Curriculum

At Kew Primary School we follow the Victorian Curriculum. The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship. There are eight learning areas and four capabilities within the Victorian Curriculum. The learning areas of the Arts, Humanities and Technologies include distinct disciplines. The capabilities represent sets of knowledge and skills that are developed and applied across the curriculum. 

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out a single, coherent and comprehensive set of content descriptions and associated achievement standards to enable teachers to plan, monitor, assess and report on the learning achievement of every student.

Assessment and Reporting

Staff of KPS are continuously developing their knowledge and understanding of high quality and effective assessment practices. Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning and there are many ways that teachers use assessment to inform their planning, move the students through developmental stages and ascertain student achievement. A variety of assessment tools are used including, but not limited to; tests, observation, open-ended tasks, self-evaluation and talking with their students.

Twice a year families will receive two formal reports indicating the progress of their child. These reports will be ready to read at the end of Term 2 and Term 4. In addition to these reports, families will be able to access ongoing comments about their child’s learning and progress every term through the Learning task function in COMPASS.

Student lead conferences are held in Term 3. Students, parents and teachers meet to celebrate student achievements and set goals for future learning.