Our ambition is to be a school that is known for leading 21st century learning. As a school we have taken steps towards this vision and there are projects within the school that highlight approaches to learning that are successful for today’s children in engaging and exciting them in learning in new ways. However, we recognise that to achieve this significant goal we have further progress and development to undertake.
Our curriculum is based on the Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting (QCAR) Framework. This is an innovative new curriculum, assessment and reporting format for Queensland Schools that was implemented in February 2008.
The QCAR framework identifies Essential Learnings for students in years 1 to 9 across the Key Learning Areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society and Environment, the Arts, Health and Physical Education and Technology. A scope and sequence of the QCAR Essential Learnings has been developed for years 1 to 9. All key learning areas are assessable and have criteria and standards to assist in consistency of teacher judgement.
Information Communication Technologies (ICT) are embedded in all Key Learning Areas. ICTs enable Essential Learnings within the Key Learning Areas but are not assessed as an area on their own.
It is anticipated that the quality of schooling and the comparability of assessment and reporting of student achievement across the state will improve with this framework.