Teaching & Learning

Students and Curriculum

Avondale Primary School provides every student with a guaranteed and viable curriculum. The school curriculum is based on the National Curriculum – AusVels.

Using the National Curriculum as our starting point teachers do the following:

  • develop learning plans
  • apply appropriate teaching and learning practices to maximise student learning
  • use a variety of assessment strategies to assess student progress.

Teachers use a range of assessment strategies to:

  • inform teachers and students about learning progress
  • form the basis for developing further programs
  • track student progress.

Students find that learning is fun and motivating when they are engaged in direct learning experiences.

The school curriculum can be divided into the following categories and domains:


Physical Personal & Social Learning

  • Civics & Citizenship
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Interpersonal Development
  • Personal Learning

Discipline-based learning

  • The Arts
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • LOTE

Interdisciplinary Learning

  • Communication
  • Technology for
  • Information
  • Communication
  • Design & Creativity
  • Thinking Processes

Student Learning

The following principles support Avondale Primary School’s teaching and learning.

We believe that children learn best when:

  • teachers know and value each student
  • students feel confident and safe
  • lessons are interesting, engaging and challenging
  • there are opportunities to share and discuss
  • lessons are planned by teachers  and learning goals are explicit
  • they are given constructive feedback about their work
  • high standards are set and effort is recognised
  • they are  supported to take responsibility for their own learning
  • imagination and creativity are encouraged
  • technology is used appropriately and reflects community standards
  • they learn problem solving skills and strategies
  • they learn to be organised, persistent and confident
  • the learning environment is encouraging and respectful
  • achievement and effort are recognised and encouraged
  • teachers recognise prior learning
  • parents and teachers work together