential and appreciation of movement in their lives.

Mathematics

Mathematics is a vehicle through which thinking processes are taught, particular forms of reasoning, logic and problem solving. Mathematics equips children with essential life skills needed to operate within society and gives students knowledge for their future fields of work and leisure .

Maths today is about understanding number patterns. Children are taught mental strategies, like using number lines, to solve problems in their heads. Encouraging students to use different strategies to solve a maths problem, provides the skill of recognising and valuing diversity of approach and different methods of solution.


HSIE

Human Society and Its Environment involves the study of people, cultures, societies and environments. Studies in this area encompass people and environments (human and natural) over time. HSIE includes the Australian Curriculum subjects of History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship; and Economics and Business, as the Humanities and Social Science subjects.

The aim of HSIE is to develop in students the values and attitudes, skills, and knowledge and understanding that enhance their sense of personal, community, national and global identity.


CREATIVE ARTS

Creative Arts is an area of study that assists students to participate in and contribute to cultural life, to become informed consumers of arts and culture and to consider a range of career paths.

Creative Arts provides opportunities for students to respect the views of various social and cultural groups, people with different religions and belief systems and people with disabilities. Students will begin to appreciate the meanings and values that each art-form offers personally, culturally and as forms of communication.