Curriculum

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Georges Hall is a registered school under the requirements of Part 7 of the NSW Education Act 1990.

As a registered school we demonstrate our accountability to the NSW Board of Studies and the community through the process called Inquiry and Review, which is conducted under the direction and supervision of the Catholic Education Office Sydney.

We follow the curriculum requirements as outlined by the NSW Board of Studies.

The school curriculum comprises seven Key Learning Areas (KLAs):

Religious Education
The Religious Education Syllabus is central to the learning life of students in the Catholic school. Content strands include The Church and the Liturgical Year, Creation, Self and Others. Our students follow the Religious Education Curriculum of the Archdiocese of Sydney, with the accompanying student textbooks ‘To Know, Worship and Love’.

English
This involves developing the skills needed to read widely with understanding and enjoyment; to spell accurately; to write grammatically in a variety of forms; to understand the function of language; to listen and communicate effectively in a variety of situations; and to critically assess good literature. Computer skills and Visual Literacy are included.

Mathematics
This involves learning the basics of number, space and measurement; developing calculating, reasoning, predicting and verifying skills; developing students’ ability to think mathematically; and laying the foundation for future study of Mathematics.

Science 
This involves the skills of enquiry, investigating, designing and problem-solving; gaining knowledge and understanding about natural and modified environments and people's interaction with them; acquiring knowledge of design processes; and understanding the interaction of technology and society.

History
This involves developing skills in historical inquiry and communication, identifying and describing significant people and events gaining knowledge and understanding about the personal and family histories, present and past family life, First contacts, The Australian Colonies and Australia as a Nation.

Geography
This involves identifying, describing and examining features of places and how people interact with the environment. Students are able to communicate geographical information and use geographical tools of inquiry.

Creative Arts
This involves developing technical competence and skills of designing and performing; and learning appreciation and self expression in Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Dance.

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
This involves learning to develop an active healthy lifestyle; developing skills in interpersonal relationships and positive values, attitudes and beliefs; and participating in regular physical activity. Students participate in Mind Up, Dance Fever, Gymnastics, Athletics and Swimming programs.