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Curriculum

The formal curriculum at Chinchilla State School encompasses all Key Learning Areas in Queensland's current curriculum - The Australian Curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography and the Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting (QCAR) Framework for all other Key Learning Areas. Assessment Guides will be provided at the start of each term (for the Australian Curriculum subjects) for both students and parents. These guides will be in classrooms and on the Website.

The Chinchilla State School curriculum, teaching and learning processes are strategically aligned with the Australian Curriculum. In planning for the teaching of the curriculum, assessment items from the Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) are the starting point. Year level staff then adopt or adapt these tasks based on the learning needs of the students. A teaching sequence is then formulated based around the student needs and differentiated teaching practices are designed. Classroom teachers then focus on aligning differentiated planning and moderation on a fortnightly basis.

Australian Curriculum​

Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting (QCAR) Framework​

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • History​

  • Study of the Environment
  • Technology
  • The Arts
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Language Other Than English (Japanese from Year 4-6)
  • Instrumental Music (optional from  Years 4-6)​
 

ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) are integrated across the curriculum. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive projector and students have access to 2 computer labs and a mini lab in the Library.

Specialist subject teachers in Physical Education, Music and Japanese are also based at the school.

Classroom teachers are challenged to provide a learning environment which meets the needs of students to allow them to 'Learn to the Best of their Ability'. Chinchilla State School has undergone a process of developing class profiles giving the class teachers a snapshot of their students and how the learning process is differentiated to meet each students needs.

Chinchilla State School also offers an informal curriculum providing students with opportunities to develop as self-managed learners who are confident and well developed citizens of the future. Activities include:

  • Excursions
  • Arts Council
  • Project Club
  • School Musical (every two years)
  • Opti-Minds
  • Author in Residence
  • Brisbane Writers Festival
  • Dynamic Deadlies
  • Impact Leadership for all school leaders
  • Chess activities each Wednesday (organised by a member of the Ministers Fraternal)
  • Dalby Eisteddfod
  • Beginner and Concert Bands in Instrumental Music
  • School Camps in all year levels from year 1
  • Representative Sporting Teams including Rugby League, Touch, Netball and Cricket
  • ANZAC Day March and Celebrations
  • University of New South Wales - Spelling, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Computer Technology competitions
  • Westpac Mathematics competition