Australian Curriculum Parent Evening WEDNESDAY 7 AUGUST 2013 Where has the Australian Curriculum come from? The Curriculum has come from the Melbourne Declaration of Educational Goals for Young Australians. The focus of these goals is to emphasise the importance of knowledge, skills and understandings of learning areas, and general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities to develop a curriculum that supports 21st century learning. Introducing the new Australian National Curriculum This new curriculum is designed to be used by educators as an online tool. The Australian National Curriculum is the first fully designed online world class curriculum globally. • The focus is on depth not breadth • We now have a National Test (NAPLAN) that is based on a National Curriculum • In some year levels, the flow and focus has changed Ormiston’s Lesson Planning Reflecting the Australian Curriculum Meeting the learning needs of all students Cycle of Inquiry Units Planning English Planning - Foundation Mathematics Planning - Year 5 Science Planning - Year 3 History - Year 6 What’s next with the Australian Curriculum? The next subjects that will be introduced next year in 2014 will be: 1. 2. 3. 4. Geography The Arts – Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts Languages – Mandarin and French Technologies The first subject confirmed so far is Geography. Geography is a new subject. Any parent questions to finish off today’s Australian Curriculum Presentation?