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.

 

In 2019 the 4 Linked Learning Projects are:

- Project World Adventures

- Project Use the Force

- Project Oceans

- Project Earth Watchers

Curriculum

Linked Learning 

Individual Learning
Plans

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 
attend.

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:
 

English
Mathematics
Science
Health and Physical Education
(HPE)
Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
The
Arts
Technologies
Languages

Capabilities

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:
 

Literacy
Numeracy
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Capability
Critical and Creative Thinking
Personal and Social
Capability
Ethical Understanding
Intercultural Understanding

Priorities

 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
Asia and
Australia’s Engagement with Asia
Sustainability

 

Northern Territory
Curriculum Framework

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
 

Further Info

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 Interactive Distance Learning lessons (IDL). These lessons are delivered live by our teachers using the REACT tool. 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 living in Remote Areas with an internet connection.

 

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