Our Curriculum

21st Century Curriculum

In the 21st century, Australia’s capacity to provide a high quality of life for all will depend on the ability to compete in the global economy based around knowledge and innovation. Education equips young people with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values to take advantage of opportunity and to face the challenges of this era with confidence. The Melbourne Declaration on Goals for Young Australians (December 2008) acknowledges that major changes in the world are placing new demands on Australian education.

Early Years Literacy and Numeracy: Foundation to Year 4
At Huntingdale our Literacy and Numeracy Programs are based on extensive research underpinned by our beliefs that:

  • All children can succeed given sufficient time and support
  • All children have the right to be challenged and supported to achieve their potential
  • Early literacy success has a positive and significant effect on success in all areas of learning

A comprehensive whole school approach has been developed providing:

  • Highly differentiated Literacy and Numeracy Programs
  • A daily two hour Literacy block and one hour Numeracy block
  • Highly effective school-wide assessment processes to identify and monitor the progress of every student
  • Weekly team meetings to plan strategies to continually challenge and support each and every student
  • Infusion of thinking skills and technology tools to provide further challenges and stimulate learning
  • Provision of individual Literacy intervention support through our Bridges and Mid Literacy Support Programs
  • Extensive additional English as an Additional Language (EAL) support through our Head Start Program for children entering school whose first language is not English
  • Specialist trained Maths /Science teachers to extend mathematical thinking in Years 2 to 6