Curriculum Policy


All learners are entitled to a quality curriculum, enabled by formal curriculum frameworks.    

The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills that are required by all students for lifelong learning, social development, and active and informed citizenship. (Curriculum in a Catholic School, Horizons Of Hope, 2016) 

Curriculum Planning at  St Andrew’s is designed to plan and implement The Victorian Curriculum at every layer of the school. 

We believe that Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Reporting are interconnected.

‘We believe that primary school education helps prepare the child for challenges in life.  This preparation will enrich the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional growth of each individual.’ St Andrew’s Vision Statement


  • The foundation of St Andrew’s teaching and learning programs is the Victorian Curriculum and The Religious Education Framework developed by the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

  • A year A/B cycle of concept based throughlines provides a map for the teaching and learning of Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography, History,  Health,  Technologies, Science and the Capabilities in an integrated inquiry based approach.

  • The “Teachers as Co-learners” model is used for teaching Italian. Italian is timetabled for 15 minutes every day and gestures are used to support understanding.

  • The Arts  Physical Education and STEM (3-6) are provided weekly by specialist teachers

  • Provide an effective whole school approach to curriculum planning at every level of the school

  • Learning Leaders oversee curriculum direction and implementation across the school.

  • Student achievement reported to students, parents and the wider community twice yearly against Victorian Curriculum achievement levels.