St Michael's Catholic Parish Primary School, Nowra is registered by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and is subject to its curriculum requirements.
NESA sets and monitors quality teaching, learning, assessment and school standards.
It is also responsible for developing Kindergarten to Year 12 syllabuses for NSW schools.
NESA requirements include an educational program based on, and taught in accordance with, the outcomes of NESA syllabuses in the six Learning Areas (LAs).
Through responding to texts, composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to:
Mathematics involves the development of students’ thinking, understanding, competence and confidence in the application of Mathematics.
There are four broad strands in Mathematics. These include:
The overall aim of the Science and Technology curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 6 is to:
Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) enhances each student’s sense of personal, local community, national and global identity and enables them to participate effectively in maintaining and improving the quality of their society and physical environment.
The four broad strands of HSIE are:
The school’s Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) program aims to develop in each student the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to understand, value and lead healthy and fulfilling lives. This program assists in students' development of responsible and productive roles in society. This will be achieved by developing in each student self-esteem, social responsibility and well-being; movement skill and personal fitness; the ability to make informed health and lifestyle decisions.
The three broad strands of PDHPE are:
St Michael's has a part-time Physical Education teacher from K-6.
Creative Arts enables students to gain increasing understanding and accomplishment in:
Students develop an appreciation for the meanings and values that each of the art forms offer personally, culturally and as forms of communication.
The primary (K-6) curriculum is organised into four Stages of learning:
Early Stage 1
Year 1 and Year 2
Year 3 and Year 4
Year 5 and Year 6
Most students will be working towards the outcomes for their Stage. Some students will be working towards outcomes that are above or below their Stage. The focus is on developing lifelong learners, who are independent and have the ability to work individually and as part of a group.
For more information on the NSW curriculum, visit the NESA website.
Did You Know: St Michael's is committed to working in partnership with families and community in welcoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students – supporting them to reach their full potential and to embrace their culture and identity. Read more here