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The Australian Curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities that are important for all Australian students. It identifies what all young people should learn as they progress through schooling and is the foundation for high quality teaching to meet the needs of all Australian students. In the units of work the seven general capabilities - literacy, numeracy, Information Communication Technology (ICT), critical and creative thinking, ethical behaviour, personal and social competence and intercultural understanding with the three cross-curriculum priorities - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia and sustainability are embedded where appropriate.

Curriculum at Sarina State School sees the implementation of the Australian Curriculum in the subject areas of English, mathematics, science and history from prep to year 6.

The other subject areas - Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE), health, technology and the arts are aligned to the Essential Learnings. The Essential Learnings describe what students have the opportunity to learn, understand and do by the end of years 3 and 5.

Our school also offers specialist programs in physical education, music, instrumental music and Language other than English (LOTE) (Japanese) also aligned to the Essential Learnings as separate lessons.

Prep curriculum is based on the Foundational Learning outlined in the Australian Curriculum for English, mathematics, history and geography. The students also participate in health and physical education and music lessons aligned to the Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting (QCAR) framework. Our Prep curriculum 'Aims high', with many new families choosing to enrol in our school based on high student achievement, engagement, expectations and student behaviour.