The Australian Curriculum was introduced in all schools nationwide from January 2012. Queensland schools were required to implement the new curriculum in English, mathematics and science from prep to year 6. Other Key Learning Areas (KLAs) of studies of society and the environment, health and physical education, the arts and technology followed on later.
At Moura State School, all classes are transitioning smoothly into the combination of the new Australian Curriculum, Essential Learnings and Early Years Curriculum Guidelines (EYCG). To assist schools to transition to the new Australian Curriculum, Education Queensland has developed a comprehensive suite of materials for classroom teachers to use. These are referred to as C2C (Curriculum into the Classroom). Teachers use these lesson plans in conjunction with their own knowledge and experience, professional judgement and knowledge of students’ abilities to develop lesson plans which are catering for the students in their class.
Classes at Moura State School consist of both straight year level classes and composite classes, depending on the numbers of students in each year level. Many classes work together in various curriculum areas so that students’ individual needs can be catered for. Student progress is reported to parents each semester, with written reports and face to face interviews conducted as parents and teachers identify a need or at reporting time.