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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 Inquiry (Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, The Technologies, Media Art and Drama)
  • Music
  • Visual Art
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Japanese
  • Religious Education.
Students may also participate in weekly enrichment activities including Debating, Robotics and Chess.

At the culmination of the Primary Years Programme, Year 6 students present their work at the PYP Exhibition. The short film below follows the students of 2019 through their PYP Exhibition journey, from the early provocations through to exhibition day.


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 and Literacy curriculum extension from Reception to Year 6.
Additional competitive opportunities exist for students in events such as the Da Vinci Decathlon, Griffith University S.T.E.M. Cup, Mathematics Tournaments, G.A.T.E.WAYS Challenges and ICAS Academic Competitions. Further enrichment opportunities include workshops such as those offered by G.A.T.E.WAYS (Eureka) and Academicus.