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Our curriculum

Learning at Churchie’s Preparatory School is active, vibrant, energetic and academically rigorous. A ‘thinking skills’ curriculum gives students the skills and disposition to learn in a meaningful way. It also incorporates information and communication technology through computers in every classroom, a fully automated library and a wireless tablet programme for Years 4, 5 and 6.

Churchie is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School delivering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and, through this curriculum and teaching/learning framework and approach, the School teaches in accordance with the mandated Australian Curriculum.

Key learning areas:
 
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Unit of Enquiry (Science, Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Japanese
  • Religious Education.
Students may also participate in weekly enrichment activities including Debating, Robotics and Chess.

Personalised Learning Programme

In addition, Churchie's Preparatory School has a Personalised Learning Team consisting of teachers and assistants who provide gifted and talented education and learning support.
 
Gifted and Talented programmes and provisions include but are not limited to:
  • Mathematics Extension Reception to Year 6
  • Writing
  • Literacy Extension
  • Philosophy
  • Critical and Creative Thinking.
Additional competitive opportunities exist for students in Future Problem Solving, Da Vinci Decathlon, G.A.T.E.WAYS Challenge and ICAS Academic Competitions. Further opportunities for enrichment include G.A.T.E.WAYS, Days of Excellence and Academicus workshops.