Public schools in South Australia began implementing the Australian Curriculum in 2012 beginning with Mathematics and Science followed by English and History in 2013. Other curriculum areas will be introduced from 2014.
In 2015 teachers use SACSA (South Australian Standards and Accountability Framework) document to plan, assess and report in the other areas of study: Health & Physical Education and Technology.
The Australian Curriculum includes seven General Capabilities and three Cross Curricula priorities:
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) capability
Critical and Creative Thinking
Personal and Social Capability
Cross Curricula Priorities
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia
The general capabilities encompass the knowledge, skills behaviours and dispositions that, together with the curriculum content in each learning area and the cross curriculum priorities, will assist students to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century.
Information and Communication Technology / Computers
Students use IWB compatible computers. A computer suite of 30 computers is used by all students preschool – Year 7.
In classrooms teachers use Interactive Whiteboards as an integral part of their teaching. In addition, preschool – Year 1 classes have access to android tablets to support learning while Year 1- 7 classes have laptops to support their learning.