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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 any relevant guidelines developed by NESA and approved by the Minister.

Evidence of compliance

A registration system and/or member 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
  • the scope and sequence of learning/units of work in relation to outcomes of NESA syllabuses for each KLA for each Year
  • an assessment plan indicating how students' performance in each KLA is assessed, monitored and recorded
  • an overview of the process for reporting student achievement.

A member school must also maintain, until the end of each calendar year, teaching programs for each unit of work for each Year/class that correspond to those identified in the scope and sequence of learning/units of work.

Schools must be able to demonstrate evidence of alignment between NESA syllabuses and the school's curriculum documentation including scope and sequences, teaching programs and assesment plans used by the school. In some circumstances, upon request or as part of an inspection visit, a school may need to provide student work that demonstrates alignment to the teaching programs.

A registration system and/or member school must have resources and equipment available for providing the required KLAs/courses.

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