Monto State School teaches, assesses and reports on the Australian Curriculum. The Australian Curriculum consists of eight learning areas, seven general capabilities and three cross-curricula priorities for students from Prep to Year 10.
HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Health and Physical Education
Technologies (Design and Technology and Digital Technology)
Literacy Numeracy Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Capability Critical and creative Thinking Personal and Social Capability
Ethical Understanding Intercultural Understanding
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia Sustainability
Monto State School utilises, adopts and implements resources from Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum and ensure consistency and rigour across the school.
The teaching of the F-10 Australian Curriculum: English, at Monto State School helps to enable students to become confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. Through their learning in English, students learn to read, view, speak, write and reflect on increasingly complex spoken, written and multimodal texts. They develop the skills to utilise the English language to evoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, facilitate interactions with others, entertain and persuade.
When listening, reading and viewing, students develop literal, inferential and evaluative comprehension skills. They listen to spoken, written and visual multimodal texts and develop the ability to decode, receive, monitor and make meaning.
When students are engaged in speaking, writing and creating, they produce imaginative, informative and persuasive texts. Students, plan, draft and publish texts using topic, vocabulary, word and visual knowledge to develop and communicate ideas in a variety of contexts.
Through the F-10 Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, Monto State School provides students with the utmost opportunity to develop essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability. Students develop problem-solving and mathematical inquiry skills through hands-on, open-ended mathematical tasks, and learn in engaging, purposeful and inspiring mathematical classrooms.
Through the F-10 Australian Curriculum: Science, students at Monto State School have the opportunity to develop an understanding of important scientific concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, comprehend science’s contribution to our culture and society and its applications in daily life. Students become budding scientists as they develop scientific understandings in the sub-strands of Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences and Physical Sciences. Students also explore the strands of Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills through investigations, making predictions, developing hypothesises, posing questions, recording observations, collating data, evaluating research and reflecting on their findings.
Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
Through the F-10 Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), students are empowered to shape change, make informed decisions and solve problems. HASS allows students to develop the skills to participate in and contribute to the wellbeing and sustainability of the environment, economy and society. It focuses on developing students’ ability to apply the concepts of disciplinary thinking in History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business.
In addition, the Australian Curriculum identifies seven concepts that underpin Humanities and Social Sciences understanding: significance; continuity and change; cause and effect; place and space; interconnections; roles, rights and responsibilities; and perspectives and action. The Humanities and Social Sciences sub-strands also include a range of skills including questioning, researching, analysing, evaluating and reflecting, and communicating. Students apply these skills to investigate events, developments, issues and phenomena, both historical and contemporary.
Health and Physical Education (HPE)
Students participate in Health lessons within their class throughout the year and Physical Education lessons with the Physical Education (PE) teacher once a week. This curriculum takes a strengths-based approach which has the potential to enable students to develop the knowledge, understandings and skills they require to make healthy, safe and active choices that will enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing. This curriculum values movement, enabling students to develop necessary skills to participate in physical activities with competence and confidence.
Students are engaged and inspired through The Arts curriculum at Monto State School, which allows them the opportunity to reach their imaginative, creative and expressive potential. The Australian Curriculum: The Arts offers students the chance to study the five subjects of Drama, Visual Arts, Music, Dance and Media throughout primary school.
Students participate in weekly Music lessons with Music Specialist teachers. Within all units of The Arts, students make and respond to traditional and contemporary arts practices from different cultures, including works from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as suitable to community and cultural protocols.
The Australian Curriculum: Technologies draws together the distinct but related subjects of Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies. As part of Design and Technologies at Monto State School, students solve problems, critically analyse, develop and respond to design solutions. Students manage projects, innovate, collaborate, investigate, generate and design ideas and reflect upon design solutions.
Within Digital Technologies, students develop a deep knowledge of digital systems, collaborate, innovate, select, use and manage digital data and processes ethically and innovatively. Students utilise programs such as Excel Spreadsheets and Robotics to develop digital solutions to solve authentic, real-world problems. Students’ creativity, curiosity, persistence, innovation and collaboration skills are also enhanced throughout learning in Digital Technologies.
Languages - Japanese
Japanese is recognised as an important language for young Australians to learn as Australia progresses towards a future of increased trade and engagement with Asia. From Years Prep to Six, students participate in weekly Japanese lessons with a Languages Specialist Teacher.
At Monto State School, students develop Japanese communication skills where they use language for communicative purposes, interpret others, make meaning and express themselves. Furthermore, students develop an understanding of Japanese language and culture. By the end of Year 6 Japanese Lessons, Monto State School students have the potential to use spoken and written Japanese to engage in, initiate and maintain interactions.
Classroom Music program
The classroom music program has a child-centred focus on creativity and collaborative music making, drawing strongly on the age appropriate pedagogy to music education. Students have access to a vast range of musical resources and instruments and learn to use these, along with their own voices and bodies to improvise, compose and perform.
All year levels receive weekly music lessons from our specialist music educator.