The Curriculum Model

 

The St Gabriel's school programs encompass all areas of curriculum as set out by the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES). Teachers' programs are designed to meet the BOSTES outcomes as well as the specific needs of each student as they are articulated in their Individual Plan. (I.P)

Our curriculum comprises the following areas of study:

  • Religious Education

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Human Society and Its Environment/History

  • Science and Technology

  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

  • Creative Arts (Music, Drama & Visual Arts)

Classroom teachers assess all children at the beginning, the middle and at the end of the year in order to program effectively for each class and individual students.

Language, literacy, numeracy and individualised developmental profiles are established before teaching begins and used as ongoing assessment and monitoring. Reports are distributed at the end of Terms 2 and 4.

Individual Plan (I.P)  meetings are conducted twice each year with parents and other nominated professionals, in order to set individualised goals for each student. These are held in Terms 1 and 3.

Profiles are also submitted electronically to the Catholic Education Commission on an ongoing basis. In Grades 3 and 5 our students can participate in the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) Testing. Results of these tests are reported to both the school and to the family of each student.

At the beginning of each term, parents are given an overview of the topics that will be covered that term as well as a copy of the class timetable.