Curriculum News (Issue 1 2016)
Written on the 11 February 2016
Testing - The Australian Curriculum has been developed to enable all young Australians to develop the personal qualities and skills required for them to function as active individuals and citizens in the 21st century. This development is guided by a commitment by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to the '2008 Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians'.
The goals of the Declaration are:
The Melbourne Declaration emphasises the importance of knowledge, skills and understandings as students engage in learning in the 21st century. The general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities which underpin this include a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills as a cornerstone for learning. The Australian Curriculum describes a learning entitlement for all students and includes core knowledge, understandings, skills, capabilities and priorities.
Further Information and Resources for Parents/Caregivers
I invite parents/caregivers to peruse these documents. Should you have any questions about the Australian Curriculum or teaching and learning matters regarding your children, please contact the relevant Senior School or Middle School teaching staff for assistance.