KSA has developed course material in line with the Australian Curriculum. Students will work with Year Level Maths and English and a Linked learning Project designed to immerse students in a number of learning opportunities across a rang of Leaning Areas. Each Project has been designed to cater for both students in a multi-age and single student schoolrooms.
The purpose of the ILP is for students to work with their teachers to set learning goals, identify what strategies they will undertake to improve and monitor progress towards the goals. At KSA ILPs are created by Week 3 of Term 1 and maintained throughout the year for students in Transition to Year 9 and semester 2 only for Preschool.
The Australian Curriculum
The Australian Curriculum is designed to teach your child what it takes to be
confident and creative individual and to become an active and informed citizen.
It sets the goal for what your child should learn as they progress through their
school life – wherever they live in Australia and whatever school they
From 2016 Northern Territory schools has been use the Australian Curriculum to
plan, teach, assess and report your child’s progress from the first year of
schooling to Year 9. The curriculum includes three dimensions:
Transition to Year 9
Knowledge and Skills
The eight learning areas describe the knowledge and skills your child will learn:
Health and Physical Education
Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
The general capabilities describe the knowledge, skills, behaviors and dispositions your child needs to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century. The capabilities are addressed through the content of the learning areas:
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Critical and Creative Thinking
Personal and Social
The cross-curriculum perspectives to developing the knowledge, priorities describe the regional, national and global skills and understandings. The priorities are addressed through the content of the learning areas:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
Australia’s Engagement with Asia
In addition to the Australian Curriculum, teachers will continue to use the Northern Territory Curriculum Framework to plan, teach, assess and report the following:
Indigenous Languages and Culture
English as a Second Language
For further information about the Australian Curriculum visit the new ‘Parent information’ section of the Australian Curriculum website. On this page, you will find that the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has released a suite of materials designed for parents. These materials include seven fact sheets, written in plain English to describe what is typically taught in each learning area at different year levels throughout the school. The materials were developed in consultation with parents and are available as PDF documents that can be printed out.
KSA Course Materials
Katherine School of the Air produces Course Material (Units of Work) for Home Tutors to teach to students. In the Primary Years course material is printed and sent to families either electronically (where possible) or via the Post. In addition to this material students may require textbooks, internet access to view multimedia and other resources to aid teaching.
In the Middle Years students work predominantly online using ‘Moodle’. Our Moodle Courses are written by teachers from KSA and are context appropriate and aim to cater for the learning needs of all students.
All course material is supported through Online Lessons. These lessons are delivered live by our teachers using video conferencing software. This provides students with the opportunity to interact with their teachers and their peers to consolidate their learning.
All families enrolling with Katherine School of the Air are strongly encouraged to source a reliable internet connection. KSA can assist families who are eligible with internet subsidies.