curriculum

Primary

The Primary Years at Cooloola Christian College begin with Prep and continue through until Year 6. In each of these years, all students have specialist lessons in Creative Arts, Health and Physical Education, and Spanish. Within each classroom, programs are delivered to cater for the many interests, needs and abilities of the children through a variety of experiences. Some students require support that is outside the everyday happenings of the classroom.

We endeavour to meet these needs through the learning support provided by our Enrichment Unit. The experienced Enrichment Unit staff work with students, their parents and teachers to enable effective learning to occur every day. Student’s personal learning needs are recorded in NCCD and support plans are developed and reviewed regularly to ensure all learners can achieve valuable outcomes.

 

Primary Learning

learning opportunities for every child

All our primary school students have access to iPads supplied by the College. Students in Prep to Year 3 share class iPads to facilitate group work and collaboration, and students in Years 4 to 6 have 1:1 access to iPads allowing them to engage in learning activities and vastly reduce the College’s environmental footprint at the same time. All classrooms in the College are fitted with large display screens and wireless projection enabling teachers to inspire learning using interactive resources and empowering students to share their work with the class effortlessly.

For those students who are gifted in different areas, opportunities are provided through activities including Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, STEM club, Chess Club, public speaking, Mathematics, Science and Writing workshops and competitions. Across our Primary College, staff work together, seeking to provide the best learning opportunities for every child.

Primary Subjects

Highlights

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English

The study of English is central to the learning and development of all young Australians. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and with the world around them. The study of English plays a key role in the development of reading and literacy skills which help young people develop the knowledge and skills needed for education, training and the workplace. It helps them become ethical, thoughtful, informed and active members of society.

Mathematics

Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.

science

Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. It provides an understanding of scientific inquiry methods, a foundation of knowledge across the disciplines of science, and develops an ability to communicate scientific understanding and use evidence to solve problems and make evidence-based decisions.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences includes five subjects. HASS, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History. In a world that is increasingly culturally diverse and dynamically interconnected, it is important that students come to understand their world, past and present, and develop a capacity to respond to challenges, now and in the future, in innovative, informed, personal and collective ways.

Technologies

Technologies draws together the distinct but related subjects of Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies. It ensures that all students benefit from learning about, and working with, traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape the world in which we live. In creating solutions, as well as responding to the designed world, students will contribute to sustainable patterns of living for themselves and others.

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Spanish

There are over 500 million Spanish-speaking people in the world, making Spanish the fourth most spoken language, after Mandarin, Hindi and English. Spanish is a ‘Romance’ language which means it is based on Latin and therefore shares many Latin roots with English words. Students acquire communication skills in the language being learnt; an intercultural capability, and an understanding of the role of language and culture in communication; and a capability for reflection on language use and language learning.

Creative Arts

At Cooloola Christian College, Primary School students study the Creative Arts – Music, Media, Art, Dance and Drama, to develop their God-given talents in order that the students may use these gifts to glorify God.  The Arts have a focus on both production and performance. Students explore elements of The Creative Arts through making artworks and responding to their own and others’ artworks. The National simultaneous ‘Music Count Us In’ and our annual ‘Primary’s Got Talent’ are additional opportunities for students to celebrate The Arts.

Health & Physical Education

Integral to Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enable students to participate in a range of physical activities confidently and competently. In Health and Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to support them to be resilient, to develop a strong sense of self, to build and maintain satisfying relationships, to make health-enhancing decisions in relation to their health and physical activity participation, and to develop health literacy competencies in order to enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing.

Primary Subjects

Highlights

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English

The study of English is central to the learning and development of all young Australians. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and with the world around them. The study of English plays a key role in the development of reading and literacy skills which help young people develop the knowledge and skills needed for education, training and the workplace. It helps them become ethical, thoughtful, informed and active members of society.

Mathematics

Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.

science

Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. It provides an understanding of scientific inquiry methods, a foundation of knowledge across the disciplines of science, and develops an ability to communicate scientific understanding and use evidence to solve problems and make evidence-based decisions.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences includes five subjects. HASS, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History. In a world that is increasingly culturally diverse and dynamically interconnected, it is important that students come to understand their world, past and present, and develop a capacity to respond to challenges, now and in the future, in innovative, informed, personal and collective ways.

Technologies

Technologies draws together the distinct but related subjects of Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies. It ensures that all students benefit from learning about, and working with, traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape the world in which we live. In creating solutions, as well as responding to the designed world, students will contribute to sustainable patterns of living for themselves and others.

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Spanish

There are over 500 million Spanish-speaking people in the world, making Spanish the fourth most spoken language, after Mandarin, Hindi and English. Spanish is a ‘Romance’ language which means it is based on Latin and therefore shares many Latin roots with English words. Students acquire communication skills in the language being learnt; an intercultural capability, and an understanding of the role of language and culture in communication; and a capability for reflection on language use and language learning.

Creative Arts

At Cooloola Christian College, Primary School students study the Creative Arts – Music, Media, Art, Dance and Drama, to develop their God-given talents in order that the students may use these gifts to glorify God.  The Arts are investigated integrally with a focus on production and performance in culminating tasks.  Students explore elements of The Creative Arts through making artworks and responding to their own and others’ artworks. The National simultaneous ‘Music Count Us In’ and our annual ‘Primary’s Got Talent’ are additional opportunities for students to celebrate The Arts.

Health & Physical Education

Integral to Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enable students to participate in a range of physical activities confidently and competently. In Health and Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to support them to be resilient, to develop a strong sense of self, to build and maintain satisfying relationships, to make health-enhancing decisions in relation to their health and physical activity participation, and to develop health literacy competencies in order to enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing.

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