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Curriculum

Whole school curriculum programs ensure consistency of delivery and improved student outcomes in all areas. Highlighted strategies include:

Literacy

Consolidation of whole school integrated language arts program

Focused 'Early years' program, trialling 'Best start/early start' and L3 strategies, enhanced strategies for all literacy, reading, writing and spelling resources purchased for all year levels, Progressive achievement test (PAT) reading tests completed in November showing whole school improvement.

Numeracy

Continued implementation of whole school Saxon maths teaching program

'Whole school maths' program based on Saxon maths introduced for all year levels in 2011.  All resources, programs, manipulatives, worksheets and assessment items in each classroom.  All teachers and students see an instant improvement in attitude towards maths and improved results. Pat maths tests completed in November and show outstanding improvement in student results.

Social and emotional wellbeing

Implementation of Whole school program

'You can do it!' program, 'Achieve' was introduced to the whole school with prep to year 2 classes trialling the 'Early years' program in 2011 and implementation prep to year 7 in 2012. The whole school responsible behaviour plan for students was reviewed to incorporate the approach of You can do it. Additional social and emotional wellbeing programs offered included 'Peer skills', 'Tree of life', 'Friends', 'Drumbeat' and the continued work of the staff and chaplain to support our students and families. The community were included in promotional school Open Days, Athletics Days, Under 8s Day, 'Literacy and social and emotional wellbeing' program information days. The P&C were also involved in the re-design of the school logo and fundraising events such as the Gympie Music Muster, End of Year concert and Mother’s Day stall.

Curriculum implementation

National curriculum, alignment to school programs and building of curriculum knowledge and expertise in local small school communities. C2C curriculum programs are followed for English, science and history and geography. Whole school programs are aligned to the National curriculum.

Chatsworth State School uses C2C curriculum units developed by Education Queensland along with programs that align to the Australian National Curriculum. We have developed a whole school approach to delivering these programs.