“The Australian Curriculum describes what young Australians should learn as they progress through schooling. It is the foundation for their future learning, growth and active participation in the Australian community. It sets out essential knowledge, understanding, skills and capabilities and provides a national standard for student achievement in core learning areas.” www.australiancurriculum.edu.au
St Joseph’s Parish School teaches the prescribed Australian Curriculum in the areas of Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Health and Physical Education. These will be followed by The Arts, Business and Economics and Technologies once they are endorsed by the Australian curriculum body.
Curriculum at St Joseph’s
Curriculum development is an ongoing process at St Joseph’s. Our school Curriculum Framework is informed by Syllabus documents developed by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) and Catholic Education Services Cairns.
Our view about learning and teaching is informed by the Diocesan Learning Framework that describes the key elements, which inform curriculum planning and decision-making, along with the delivery and evaluation of curriculum in classrooms.
As defined in our Diocesan Learning Framework we seek to nurture students who aspire to be and become:
- People of hope, joy, courage and wisdom
- Communicators who are effective and creative
- Learners who are inquiring and reflective, seeking truth
- Participants and producers who are independent and interdependent
- Citizens of the world who are responsible, ethical and resourceful
- People enriched by a spiritual appreciation of self, God, neighbour and life.