Core Subjects

Core Subjects

The curriculum aims to re-engage students with education, build self-esteem and change (challenge) unrewarding behaviours.

The curriculum emphasises personal development through therapeutic and hands-on learning.

It stresses the importance of literacy, numeracy, and life skills.

The curriculum is divided into four main elements:

1. Mathematics and English. These classes are offered Monday to Thursday Periods 1 & 2.  Student work is individually based on learning style and ability. Students spend 55 minutes per day on each subject.

2. Core subjects. Art, Physical Education, Technology, Humanities and Health Education (Managing Me) are taught to all students in their home groups on a weekly basis.

3. Electives. These are offered to students three (sometimes four) times a week. Students choose electives from different learning areas.

To ensure curriculum balance the units offered might vary each term based on students’ interests.

4. Home group. Two meetings occur daily, in the morning for 20 minutes and 10 minutes in the afternoon. Home Group is about pastoral care and developing skills such as goal-setting, running meetings, conflict management and working as a group.

  • English

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  • Maths

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  • Food Technology

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  • Visual Arts

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  • Drama

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  • Health Education

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  • Physical Education

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  • Humanities

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