Curriculum

AusVELS Curriculum

AusVELS

At Glen Huntly Primary School we are following the national schedule of implementing AusVELS, which is the new Australian curriculum. AusVELS is the Foundation (Prep) to Year 10 curriculum that provides a single, coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards, which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents.

AusVELS incorporates the Australian Curriculum Foundation – Year 10 for English, Mathematics, History and Science within the curriculum framework first developed for the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). The other Domain areas of Interpersonal and Personal Learning, Civics and Citizenship, Health and Physical Education, Economics, Geography, Design Creativity and Technology, Information and Communication Technology, the Arts, LOTE, Communication and Thinking Processes that are present in the Victorian Essential Learning Standards, are also still covered at Glen Huntly Primary School and will be adapted and upgraded in accordance with national developments over the next three years as AusVELS content.

AusVELS uses an eleven level structure to reflect the design of the new Australian Curriculum, whilst retaining Victorian priorities and approaches to teaching and learning. The F-10 Australian Curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities important for all Australian students. It describes the learning entitlement of students as a foundation for their future learning, growth and active participation in the Australian community. It makes clear what all young Australians should learn as they progress through schooling. It is the foundation for high quality teaching to meet the needs of all Australian students.

ACARA has developed the Australian Curriculum in consultation with states and territories. Education Authorities in each state and territory have responsibility for implementation of the Australian Curriculum and for supporting schools and teachers.

Should you wish to investigate further the AusVELS curriculum that is being implemented at Glen Huntly Primary School, you may consult the following websites:

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/

and/or

http://ausvels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/