October 17, 2017

Curriculum

Knowing what your child is learning helps you support them throughout their education. In this section you can find out how public education works and the range of learning opportunities offered for students to challenge their thinking, and make the most of their unique talents. You can also browse each School Year section to find out more.

Primary learning includes whole-class, group and individual activities designed to develop an inquiring mind and teach basic learning skills needed for schooling and later life.  Literacy and numeracy are the building blocks of learning and that is why English and mathematics take up half of students’ learning time in primary school.  Kindergarten to Year 6 focuses on six key learning areas:

Primary school in NSW follows a curriculum based on stages of learning. Each stage is approximately equivalent to two school years. For each learning stage there are skills, knowledge and a level of understanding that each student should develop.

  • Early Stage 1 refers to Kindergarten
  • Stage 1 includes Years 1 and 2
  • Stage 2 includes Years 3 and 4
  • Stage 3 includes Years 5 and 6

Navigate to the School Years sections to find out more.