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Curriculum

During 2012, our school implemented the Australian Curriculum in areas of English, Mathematics and Science.  Our school programs are in line with Education Queensland’s recommendations and teachers work directly from Education Queensland’s C2C (Curriculum into the Classroom) units of work to ensure consistency across classes and schools.

Over the next two years the following Australian Curriculum areas will be rolled out for P-7:

  • History (2013)
  • Languages, Geography and the Arts (2014)

Our teachers also work with our Head of Curriculum to plan and assess school programs to ensure that the teaching and learning undertaken in our school is of an excellent standard.  Our teachers access regular training to ensure that their skills and knowledge remains current and that their pedagogical practices are at a standard to achieve the very best outcomes for our students.

In 2013, nine key learning areas will be studied at Watson Road State School:  English, Mathematics, Science, History, Studies of Society and the Environment, Health & Physical Education, Technology, The Arts and Languages Other than English (Years 6-7).

View Education Queensland’s fact sheet (PDF, 955KB) for more information about the new Australian Curriculum.

 

Assessment and Reporting

At the beginning of every year, we hold open classroom sessions to enable parents to experience the learning that students are undertaking at school.  Parents are also encouraged to meet with teachers to discuss student learning goals and classroom routines.  We believe it is important to work together to support student learning.

As required by Education Queensland, report cards are issued to parents twice a year. 

During term three, parents are again invited to meet with classroom teachers to be updated on their child’s progress at school.  Teachers are always willing to make mutually appropriate times to discuss student progress outside of these scheduled interview times. 

Towards the end of the year, parents of students in Years 3, 5 and 7 will also receive NAPLAN reports that offer information on how their child performed during the National Testing.   

 

Excursions

As part of some learning programs, students may go on an excursion to places of interest. Excursions are planned to supplement learning which occurs in the classroom and are organised by year level teachers and are approved by the Principal and the P&C Association. Excursions may vary in length. Suitable transport will be arranged and parents will be informed of full details and costs prior to an excursion taking place.

It is school policy that students participating in excursions must wear school uniform, unless otherwise directed.

 

Camps

School camps involve children in educational activities which do not occur in the classroom. Details relevant to camps will be forwarded to parents as appropriate. No child will participate in a camp unless written permission has been received from parents. Students who do not school camp must continue to attend school as usual. The school maintains the right to decide which students participate in these activities.

The school provides the opportunity for students in year six and seven to attend camp. The camp planned for 2012 is to Thunderbird Park at Mount Tamborine.