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 laptops, electronic whiteboards, iPads and video and digital cameras.

The Key Learning Areas on the curriculum are Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Human Society and Its Environment, 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, the Church's living tradition, and in their own lives and experiences. In so doing, we prepare our students to celebrate and respond to God's Word in their daily lives.

Sacraments

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

Learning Support

Here at Christ the King, we are fortunate to have a qualified special needs teacher who works with the students and class teachers to create individual programs for our students who require specialised help.

The Catholic Education Office Sydney is committed to assisting and supporting students with special needs through the provision of resources, specialised teaching staff and parental support groups.

Enrichment Groups for students who have a particular talent are taken by a qualified enrichment teacher.

A qualified English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher works to support students in the development of their skills in the vocabulary and grammar of the English language.

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 trained teachers to make rapid progress so that they can attain the average reading levels within their classroom program.

Sport

In addition to the KLA of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, students are also offered and encouraged to participate in extra-curricular sporting events, including:

  • annual Swimming and Athletics carnivals, with opportunities for school, regional and Archdiocesan representation
  • active afternoon sports program on two afternoons a week for students K to 6
  • Dance, including a specialist primary school PE program used for gymnastics
  • Gymnastics Program, including a specialist primary school PE program used for gymnastics.
  • NRL, Oztag and Cricket clinics
  • Netball for Years 4 to 6.