The development of the Australian Curriculum
is guided by the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians
, adopted by MCEETYA state and territory Education Ministers in December 2008. July 2012 marked the beginning of a three year implementation phase for Western Australian schools. In 2015 the first phase of implementation was cmplete with schools fully implementing the Australian Curriculum in English, Science, Maths and History. The Australian Curriculum sets out what all young people should be taught through the specification of curriculum content and the learning expected at points in their schooling through the specification of achievement standards. The Western Australian Education Department has selected 60 schools to take on lead roles in supporting the implementation in different learning areas. Waggrakine Primary school was selected as one of these schools and is responsible for leading early childhood and middle childhood literacy development for the department to share out outcomes, plans and strategies with our department schools. Currently schools continue to be guided by the Western Australian Curriculum Framework.
A focus of the Australian Curriculum is the implementation of the Cross Curricula
- Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia
- Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander and Cultures
Waggrakine now follows the mandated curriculum set out by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.
Welcome to the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline which is for all students from Kindergarten to Year 10.
It sets out the mandated curriculum, guiding principles for teaching, learning and assessment and support for teachers in their assessment and reporting of student achievement.
Click on any of the links to find see how we are covering each of these Learning Areas at Waggrakine.
Specialist teachers for 2017 are Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education and Indonesian Language.
Waggrakine plays host to a number of workshops to assist in networking teachers across a number of learning areas.
Early Childhood Network meeting
transition into Kindy
Transition programs into Kindy help the students and parents become familiar with the structure of schooling and assist teachers to identify any early intervention needed by incoming children. Please ensure you enrol Kindy students by June of the previous year to ensure you are kept informed of the induction process.
transition from PP to Year 1
Children in Pre primary are assisted by programs designed through their teachers to transition between the early childhood and main school, including recess, lunch and play times.
Transition to high school
High school orientation is designed by John Willcock College and a transition is usually held in Week 7 of Term 4. Students with special needs have a more intense transition designed to meet their own needs.