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The Australian curriculum is designed to assist students to become lifelong learners.  The overall learning outcomes of the curriculum contain elements common to all key learning areas and collectively describe the valued attributes of a lifelong learner.

A lifelong learner is:

  • A knowledgeable person with deep understanding

  • A complex thinker

  • An active investigator

  • A responsive creator

  • An effective communicator

  • A participant in an interdependent world

  • A reflective and self directed learner

With this in mind, teachers at Yugumbir have embraced the Australian curriculum and plan units of work which provide activities that are purposeful and relevant, and are designed to stimulate problem solving and reflection. By providing learning experiences that tap into what students already know, it is easier then to extend that knowledge through intellectually stimulating and challenging work.

As much as we are constantly reminded of the need to teach with the future in mind, our teachers concern themselves very much with the need to teach their students the basics which provide the foundation for later learning.

The Australian curriculum

The Australian curriculum is being developed progressively with the aim of raising education standards and achieving nationally consistent curriculum, assessment and reporting in Prep to Year 10.

Following is a guide to the implementation of the Australian curriculum throughout Queensland schools.

  • English, mathematics and science (2012)
  • History (2013)
  • The arts, languages and geography (from 2014)

A fact sheet (PDF, 954 KB) is available for parents and more information can be found at the Australian curriculum website.