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Curriculum

 
Woree State School staff teach the key learning areas of the Australian Curriculum through the use or adaptation of the Curriculum to Classroom units for English, mathematics, geography, history, science and digital technologies (in early years classrooms). Other learning areas of the arts, and health and physical education are also taught. Japanese is delivered to year 5 and 6 students through the Cairns School of Distance Education via online learning. Woree State School has well documented curriculum overview for every year level, documenting the teaching areas required each term, the assessment tasks required and the sequencing of knowledge , skills and processes that children are taught. These are a working documents that are constantly reviewed and updated.
 
A sequential approach to spelling, catering to each child’s specific level is ensured with the use of the direct instruction program, Spelling Mastery, which is taught from year two to six. Consolidation sessions, a daily recap of taught content, are scheduled and taught to ensure the transfer of core curriculum content to long term memory.
 
Specialist teachers implement science, music and physical education curriculums with students in grades one to six. Prep students receive weekly music and movement lessons to develop musical skills, in addition to dance and gross motor skills.
 
Speech and language programs are delivered weekly to individual students requiring support, after assessment from the speech language therapist.
 
The whole school focus on reading ensures all teachers timetable, plan, teach and assess daily reading lessons. Regular reading data cycles enables teachers to incorporate current data into their planning and teaching.
 
Technology is incorporated into units of work, increasing in complexity as each student progresses through the year levels and providing a variety of experience in a range of programs.
 
Students demonstrating high levels of academic achievement are entered into local and international assessment competitions, speaking competitions, art and science competitions.