What is Curriculum?
Curriculum is all the planned learning offered and enacted by a school. It is dynamic and encompasses:
- The learning environment.
- Teaching approaches and strategies.
- Assessment programs and methods.
- The values and ethos of the school.
- The relationships and behaviours among students and teachers.
These are all interconnected and provide the experiences that contribute to student learning. Students at Caboolture Special School engage in the Australian Curriculum at their own individual access level.
Our curriculum overview
Students at Caboolture Special School are engaged in the Highly Individualised Curriculum or Year Level Partial Curriculum. English and Mathematics learning activities are embedded in the units of work for each semester and a range of specialist programs, specialised pedagogies and strategies are used to support the learning process.
Policies guiding our curriculum
At Caboolture Special School we provide a curriculum to:
- Maximise capacity of all students.
- Provide multiple opportunities for all students to achieve Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Framework (ACARA).
- Year level Achievement standards.
- Exit from schooling with the capabilities and values to be active and responsible citizens and step into the next phase of secondary schooling.
At Caboolture Special School we:
- Monitor and assess individual student achievement through internal and external moderation processes to support teachers in making consistent judgements.
- Regularly report relevant information to parents on student achievement and learning through:
- a collaborative meeting to implement the Individual Curriculum Plan (ICP) process in terms 1 and 3
- a formal report to parents using a 5 point scale and 'plain English' in terms 2 and 4.
Based on Department of Education Training, P-12 curriculum framework.