Curriculum 

Curriculum Overviews

Religious Education

As a Catholic school we value the importance of the Religious Education curriculum and the liturgical, sacramental and prayer life of our school.

The Primary Religious Education curriculum is intended to complement the work of the parents and the parish in assisting with the life-long process of the religious education of the individual. We aim to assist students to access the Word of God in Scriptures, the Church's living Tradition, as present in their own lives and experience. Further details about the Religious Education Program can be found at RE Online that may be visited by clicking here.

The allocated time for Religious Education is 2.5 hours per week for K-2 and 3 hours per week for Years 3-6.

Curriculum

At Our Lady Queen of Peace School we endeavour to meet the individual needs of each child.
The Curriculum is organised into the following seven key learning areas.
  • Religious Education 
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Human Society and Its Environment  (which will become History and Geography)
  • Science and Technology 
  • Creative Arts 
  • PDHPE 

The individual needs of all students across the Key Learning Areas are carefully considered when designing learning experiences from Kindergarten to Year 6. Twenty-first Century teaching and learning emphasises differentiation, hands-on learning, self-guided research and discovery, negotiation, reflection and the use of digital devices to enhance interest, motivation and success.

Students who require extra support in their learning receive this through a number of means including Reading Recovery, enrichment opportunities, EAL/D support (English as Another Language or Dialect), in class assistance from Learning Support Officers and the Special Needs Educator.

Children are afforded many opportunities to develop their gifts and talents through participation in extra-curricula activities such as Chess, Inter-school Sport, Music tuition, the School Choir, Art and Drama.