Curriculum


Christ the King Catholic Primary school offers a curriculum that is child-centred and has a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills. We aim to develop in children the skills of independent and co-operative learning and critical thinking. We are committed to the implementation of innovative and contemporary teaching practices that endeavour to meet the needs of students through the differentiation and integration of the curriculum.

ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is integrated across all the Key Learning Areas, with students having access to chromebooks, electronic whiteboards, iPads, robotics, coding equipment, 3D printers and drones.

The Key Learning Areas of the curriculum are Religious Education, English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science and Technology, Creative and Practical Arts, and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.

Religious Education

As part of the Church's mission of evangelisation, Christ the King Catholic School shares in the task of spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. The primary Religious Education curriculum aims to assist students to make sense of life in the light of God's revelation. It is our task as Catholic educators to help our students access the Word of God in the Scriptures and the Church's living tradition. In so doing, we prepare our students to celebrate and respond to God's Word in their daily lives.

Sacraments

  • Reconciliation: Year 2 students
  • First Holy Communion: Year 3 students
  • Confirmation: Year 6 students

Learning Support

Sydney Catholic Schools is committed to assisting and supporting students with special needs through the provision of resources, specialised teaching staff and parental support groups. Christ the King has a Diverse Learning Needs teacher who works with the students and class teachers to create individual programs for our students who require specialised help.

Christ the King School is part of the Newman​ ​Selective​ ​Gifted Education​ ​Program​. Christ the King School has been recognised in implementing a range of process to enhance the learning of identified  gifted students. The Newman Selective Gifted Education Program is unique to Sydney Catholic Schools. The program began in 2011 to ensure educational equity for gifted learners in Catholic and secondary schools. The Newman​ ​Selective​ ​Gifted Education​ Program, caters for the particular learning, social and emotional needs of identified gifted students. The program’s strong focus on differentiated learning has the potential to positively impact on whole school pedagogy, enriching professional experiences for teachers and resulting in learning gains for students.

A qualified English as an Additional Language/ Dialect (EAL/D) teacher works to support students in the development of their Literacy skills across all Key Learning Areas. 

Reading Recovery is an early intervention program which provides intensive, individual help for children having difficulty with reading and writing after their first year of schooling. Children are taken from where they are at and assisted by a trained teacher to make rapid progress so that they can attain the average reading levels within their classroom program.

Sport

At Christ the King, we have a vibrant sport program which gives the students an opportunity to participate in a variety of sporting activities as part of their weekly Physical Education lessons. In addition to weekly Physical Education lessons students also have the opportunity to participate in gala days and representative sport.