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Key Learning Areas

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Religious Education is an essential component of the school curriculum. Although Religious Education is regarded as one of the school's Key Learning Areas, it is not simply a subject that is taught, it is an integral, living part of our daily lives at Our Lady Help of Christians and beyond.

Religious Education is at the heart of who we are. Through our interactions with one another; our daily prayers; our loyalty to the traditions and doctrines of the Catholic Church and our genuine desire to be an organisation which reflects the values of Christ, as we educate children in their Faith. 

Religious Education helps the students to develop their knowledge of their Faith, and assists them in worship of the blessed Trinity.

ENGLISH

In English students develop knowledge, skills and understandings about English language and literature and the ability to talk, listen, read, view and write with purpose, effect and confidence. They develop knowledge of the ways in which language varies according to context and a sound grasp of language structures, spelling and grammar.

The three broad strands of English are: Talking & Listening; Reading and Writing.

Teachers also have a reading recovery program for Year 1 students to assist those who are challenged in their literacy development.

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics involves the development of students’ thinking, understanding, competence and confidence in the application of Mathematics.

The five broad strands of Mathematics are: Working Mathematically,Number, Patterns and Algebra, Measurement & Data and Space & Geometry.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

In Science and Technology students develop competence, confidence and responsibility in their interactions with science and technology.

The four broad strands of Science and Technology are: Investigating Scientifically, Designing and Making, The Natural Environment and the Made Environment.

HUMAN SOCIETY AND ITS ENVIRONMENT (HSIE)

HSIE enhances each student’s sense of personal, community, national and global identity and enables them to participate effectively in maintaining and improving the quality of their society and environment.

The four broad strands of HSIE are: Change & Continuity, Cultures, Environments and Social Systems & Structures.

CREATIVE AND PRACTICAL ARTS

Creative Arts enables students to gain increasing understanding and accomplishment in the visual arts, music, drama and dance, and to appreciate the meanings and values that each art form offers personally, culturally and as a form of communication.
The four broad strands of Creative Arts are: Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Dance.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PDHPE develops the knowledge, skills, understandings, values and attitudes students need to lead healthy, active and fulfilling lives.
The three broad strands of PDHPE are: Fundamental Movement & Physical Movement, Healthy Choices and Self & Relationships. 

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