Curriculum Overview


Araluen is committed to providing quality teaching at all year levels. At Araluen, our students enjoy an extensive curriculum with literacy and numeracy as its main focus. We also take the time to expose students to and nurture them in music, STEM, sustainability, the performing arts, physical education and support/extension education.

 

Academic curricula includes:

  • High expectations of success
  • Strong student agency and student voice focus
  • Emphasis on core subjects of literacy (explicit Phonics approach) and numeracy
  • Support and extension programs
  • Networked computers for each classroom
  • iPads used for specific learning activities in small groups
  • Specialist French, Spanish and Japanese lessons
  • Specialist PE lessons
  • Specialist STEM lessons
  • Specialist art lessons
  • Specialist music lessons
  • Specailist small group instrumental lessons

 

Strong arts culture with opportunities for all in the following areas:

  • Private music lessons (choice of any and all instruments)
  • Choirs
  • Whole-school concert / production
  • State School Spectacular
  • Eisteddfod

 

Co-curricular programs:

  • Garden club
  • STEM Club

 

Sport and physical education:

  • Basic skills and movement development
  • Extension: Games and strategies
  • Focus on fitness, health and fun
  • Tennis lessons
  • Swimming lessons
  • Athletics – whole school inter-house sports, district, zone and state
  • Cross-country run
  • Swimming
  • Inter-school sport

 

Social and emotional development is part of the school in the following ways:

  • The Resilience Project social emotional wellbeing program
  • Seasons for Growth change, loss and grief program
  • Excellent kinder to prep transition program
  • Senior student/prep buddies program
  • Close ties with local secondary schools; comprehensive Grade 6 to Year 7 transition program
  • Leadership opportunities throughout the school, including the Student Leadership Team and Student Representative Council
  • Schoolwide Positive Behaviour relationships and anti-bullying emphasis