Algester State School has a strong and vibrant curriculum that is based on the Australian Curriculum. We collaboratively develop units of work that evoke inquiry and critical and creative thinking across all of the areas of the curriculum. We also have a strong focus on digital pedagogies to deliver many aspects of our work.
The following diagram encapsulates the way we think about Curriculum at Algester State School.
Purposeful curriculum content
We combine 2 to 3 learning areas when a genuine and purposeful connection is found
We stay true to the disciplines
We allow for purposeful use of teaching time
Age Appropriate Pedagogies and Inquiry
We provide opportunities for play based learning, inquiry learning, project based learning, event based learning, explicit instruction and direct instruction
Ensure a range and balance of teaching strategies
Provide balanced opportunities for all pedagogical methods
Critical and creative thinking
Differentiation and personalisation of
We Collaboratively plan for differentiation
We allow students to have choice and voice to personalise their learning
We use a range of strategies to differentiate including digital pedagogies
We build teacher capacity through our coaching model and professional learning conversations and communities
Our teachers learn from and with one another to provide optimal learning experiences and outcomes for all students.