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The Prep – Year 6 curriculum at Woodcrest is developed from the Australian Curriculum - ACARA and includes English, Mathematics, Science, HaSS (Humanities and Social Sciences), Technology, Health and Physical Education and The Arts. The Australian Curriculum is designed to help all young Australians become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens.

Woodcrest State College Primary caters for students from Preparatory age through to Year Six.  Our Primary School is committed to providing a stimulating and high-quality education for each and every student in a caring environment. Our College strives to provide a vibrant and supportive learning environment that will nurture each student to achieve their academic, physical, social and emotional potential.

Our committed staff in Primary have high expectations of each student and strive to nurture and encourage all students to reach their full potential by developing positive work habits. 

We are committed to developing consistent and effective whole school approaches and systematic leadership strategies to support contemporary teaching and learning. We support developing teacher practises through professional development, and ongoing collaborative planning to ensure the effective purposeful implementation of the Australian curriculum for all learning areas. The leadership team work with teachers to develop appropriate pedagogy, relationships and programmes to achieve curriculum goals. 

Woodcrest Primary plan using an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum planning where each learning area is valued and consciously connected by an overarching big idea. Using authentic conceptual links, the curriculum is purposefully integrated across 2-4 learning areas, leading to deeper learning by shifting from surface learning and content coverage to in-depth understanding.

The Primary's active curriculum is designed to encourage high order thinking and the extensive co-curricular activities allow students to explore their talents and pursue their passions. Learning is extended beyond the classroom as students have the ability to participate in a variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as; choirs, instrumental music, STEM and Robotics club, swimming, FISAF sports aerobics, inter school sports and excursions.

Learning Area time allocations per week are:

​Learning Area
​Prep-Year 2
​Year 3
​Year 4
​Year 5-6
​English
​7
​7
​6
​6
Mathematics
​5
​5
​5
​5
​Science
​1
​1h 45m
​1h 45m
​1h 45m
HASS
​1
​1h 30m
​1h 30m
​1h 30m
HPE
​2
​2
​2
​2
The Arts
​1
​1h 15m
​1h 15m
​1h 15m
​Technologies
​30m
​1
​1
​1h 30m


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Last reviewed 09 March 2021
Last updated 09 March 2021