Find out more about what your child will learn at our school.
The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the curriculum, Kindergarten to Year 12, for all NSW schools.
For the primary years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in 6 key learning areas:
- creative arts
- human society and its environment (HSIE)
- personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
- science and technology.
Some primary schools may also offer languages.
Like all NSW schools, we have developed teaching and learning programs to suit our local context and the needs of our students.
To learn more about curriculum in NSW, visit:
- NSW Department of Education – key learning areas
- NESA’s Parent Guide – Schooling in NSW which provides information about learning stages, key learning areas and syllabuses
- NSW Department of Education policy – Curriculum planning and programming, assessing and reporting to parents K–12.
Stages of learning
There are 6 stages of learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. Primary school covers Early Stage 1, or Kindergarten, to the end of Stage 3.
- Stage 1 includes Kindergarten to Year 2 (Kindergarten is referred to as Early Stage 1).
- Stage 2 includes Years 3 and 4.
- Stage 3 includes Years 5 and 6.
Focus on Reading
Focus on Reading 3-6 is an intensive professional learning program for teachers to support the explicit teaching of the key aspects of reading in the middle and upper primary years, namely comprehension, vocabulary and reading text fluency. The program draws from a sound research base that justifies the need for these key aspects to be at the forefront of literacy teaching and learning in the middle years.
Language, Learning and Literacy (L3)
L3 provides rich literacy experiences to support all students in Kindergarten to become successful Readers and Writers. L3 is a research based, cost effective Kindergarten classroom intervention. L3 monitors student progress through consistent collection and analysis of student data. L3 responds to the learning needs of students as they progress in the acquisition of literacy skills.
K-2 Guided Reading
K-2 students are assessed every five weeks in their reading acquisition skills. This assessment helps teachers to track student progress in fluency, analyse reading strategies and comprehension skills. Teachers use this information to review student progress and modify each student's learning plans in reading.
Additional staffing ensures that guided reading groups are smaller so that more individualised instruction is provided.