Integrated curriculum is an essential part of effective middle years programs, and eases the transition from a Primary Years Program (PYP) model to the self-learning approach needed at secondary school. Integrated curriculum is concept based, connecting education with inquiry into real-life questions that are relevant to the lives of young adolescents.
With its newly upgraded and refurbished learning spaces, the Year 6/7 Centre provides specialised facilities for students to engage in rigorous curriculum that promotes problem solving and life skills in real world context, preparing students for the next stage of their education.
All students will study core and specialist curriculum, as per the Australian Curriculum, comprising:
Key learning areas
- Mathematics: Economics and Business
- Humanities: Civics and Citizenship, History, Geography
- Digital Technologies
- Health and Physical Education
- Visual Arts
- Language – Japanese
- Design and Technology
- Media Arts: Graphics, 2D and 3D Art, Photography
Students in the SPW Year 6/7 Centre will be taught strategies to develop the skills they need to be lifelong learners. SPW educators will foster students to develop a love of learning by supporting students to develop and identify their own unique learning style. With this knowledge teachers will use varied teaching techniques to cater to the learning style/s and needs of students.