General Capabilities and Cross Curriculum Priorities in the Australian Curriculum
The Australian Curriculum equips young Australians with the skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to engage effectively with and prosper in a globalised world. Students will gain personal and social benefits, be better equipped to make sense of the world in which they live and make an important contribution to building the social, intellectual and creative capital of our nation.
The Australian Curriculum gives special attention to the following three cross curriculum priorities:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
- Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
These priorities are embedded across the R – 7 program of inquiry.
At Belair Primary School sustainability is a strong focus and teachers have mapped this cross-curriculum priority across all units of inquiry. Students have established a range of eco-kids groups, managing a range of environmental initiatives across the school.
A voluntary Rokewood Scrub Club is held each Thursday lunch time and students participate in a range of activities, including weeding, mulching, grounds maintenance and the protection of the grounds, native plants and animals.
For more information on the Australian Curriculum visit www.australiancurriculum.edu.au