The curriculum presented at Albion North Primary School follows that laid down by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
It also gives attention to seven general capabilities that are important for life and work in the 21st century and to three issues identified in the Melbourne Declaration as needing more attention than they have received in curricula to date.
The general capabilities and the cross-curriculum priorities are not added as additional subjects. They are dealt with, where relevant, through the learning area content on which the curriculum is built.
At Albion North Primary School, students are taught:
Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Economics, Civics & Citizenship)
The Arts - Art and Music (Dance and Drama are taught bi-annually through our school concerts)
Technologies - (Design & Technology, Digital Technology)
Health and Physical Education
LOTE - Italian
General capabilities, a key dimension of the Australian Curriculum, are addressed explicitly in the content of the learning areas. They play a significant role in realising the goals set out in the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA 2008) – that all young people in Australia should be supported to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens.
The Melbourne Declaration identifies essential skills for twenty-first century learners – in literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology (ICT), thinking, creativity, teamwork and communication. It describes individuals who can manage their own wellbeing, relate well to others, make informed decisions about their lives, become citizens who behave with ethical integrity, relate to and communicate across cultures, work for the common good and act with responsibility at local, regional and global levels.