Curriculum - Overview

Our Curriculum Vision

St Anthony’s supports the Diocesan Catholic Education Office Learning Framework’s purpose of: “inviting and challenging learners of all ages to be and become reflective and self-directed as we journey with Christ in our ever-changing world…”

(Catholic Education Diocese of Rockhampton)

Curriculum Organisation

At St Anthony’s we recognize that curriculum coherence and continuity is realised through a common curriculum which the school develops from the Melbourne Declaration, Australian Curriculum, Queensland Studies Authority and relevant Catholic Education documents.

Key Learning Areas

English

Learners are encouraged to master reading, listening, speaking, writing and viewing. The aim of this program is to build knowledge and skills to effectively communicate in our literate world.

The Daily Five in Reading aims to develop confident and independent readers.  The Word Study component focuses on the teaching of spelling patterns and grammar conventions.

Writing is developed through explicit teaching and independent practice. 

 

Mathematics

The development of mathematical skills is essential for students to investigate and make meaning of their world.  Students are encouraged to demonstrate an understanding of mathematics as a way of thinking, reasoning and working. They are offered opportunities to construct new knowledge by engaging in purposeful mathematical activities and investigations. 

 

Science

The study of science assists learners  to understand their world,  make informed decisions on important issues,  explain how and why phenomena occurs and apply scientific principles to life choices. 

The study of science has three interrelated strands: Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills. Together, the three strands of the science curriculum provide students with understanding, knowledge and skills through which they can develop a scientific view of the world.

At St Anthony’s, the science curriculum emphasises a balanced and engaging approach to teaching which emphasises inquiry-based learning in contexts relevant to the learner.

 

ICTs 

Students develop ICT capability as they learn to use ICTs to communicate ideas, gather information and create solutions to problems.  

At St Anthony’s, students learn to engage with digital tools and to adapt technologies in new ways and to become effective at working safely in a digital environment.

 

The Humanities

History, Geography, The Arts, Music and LOTE.

Specialist teachers provide lessons to all students in Physical Education, Music and LOTE.