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Curriculum Organisation

Here at St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School, we believe that in order for our students to be successful in the world in which we live, they must be equipped with a set of 21st Century skills or fluencies that enable them to function effectively in a rapidly changing society.  

We believe that in the 21st-century classroom, the instructional model shifts. The teacher is no longer the focal point of the classroom. Instead, students work in groups to create real-world solutions to real-world problems. Embedded within these problems are the curricular objectives.

The teacher now takes on a new role as the facilitator of learningpresenting scenarios outlining real-world problems that are relevant to students and simultaneously aligned with curricular goals.

Therefore, our curriculum plans supports both discrete and integrated learning within environments that are designed to best suit learner needs. Integration is employed to create rich contexts where learning areas are naturally aligned and where these learning areas are able to maintain their original integrity. Curriculum is developed predominantly through inquiry models and connected routines. Teachers and students use Information Communication Technology (ICT) to effectively enhance the teaching and learning cycle.

Curriculum at St Johns has been developed using the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) and Early Years Curriculum Guidelines (QCAA) in:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences – History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business
  • The Arts – Dance, Drama, Music, Media and Visual Arts
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Technology 
  • LOTE - Japanese