At Highfields State School, we offer a quality, challenging curriculum,
with our dedicated staff committed to high quality learning for all students.
Staff work to ensure that in every classroom, every day, every child is
developing new knowledge and skills, consolidating prior knowledge, and growing
in capability in academic, sporting, cultural, social and personal areas. The
core curriculum programs and learning areas are enhanced by a variety of extra-curricular,
extension and support programs.
Whilst the traditional “Three R’s” are the core business of
schools, at Highfields we also recognise the importance of developing children
who will be able to live, work and contribute in the future, when they are
adults in our society. Skills such as clear oral and written communication,
working within a team, creative thinking and problem solving are vital.
Understanding of those cultures important to our nation, and the importance of
looking to a sustainable future, are also significant. We use the Australian
Curriculum General Capabilities and Cross-curricular Priorities to ensure these
skills are explicitly taught across all year levels.
The seven General Capabilities are Literacy,
Numeracy, ICT capability, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social
capability, Ethical understanding, and Intercultural understanding. The three Cross-curricular
are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
histories and cultures, Asia and Australia’s engagement with
Since 2012, teachers in Queensland state schools have been
planning, teaching, assessing and reporting on the Australian Curriculum
in a number of Learning Areas. These Learning Areas are implemented as
curriculum documents and resources are developed. Learning Areas currently used
at Highfields State School are:
Additional Learning Areas are planned, taught and assessed
using the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority resources. These
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At Highfields State School, to cater for their students,
teachers maintain a ‘child-centred’ focus on their work. This requires that
programs be ‘differentiated’ or targeted to meet the needs of individuals, based
on knowledge of the students, their prior learning and attributes. Staff are
led by Mrs Belinda Bowden, our Deputy Principal – Teaching and Learning, and
teachers meet regularly as year level teams to build a shared understanding of
curriculum, and determine the best way to deliver this curriculum to the range
of students who attend our school.
further information about our curriculum offerings, please contact Mrs Belinda Bowden
via email email@example.com