Victorian Curriculum

Our school uses the Victorian Curriculum as the basis for all programs.

The Victorian Curriculum has been developed to ensure that curriculum content and achievement standards enable continuous learning for all students.

For more information visit https://victoriancurriculum.vcaa.vic.edu.au/

The Victorian Curriculum includes levels A-D to provide a pathway for students with disabilities and additional learning needs who are working at an early developmental level, giving them essential foundations for further learning and life skills.

Learn by Doing

The academic program at Katandra School adheres to the belief that all students have a right to an education and all students will flourish with a comprehensive and strategic approach to support their individual learning needs.

Our teachers follow differentiated teaching and learning strategies to tailor their methods effectively to reach every student, giving all students the opportunity to succeed in the Victorian Curriculum.

We also recognise the very individual needs of our students. Specific programs have been developed in each domain. Through these programs the Teachers at Katandra School develop the skills identified in students’ individual learning plans (ILP).

At Katandra, literacy and numeracy skills are aimed at the level of each child through an individual program. Teachers reflect and evaluate programs to make sure they are directed appropriately to each child. Across the School learning is structured around Literacy (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and Numeracy programs. This involves a daily teaching block and ongoing assessment in subject areas, highlighting best practice and innovative and stimulating activities.

Curriculum Subjects

English

Learning to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on spoken, written and multimodal texts.

Mathematics

Developing mathematical and numeracy skills useful for everyday life.

Critical and Creative Thinking

Challenging tasks that stimulate, encourage and support skilful and effective thinking.

Personal and Social Capability

Developing the social and emotional capabilities, and the skills to build positive relationships.

Inquiry

The inquiry journey at Katandra requires students at their level to engage in real, authentic investigations.

Digital Technologies

Acquiring knowledge and understanding of digital systems, data and information, and the creation of digital solutions.

Multi-Sensory and Communication

Incorporating sensory methods into the way we deliver instructions, promote communication and teach.

Specialist Subjects

Horticulture

Building knowledge and skills in sustainability & the environment.

Media Arts

Developing perceptual and conceptual understandings, critical reasoning, and practical skills, exploring media arts.

Health and Physical Education

Teaching students healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

Science

Developing an understanding of the world around through a multi-disciplinary approach.

Visual Arts

Communicating ideas through art, craft and design.

Enrichment Programs

Katandra School offers a number of additional programs to enrich and diversify opportunities for student learning.