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Curriculum for primary education

Registered non-government primary schools will have:

  • an educational program based on, and taught in accordance with, the outcomes of NESA syllabuses for the six key learning areas (KLAs) of primary education
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science and Technology
    • Human Society and Its Environment
    • Creative Arts
    • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • courses of study in each of the six KLAs for each child during each Year
  • courses of study that are appropriate for the children concerned having regard to their level of achievement and needs
  • courses of study in accordance with the any relevant guidelines developed by NESA and approved by the Minister.

Evidence of compliance

A registered non-government primary school must maintain documentation for each calendar year of the current registration period that includes:

    • timetables for each Year/class showing the allocation of time and teachers for each KLA
    • an overview of the school's educational program indicating
    • the scope and sequence of learning/units of work in relation to outcomes of the NESA syllabuses for each KLA for each Year
    • resources and equipment available for each KLA
    • an assessment plan indicating how students' performance in each KLA is assessed, monitored and recorded
    • an overview of the process for reporting student achievement
  • evidence relating to the standard of teaching that includes:
    • consistency between the various elements of the school’s curriculum including NESA syllabus outcomes, scope and sequence, teaching programs, assessment records and samples of student work
    • records of teacher reflection/evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching and learning activities
    • records of the progressive achievement of students over time
    • records of the school’s analysis of student achievement data to inform teaching and learning
    • records of teaching strategies to meet the needs of students across a variety of student backgrounds and learning profiles, inlcuding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • evidence relating to student engagement in learning, that includes records of
    • students’ learning progress over time
    • teaching strategies and programs designed and implemented to meet the learning needs of students across a variety of student backgrounds and learning profiles, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

For each calendar year, the school must maintain for each Year/class, until the end of that calendar year:

  • teaching programs for each unit of work that correspond to those identified in the scope and sequence of learning/units of work
  • samples of student work that relate to the teaching program for that year.
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