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Subjects and programs

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Stanthorpe State School implements the Australian Curriculum, which is designed to teach students what it takes to be confident and creative individuals and become active and informed citizens. The Australian Curriculum sets the goal for what all students should learn as they progress through their school life – wherever they live in Australia and whatever school they attend.

From the first year of schooling to Year 6, students develop knowledge and skills in eight learning areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education (HPE), Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), The Arts, Technologies and Languages (Italian in 5/6 only). An overview of the Australian Curriculum in Foundation, Years 1-2, Years 3-4 and Years 5-6 provides general information for parents about the learning students complete in specific year levels at Stanthorpe State School.

In addition to engaging classroom-based learning activities, many aspects of our curriculum are delivered by specialist teachers, including:

  • Physical Education - Swimming Term 4
  • The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts)
  • Languages Other than English (LOTE) – Italian (Years 5/6)
  • Technologies

Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of enrichment experiences.

  • Spaghetti Bridges (Years 5/6)
  • Chess Completion (Years 3/4/5/6)  
  • Granite Belt Lecturette Competition (Year 6)
  • Spelling Competition (Years 3/4/5/6)
  • ICAS competition Online (Years 1/2/3/4/5/6)
  • Brass Percussion and woodwind instrumental music program (Years 4/5/6)
  • Stings Instrumental music program (Years 3/4/5/6)
  • Multi-Media Competition (Years 5/6)

Stanthorpe State School embraces new programs and initiatives to help provide better resources and outcomes for our students. Our school is currently engaged in:


ICAS

UNSW Global provides a comprehensive suite of assessment tools to support educators in the development of targeted and engaging learning programs to unlock student potential.


Berry Street

The Berry Street Education Model provides schools with training, curriculum and strategies to engage the most challenging students. It is a positive education framework that supports teachers meet the specific needs of young people, particularly those who have been affected by trauma.

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Last reviewed 24 March 2020
Last updated 24 March 2020