At Glen Waverley Primary School, we are passionate about preparing students for life in the 21st century. To prepare our students for the unknowns of tomorrow, the most important thing is we teach, inspire and allow them to become great learners. The ability to learn is the most fundamental skill we must develop in our students. In our classes students have ownership of their work, set their own personal learning goals, receive feedback on their effort as well as their achievements, and they are challenged every day.
Our school, works towards a common goal of a differentiated learning approach as we recognize that all learners are individuals. While Literacy, Numeracy and Science are core aspects in the Victorian Curriculum, we also believe that learners should express creativity, through various means, towards life- long learning experiences.
The Curriculum at Glen Waverley Primary School is based on the Victorian Curriculum (from 2017) which describes what is essential for students to achieve from Foundation to Year 10 across Victorian schools.
THE VICTORIAN CURRICULUM F-10
The Victorian Curriculum F-10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.
The Victorian Curriculum F-10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards.
The Victorian Curriculum F-10 includes eight learning areas and four capabilities. The learning areas of the Arts, Humanities and Technologies include distinct disciplines. The capabilities represent sets of knowledge and skills that are developed and applied across the curriculum.
The Victorian Curriculum F-10 includes both knowledge and skills. These are defined by learning areas and capabilities. This curriculum design assumes that knowledge and skills are transferable across the curriculum and therefore are not duplicated. For example, where skills and knowledge such as asking questions, evaluating evidence and drawing conclusions are defined in Critical and Creative Thinking, these are not duplicated in other learning areas such as History or Health and Physical Education. It is expected that the skills and knowledge defined in the capabilities will be developed, practised, deployed and demonstrated by students in and through their learning across the curriculum.
The design of the Victorian Curriculum F-10 is set out in the following document......
Further information about the Victorian Curriculum can be found at :-