Accessible Page Links


Page Tools

Main page Content

Primary

Chancellor's award winning P-9 curriculum represents a sequence of carefully planned and balanced learning experiences designed to meet the current and future needs of our students. It is grounded in student focused educational philosophy and practice, responsive to individual student needs, as well as being rich in real-life significance.

Chancellor is implementing the National Australian Curriculum, designed by the Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), in phases. Currently English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography are based on the National curriculum. The remaining areas of SOSE (Studies of Society and Environment), Health and Physical Education, Languages, Technology and The Arts are drawn from the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) Essential Learnings. These curricula value and promote Literacy, Numeracy, ICTs, Ethics and Social Understanding across all subjects.

Numeracy

At Chancellor State College, numeracy learning is focused in real world contexts whilst ensuring basic mathematical concepts are addressed. To this end, ours is a program of spiraling skill development. The ultimate aim of our approach to numeracy is to embed within students a competent set of numeracy skills whilst encouraging them to think numerically within a range of deep and challenging contexts.

Information Communication Technology (ICT)

We have invested heavily in ICT resources to enrich the learning opportunities for all students. Our futures-focused curriculum is enhanced through the use of digital resources, both at school and on-line, to enable our students to engage in relevant 21st century learning.

 

Key Learning Areas

English - ACARA

The English Curriculum is organised into three interrelated strands that support students' growing understanding and use of Standard Australian English. Together the three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing. Language elements such as spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary are developmentally sequenced within the strands.

The three strands are:

  • Language: knowing about the English language
  • Literature: understanding, appreciating, responding to, analysing and creating literature
  • Literacy: expanding the repertoire of English usage.

Mathematics - ACARA

Mathematics is designed to create students who are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens.  Students will develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with processes, and are able to pose and solve problems.  They are encouraged to recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible and enjoyable discipline to study. Underpinning all concepts are Mathematical proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving, and Reasoning.

The Mathematics Curriculum is arranged in three strands:

  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability

Science - ACARA  

The Science curriculum provides students with understanding, knowledge and skills through which they can develop a scientific view of the world. Students are challenged to explore Science, its concepts, nature and uses through clearly described inquiry processes. The Science curriculum guides students through the biological, chemical, physical, earth and space sciences.

Science has three interrelated strands:

  • Science Understanding
  • Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Science Inquiry Skills

Humanities

History - ACARA

History is a disciplined process of inquiry into the past that develops students' curiosity and imagination. Awareness of history is an essential characteristic of any society, and historical knowledge is fundamental to understanding ourselves and others. It promotes the understanding of societies, events, movements and developments that have shaped humanity from earliest times. It helps students appreciate how the world and its people have changed, as well as the significant continuities that exist to the present day. History, as a discipline, has its own methods and procedures which make it different from other ways of understanding human experience. The study of history is based on evidence derived from remains of the past. It is interpretative by nature, promotes debate and encourages thinking about human values, including present and future challenges.  The History Curriculum examines our past at local, regional and global levels.

Geography - ACARA

Geography is a structured way of exploring, analysing and understanding the characteristics of the places that make up our world, using the concepts of place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability, scale and change. It addresses scales from the personal to the global and time periods from a few years to thousands of years.  Geography integrates knowledge from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to build a holistic understanding of the world. Students learn to question why the world is the way it is, reflect on their relationships with and responsibilities for that world, and propose actions designed to shape a socially just and sustainable future.

Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) - QSA

Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) is the study of how the life experiences of people are the result of particular social, cultural, economic, political and environmental relationships that characterise communities at particular times and places.  This area of study provides the opportunity for students to develop an understanding of Australia’s histories, cultures, social, natural and built environments, and political and economic systems as well an appreciation of the values to guide them in their future life-roles as consumers, producers and citizens.  These include disciplines such as history, geography, economics, and sociology and also include studies such as civics and citizenship, environmental education, cultural education, gender education, peace education, Asian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, and futures.

This key learning area is organised under the strands of:  

  • Time, Continuity and Change
  • Place and Space
  • Culture and Identity
  • Systems, Resources and Power

Strands will be replaced in phases by the National Humanities Curriculum.  Currently History and Geography are drawn from the National Curriculum.

Technology - QSA

Technology is about the processes of purposefully applying knowledge, skills and resources to create goods and services that satisfy the needs and wants of people and communities. Students consider the values, experiences, locations and backgrounds of different people and communities, and environmental factors when creating their designs. The process of designing, making and appraising is at the heart of the Technology Key Learning Area with students exploring, applying and developing information, materials and systems. Information Communication Technologies are incorporated into this process and across all Key Learning Areas.

This learning area is organised under the strands of:

  • Technology as a Human Endeavour
  • Information, Materials and Systems (Resources)

Health and Physical Education (HPE) - QSA

HPE gives our students the knowledge, processes, skills and attitudes necessary to make informed decisions, take action and advocate in order to enhance:

  • personal and community health, especially as it relates to food and nutrition, and to personal safety
  • movement skills, physical performance and fitness
  • personal development, and in particular identity, interpersonal relationships and resilience.

Specialist teachers deliver year level programs to develop specific movement skills as well as allowing students to participate in a range of physical activities including surf skills/swimming programs, interschool sport and sports excellence programs. Personal Development and Health is promoted across the school through our Positive Behaviour Program and aspects are also integrated into the classroom program.

Languages - Japanese and Italian - QSA

Japanese and Italian are taught in Years 4-6 by specialist teachers.  These languages continue to be offered in our Junior Secondary program.  Students regularly participate in cultural activities linked to their study of language and also have the opportunity to socialize with Japanese exchange students when they visit our school.

The Arts - QSA

Through Dance, Drama, Media, Music and Visual Art students express and communicate what it is to be human and develop, share and pass on understandings of ourselves, our histories, our cultures. The Arts are incorporated into Units of Work across all year levels.

Specialist Music teachers deliver class lessons for all Preparatory to Year 7 classes.  Additionally, students have the opportunity to be a part of Instrumental Music program including strings, brass and woodwind. We also have our own school band that showcases at our school assemblies and special events throughout the year.