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Key Learning Areas (KLA)

Key Learning Areas

All children at Trinity are educated in accordance with the curricula set down by the NSW Department of Education and/or the Board of Studies.Students receive lessons in the six Key Learning Areas as well as Religious Education. From 2013 programs based on the National Curriculum and NSW Board of Studies Guidelines have been taught to the students.

The Key Learning Areas are:

ENGLISH:

In this area the children learn to read, write and communicate. Students will develop their language skills through activities involving speaking and listening, reading and writing, and viewing and representing.Trinity, and the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese, have adopted the First Steps approach to literacy.

Students will learn:

About language and literature through working with a wide range of print, spoken, visual, media, multimedia and digital texts.

  • How to interpret and express their views on what they hear, see and read.
  • How to create written and digital texts, and deliver formal and informal presentations.
  • Through experiencing a range of texts, including Australian works, multiculturalism, Aboriginality and Australian identity, and Asian perspectives.

 

MATHEMATICS:

The Mathematics curriculum is divided into three sections:

Number and Algebra

Statistics and Probability

  • Measurement and Geometry

Students develop their mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding through a range of learning experiences across:

Number and Algebra- whole numbers, fractions and decimals

Measurement and Geometry- length, area and time

Statistics and Probability- data and chance.

They also develop their problem-solving skills and mathematical reasoning and communication.

Students in Stage 3 (Year 5 & 6) develop a deeper understanding of Statistics and Probability.

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:

Students develop their skills in using processes of Working Scientifically and Working Technologically to answer interesting questions and develop creative solutions to important 21st century problems.

They develop their curiosity and understanding about the Natural Environment and the Made Environment through learning about the Physical World, Earth and Space, the Living World, the Material World, Built Environments, Information and Products. Students learn about the influence and relevance of science and technology in their lives now and in the future.

 

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES:

Students investigate their personal, family and community history. They develop understanding of Australia's Indigenous and colonial history and how Australia became a nation. Students learn about historical concepts, such as viewing an historical event from a different point of view, and historical skills, such as using historical sources for an investigation.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to lead healthy, active and fulfilling lives. Students learn about the importance of a good diet and regular exercise and develop positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.

They learn how bodies grow and change over time. Students learn skills to play individual and team sports, and the values of sportsmanship and teamwork.

 

CREATIVE & PRACTICAL ARTS:

Creative Arts provides experiences in Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Dance. Students have opportunities to explore their creativity in each of these areas. Students learn to appreciate the meanings and values that each art-form offers. They perform and express themselves through the Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Dance Programs.

 

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