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About the Curriculum


The curriculum at Ardeer South Primary School provides all students with the opportunity to reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. Our comprehensive curriculum is based on the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). They include:

  • Physical, Personal and Social Learning: Health and Physical Education, Interpersonal Development, Personal Learning and Civic and Citizenship
  • Discipline-based Learning: The Arts, English, Humanities (Economics, Geography and History), mathematics, Science and Languages Other than English
  • Interdisciplinary Learning: Communication, Thinking, Information and Communication Technology and Design, Creativity and Technology

English and Mathematics are given a strong emphasis in the curriculum. The Early Years Literacy and Numeracy Programs and The Middle Years Program are implemented to ensure that students' individual learning needs are catered for. Teachers use a variety of teaching strategies such as small group activities, open-ended activities and independent learning tasks that are matched to the needs of the student and their learning styles. The curriculum is designed to be student-centered and engaging in order to promote a love of learning.

Ardeer South Primary School offers:

  • Early Years Literacy Program
  • Early Years Numeracy Program
  • Reading Recovery Program
  • Reading Assistance Program
  • 'Bridges' Reading Program
  • Integration Program for students with special needs
  • Maths Intervention Program
  • English as a Second Language Program (ESL)
  • Middle Years Program
  • Oral Language Centre (Sunshine Room)
  • Maths Task Centre
  • Language Other than English (LOTE) - Italian
  • Arts Program
  • Library Program
  • Computer Rescource Centre
  • Networked computers in each classroom
  • Physical Education and Interschool Sport
  • Perceptual Motor Program (PMP)
  • School Values Program
  • Prep - Year Six Buddies Program
  • Habits of Mind

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