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Teaching and Learning at Sunbury PS

As parents we tend to expect that all children in the same year level would be learning much of the same things each week. But this isn’t entirely true. Schools in Victorian use the Victorian Curriculum to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents. It provides a single, coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards.

Teachers individually create lesson programs to suit the needs of your children. Whilst achieving the same outcomes, teachers have the flexibility to decide the order in which students learn things; create lessons around topics their students are interested in; and adjust lessons based on the needs and abilities of their students.


Students develop knowledge, understanding and skills across the strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. Each strand contributes its own distinctive goals, body of knowledge, history of ideas and interests to the study of English.


The proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning are fundamental to learning mathematics and working mathematically, and are applied across all three strands Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.


Inquiry involves, learning how to take on a question, or an issue, a problem or a challenge and learning how to work through a process where, through that investigation, students come to a deeper understanding, or a mastery of skills, or a resolution of the problem.


Learning languages in addition to English extends student’s literacy repertoires and their capacity to communicate. It strengthens student’s understanding of the nature of language, culture, and the processes of communication.

The Arts enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally. Students are both artist and audience in the Arts. They make and respond and learn to appreciate the specific ways this occurs in different disciplines.

The Health and Physical Education curriculum plays a significant role in building the knowledge, skills and understandings that apply to a range of health, wellbeing, safety and movement contexts.

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