ForbesForbes

Department for Education and Child Development sa.gov.au

Curriculum

Currently Forbes Primary School provides curriculum in line with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and the South Australian Curriculum Standards & Accountability (SACSA) framework.  The Australian Curriculum was introduced in 2012 and will replace SACSA completely in South Australian primary schools during 2016.  School programs address the following areas of learning:

The Arts
English
Health & Physical Education
Mathematics
Languages other than English (Indonesian)
Science
Humanities and Social Sciences
Design & Technology

In 2012 the nationally developed Australian Curriculum in Mathematics and Science was implemented, followed by English and History in 2013.  In 2015 The Arts and the remaining Humanities subjects will be implemented, with Health & Physical Education and Technologies being implemented in 2016. More information on curriculum content and year level achievement standards can be found at www.australiancurriculum.edu.au

Students in all South Australian schools in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLaN) in May each year.  Individual reports are made available to parents and information from our school’s results is used to inform our improvement priorities.