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Curriculum

Overview

At Bohlevale State School it is our priority to develop, maintain and effectively implement high quality curriculum programs for all students. At Bohlevale State School all students are challenged and encouraged to reach their academic potential at a rate suited to their ability. The school is committed to developing teacher practices through professional development focusing on aspects of curriculum implementation, pedagogy and assessment and the incorporation of a proactive approach to planning and teaching.

Bohlevale State School’s Curriculum Plan is updated annually to reflect the current direction of our school priorities, curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and reporting.

We are currently implementing:

  • the Australian Curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Technologies (Digital) and Health and Physical Education in Prep to Year 10.
  • the Queensland curriculum for Languages (Japanese), Technologies (Design) and The Arts in Prep to Year 10

 

Australian Curriculum

  • sets out the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for life and work in the 21st century
  • establishes common standards and high expectations of achievement across the nation.
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)  develops the Australian Curriculum with input from leading educators in each state. This includes participation and feedback from each schooling sector in Queensland, coordinated by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority .
 
Queensland's implementation of the Australian Curriculum applies proven teaching and assessment practices and focuses on improving student achievement. In state schools this is guided by Every student succeeding - State Schools Strategy 2014-2018 .
 
A range of materials support Queensland teachers to implement the Australian Curriculum, including Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) (DET employees only) materials for Queensland schools. C2C provides a comprehensive set of curriculum and assessment planning materials which Queensland schools adopt or adapt to meet their students' needs and to fit their local context.

Queensland Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum will gradually replace the Queensland curriculum.

P-12 curriculum, assessment and reporting framework

The P-12 curriculum, assessment and reporting framework specifies the current requirements for Queensland state schools in delivering the curriculum from Prep to Year 12. The framework is accompanied by a series of policy statements providing further detail.
In implementing the P-12 curriculum, assessment and reporting framework Queensland state schools:
  • provide students with the required curriculum
  • assess, monitor and capture student achievement
  • set high expectations for each student and respond effectively to their current levels of achievement and differing rates of learning
  • prepare students to exit schooling with the foundation for successful lifelong learning and participation in the community
  • keep parents and students informed of the student's achievement throughout their schooling.

Languages

 
Skills in languages provide personal, social and employment benefits. For students, quality languages education enhances understanding of their own language and culture and assists them to reflect on their identity and place in the world. It provides insights into the languages and cultures that shape their own and others' beliefs, values and attitudes. In Queensland state schools, the provision of Languages is required in Years 5 to 8 .
 
Bohlevale recognises the value of learning an Asian language and offers Japanese in years 5 and 6. In years 5 and 6, Japanese is designed to develop each student’s ability to communicate in Japanese through the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Through learning Japanese, students develop a greater awareness of the nature and purpose of language in general, which can enhance the student’s use of English. Language learning promotes clear thinking, clarity of expression, problem-solving and also fosters cross-cultural understanding. Learning a second language develops in students, a respect for people of other languages and cultures, and equips students to participate more effectively in an ever changing world. 
 
At Bohlevale State School, the languages classroom offers a rigorous and engaging curriculum that develops lifelong learners who are global citizens. Language proficiency not only promotes global citizens but also equips students with the tools to communicate with the world. The following are some of the possible career pathways for students who study Japanese: diplomacy, law, foreign relations, trade, commerce, translator, tourism and hospitality.
 
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden (SAKG)
Bohlevale State School operates the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program for all students in years 3, 4 and 5. The not-for-profit Stephanie Alexander Garden Foundation takes a revolutionary approach to food education focusing on pleasure, flavour and fun via the SAKG program. Students participate in gardening, which may involve the use of hand tools and secateurs, and cooking, whihc may involve cutting and using cooking appliances. All activities are fully supervised by the classtoom teacher and an experienced chef, follw strict hygiene and saety guidelines and have been approved by the Pincipal. activities are also aligned with the curriculum learning areas of English, Maths, Science, HASS and/or Health.