Learning - Curriculum
Taken from the Parent Information on the NSW Board of Studies website
English - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum
- Students develop their language skills through activities involving speaking and listening, reading and writing, and viewing and representing.
- They learn about language and literature through working with a wide range of print, spoken, visual, media, multimedia and digital texts.
- They interpret and express their views on what they hear, see and read.
- They create written and digital texts, and deliver formal and informal presentations.
- For the first time, there will be a requirement that students experience a range of texts, including Australian works, multiculturalism, Aboriginality and Australian identity, and Asian perspectives.
- There is an increased emphasis on grammar and the teaching of quality literature.
Mathematics - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum
Students develop their mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding through a range of learning experiences across:
- Number and Algebra, eg whole numbers and fractions and decimals
- Measurement and Geometry, eg length, area and time
- Statistics and Probability, eg data and chance.
They develop their problem-solving skills and mathematical reasoning and communication.
Students in Stage 3 develop a deeper understanding of Statistics and Probability.
Science - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum
Students develop their skills in using processes of Working Scientifically and Working Technologically to answer interesting questions and develop creative solutions to important 21st century problems.
- They develop their curiosity and understanding about the Natural Environment and the Made Environment through learning about the Physical World, Earth and Space, the Living World, the Material World, Built Environments, Information and Products.
- Students learn about the influence and relevance of science and technology in their lives now and in the future.
Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) includes History K–10, geography, civics and citizenship. Students explore how people, events and forces from the past have shaped their world. They investigate their personal and community identity and gain an understanding of their nation and its place in the world. They learn to participate effectively in maintaining and improving the quality of their society and environment.
History - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum
- Students investigate their personal, family and community history.
- They develop understanding of Australia's Indigenous and colonial history and how Australia became a nation.
- Students learn about historical concepts, such as viewing an historical event from a different point of view, and historical skills, such as using historical sources for an investigation.
Creative Arts gives students experiences in the visual arts, music, drama and dance. They have opportunities to explore their creativity in each of these areas.
Students learn to appreciate the meanings and values that each artform offers. They perform and express themselves through the visual arts, music, drama and dance.
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to lead healthy, active and fulfilling lives. Students learn about the importance of good food and regular exercise.
Students learn how bodies grow and change over time. They learn skills to play individual and team sports, and the values of sportsmanship and teamwork.
St Patrick’s School delivers lessons in Bahasa Indonesian which provide a great opportunity for all students, from Kindergarten through to Year 6, to experience the national Indonesian language and culture. Indonesia is the closest non-English speaking country which neighbours Australia.
Learning Bahasa Indonesian increases students’ opportunities and abilities to develop their interpersonal skills and to broaden their awareness and understandings of cultural aspects of life in Indonesia.
St Patrick’s School hosts an annual cultural enrichment LOTE (Languages Other Than English) Day offering all students a wide range of extra-curricula educational activities. On LOTE Day all students participate in a variety of activities involving the various facets of Indonesian culture including cooking, folktales, puppetry, games, music, arts and crafts.
St Patrick’s School’s Indonesian LOTE Day compliments the students’ Indonesian lessons throughout the year in an enjoyable, enriching and rewarding day of celebration.