Curriculum Overview

 

At University Park PS, we share a common belief that all children can learn to a high standard and all children want to learn. We support the development, learning and achievement of every student in our school. Together, in collaboration with parents and communities, we undertake the actions necessary to support the development, learning and achievement of every child.

 

We work together to identify, through data and professional experiences, the individual needs of every student through the lens of the following critical questions:

 

1. What do we want our students to learn?

 

2. How do we know each student has learnt it?

 

3. How do we respond when students do not learn it?

 

4. How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?  [1]

 

 

Our students experience an engaging curriculum, which develops content, concepts and skills sequentially and is aligned to AusVELS. Our students learn more effectively because their learning needs are recognised and instruction is differentiated. They understand when, how and why they are assessed, and how to use quality feedback to support their learning. Our students take responsibility for their learning and are taught  strategies to maximise their learning outcomes.

 

Literacy and Numeracy are the foundations of a rich curriculum complimented by the following:

• Art

• Science

• Physical Education

• Information & Communication Technology

• Music

• Integrated Studies incorporating History & Geography

• Library

• Integration

• Intervention and Enrichment

 

As a result our students learn in an engaging, safe and orderly environment and can be confident that their needs are supported by our professional learning community.

 

For further infomation please refer to the Western Metropolitan Region Plan .



[1] DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many, T. (2006), Learning by doing: A handbook for professional learning communities at work, Solution Tree Press, Bloomington, IN.