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Curriculum

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At Marsden State School we strive to provide a rich and challenging learning program for ALL students.  Our aims are:

  • To develop literacy, numeracy, problem solving, and social and communication skills.
  • To provide a balanced program that covers academic, creative, social and physical activities.
  • To recognise and cater for the full range of individual student needs and abilities.
  • To encourage students to give their best and to strive for excellence.

Our curriculum framework incorporates the Learning Areas of:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science                                                                                               
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics & Citizenship, Economics)                              
  • Technologies - Digital and Design Technology (incorporates STEM)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • The Arts - Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts
  • Language other than English - Chinese 

Please view our 2021 English Overview P-6 T1-4.pdf to see what our students are learning in English.

We endeavour to ensure all students experience success in learning through the following key initiatives:

  • Embedding Visible Learning practices in all classrooms (e.g. clear learning intentions, success criteria, collaborative goal setting and effective feedback).
  • A Guaranteed and Viable curriculum for reading, providing students with additional instruction when required (Tier 2)
  • Small group, targeted intervention in reading of up to 4x 30min sessions per week for selected students (Tier 3)
  • The integration of Information and Communication Technologies across all curriculum areas.
  • School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (PBL) incorporating social skills programs such as You Can Do It. 
  • School readiness programs for children from birth to five years (Playgroup, Prep Transition/Orientation etc.)

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Last reviewed 16 March 2021
Last updated 16 March 2021