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Southport State School is currently undergoing curriculum changes. This year the Australian Curriculum is being introduced into all Queensland Schools and will gradually replace the current Queensland curriculum.

What are the benefits?

The Australian curriculum gives teachers and students more consistent standards in all schools nationwide, and an updated, contemporary 21st century curriculum. The Australian Curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities that are important for all Australian students. It identifies what all young people should learn as they progress through schooling, and is the foundation for high quality teaching to meet the needs of all Australian students.

What will be taught as part of the Australian Curriculum?

Students across Australia will have a consistent curriculum in English, Mathematics, Science, History, and these will be the four core learning areas every young Australian will study during their education from Prep to Year 10.

In addition to these four learning areas, the curriculum offers the flexibility of a range of other subjects, so that education is tailored to the needs of individual students at Southport State School. To assist with the implementation of the Australian Curriculum, Education Queensland has introduced as a resource initiative to help with this transition called Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C).

C2C materials are available for whole-school, year level and unit planning for Prep to Year 10 in English, Mathematics and Science. The C2C materials provide a starting point. Our teachers will adopt or adapt them to meet the needs of their own class and students. The units of work incorporate technology, thinking skills, and creative design. Culminating activities at the end of the unit of work are held to celebrate the successes of the students and showcases their efforts in achieving the set unit outcomes. Parents, care givers and friends are invited to attend these culmination activities.

Core Learning Areas of Literacy, Numeracy and Science are given the highest priority.

Parents and carers can support their child's education by familiarising themselves with the Australian Curriculum, to understand what their child will be learning at each stage of their schooling. The website attached will take you to the Australian Curriulum. If you would like to know more please contact the school office or use the link to the Australian Curriculum website.