Curriculum

We are an inclusive learning environment, providing the opportunities your child needs to succeed.

Christ the King school gives students the chance to develop as self-directed learners able to determine their own futures in a changing world.

We use emerging technologies as learning tools to connect your son or daughter to the global environment as they make sense of their world.  We have electronic whiteboards in all rooms, banks of computers, laptops and iPads. The students access particular technology ‘anytime and anywhere.’

As well as using technology, your child will also have the opportunity to design, make and critique products and materials developing their own skills as designers and problem solvers.

All teaching and learning at Christ the King School is linked to the Australian curriculum and Crossways Religious Education documents.

School structure

Early Years comprises of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

The Primary years are Years 3, 4, 5 & 6.

 

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Arts

In arts, we truly develop your child’s capacity for creative and imaginative thinking. All the students participate in a specialist music lesson each week and they have the option to be part of the Instrumental Program with a private instructor. The Year 5 choir performs at the Catholic Schools Music Festival and students attend performances when available at local venues.

Arts
English
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English

Your child will learn about the beauty of language through daily exposure to speaking, listening, reading, viewing and writing. The early years of school are also important to develop a child’s understanding of comprehension and understanding of the linguistic structure of our language.

Students celebrate literacy through Book Week activities which feature annually in the life of the school. Extra literacy support is also available as needed.

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Health and Physical Education

Our school community values and nurtures healthy and active lifestyles.

From a health perspective, healthy eating is actively modelled and encouraged through programs such as daily ‘Crunch and Sip’ throughout all the classes. (We also try to be a ‘nut-free’ environment as part of our Allergy Awareness policy).

Specialist sporting clinics and interschool sports events are offered regularly. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Catholic School Carnivals competing in swimming, athletics, netball, cross country and other sports.

Health and Physical Education
Languages
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Languages

Your son or daughter will learn Japanese to improve their communication skills and develop an understanding of different cultural experiences.

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Mathematics

Your child will develop an appreciation for mathematics and an understanding of how maths knowledge is applied in their personal, collective and community activities.

They will learn about the cultural and social foundations of mathematics and will work on daily activities to assist them to use a variety of approaches. Extension and enrichment in mathematics is offered in each class.

Mathematics
Science
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Science

Your son or daughter will learn how to work scientifically as they explore the Physical and Life Sciences. They will be engaged in predicting, measuring, problem solving, data collection and analysis, questioning and investigating.

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Society and Environment

Your child will develop a growing sense of themselves in their world as they investigate, communicate and participate in learning about time, continuity, change, places, space, environment, societies, cultures and social systems.

Students are encouraged to take part in the decision-making of the school through the Student Representative Council.

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Special Needs
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Special Needs

Each teacher prepares lessons which are designed to cater to all levels in the classroom. Students’ with special needs work on a negotiated curriculum within the main classrooms as we value inclusion.

Education Support Officers provide extra classroom support as needs dictate and many parents also assist within the classrooms providing valuable models of language and learning.

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Religion

As you child grows in their Christian understanding of God, the Church and human person, they will learn about culture, faith and life.

Their experience of the rich tapestry of beliefs, values, rituals and teachings creates an authentic and life-giving experience of the Church. School Mass is a shared experience of Eucharist and prayer and the School Assembly is an opportunity for our community to celebrate our faith and our gifts. Parish and community involvement is part of the life of the school. The Made in the Image of God program will also develop their understanding of faith and God in the role of human relationships and sexuality.

Religion
Made in the Image of God (MITIOG)
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Made in the Image of God (MITIOG)

The Made In the Image of God (MITIOG) program is the official program for sexuality education in South Australian Catholic Schools.

It incorporates a sequential curriculum firmly based on Catholic moral teaching. The program is taught in year level groups – Reception to Year 2, Year 3-4, Year 5-6 and Year 7 – and is organised into four strands which explore essential aspects of the human person:

  • Being Human
  • Being Sexual
  • Being Connected

Made in the Image of God Curriculum