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Key Learning Areas

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In English, students learn to read, write, talk and listen. They learn about English language and literature, how language varies according to context and how to communicate to a range of audiences for different purposes. They learn to read for information and for pleasure. They learn about poetry, novels and plays. They gain a sound grasp of language structures, punctuation, spelling and grammar.


Mathematics develops students’ thinking, understanding, competence and confidence with number and algebra; measurement and geometry; and statistics and probablity.  Students learn to add, subtract, divide and multiply whole numbers, fractions and decimals.  They learn to measure time and calulate with money.  They learn geometry, algebra and how to work with statistics and probability.

Science and Technology

Science and Technology develops student’s skills in thinking, investigating and problem solving. It gives them knowledge and skills in scientific investigation, design and applied technology. This subject builds on the curiosity children have about their natural and built environments.


In Human Society and its Environment (HSIE) students learn about history, geography, civics and citizenship. They investigate their personal community identity, and gain an understanding of their nation and its place in the world. They learn to participate effectively in maintaining and improving the quality of their society.

Creative and Practical Arts

Creative Arts gives students experiences in visual arts, music, drama and dance. They have opportunities to explore their creativity in each of these areas. They learn to appreciate the meaning and values that each art form offers. They perform and express themselves through visual arts, music, drama and dance.


Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to lead healthy, active and fulfilling lives. Students learn about the importance of good food and regular exercise. They learn how bodies grow and change over time. They learn skills to play individual and team sports, and values of sportsmanship and teamwork.