Curriculum

Our Key Learning areas are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • The Arts
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)

Curriculum links are made with Kurunjang Secondary College, particularly in the Science and Technology areas. The school has a strong pastoral emphasis on developing the skills and qualities of each student within a framework of excellence.

 

Thinking Curriculum

The Thinking Curriculum has been in operation at Kurunjang Primary School for many years now. Staff and students value this curriculum as one that is designed to strengthen each child’s natural learning style, talents and abilities. It also allows them to develop those areas in which they lack confidence or skill and to develop greater understanding and appreciation of each other as individuals. It underpins the general curriculum and is used throughout the school, with a particular emphasis in years 5 and 6 as part of our Middle Years initiatives. It encompasses the work of Debono’s Thinking Hats, Gardiner’s Multiple Intelligences, Blooms Taxonomy and DATT.

Specialists

  • Specialist- Physical Education Program
  • Specialist- Art/Craft Program
  • Specialist - Music Program

Intervention

At Kurunjang Primary School, children who are not reaching learning milestones or are achieving beyond their expected level are placed on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
The ILP will set goals which are specific to the Student's needs. These goals may be in Literacy, Numeracy or social areas of the curriculum.
ILP's are written at the beginning of Term 1 and reviewed regularly.
These ILP's enable teachers to differentiate the curriculum to individual learning needs. An ILP will be implemented for all funded students.

Integration

At Kurunjang Primary School, we work closely with psychologists and social workers to follow the PSDMS guidelines to identify children with special needs. These include children with:-

  • Learning delays
  • Medical conditions
  • Behavioural issues

Some of these children will require the assistance of an Education Support Officer (ESO), who will work closely or in small groups with that child in the classroom.
We also employ a speech pathologist and a Primary Welfare Officer to provide specific support for students identified with particular needs.

Other curriculum areas that we cover include:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Asia studies (2014)
  • Sustainability
  • Strong Sports Program with intra and inter school competitions
  • Safe Internet site access from every classroom plus student access to email
  • Curriculum linked excursions and visiting performance/incursion
  • 1:1 Netbook Program (Grade 5&6's)
  • Classroom libraries in each grade
  • School Camps in grades 3&4 and 5&6
  • Visiting Artists and performances
  • Keyboard Tuition for individual students (after hours)
  • Weekly class Assembly Items
  • Student of the Week Certificates
  • Compulsory School Uniform
  • SunSmart School
  • Lunchtime Activities
  • Student Leadership Programs
  • Junior School Council
  • After school care
  • Extensive transition programs for K-P and Year 6-7.