Curriculum Development is an ongoing process at Marymount. Our school curriculum framework is informed by the Syllabus documents developed by the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) of which the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) is an active member.

The basis of the syllabus documents in the key learning areas is outcomes-based education. These learning outcomes are descriptors of what learners should know, and do with what they know. The nine key learning areas are: English, Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE), Technology, The Arts, Religious Education, Languages Other than English (LOTE), and Health and Physical Education (HPE).

Our school curriculum framework is designed to support students in becoming lifelong learners by enabling them to demonstrate the life performance roles of:

  • A community contributor
  • An active investigator
  • A quality producer
  • A designer and creator
  • An effective communicator
  • A leader and collaborator, and
  • A self-directed and reflective learner.

Our school based programs are developed to meet the interests, needs and abilities of all our students. Continuous monitoring of children's progress informs our planning. Teachers are supported in providing an exciting and relevant curriculum through staff professional development, networking and collaborative planning time.

The role of the Curriculum Support Teacher at Marymount Primary is to:

  • Inform staff of curriculum initiatives, through staff meetings, recommended readings and professional development.
  • Facilitate staff in the development of an Outcomes Approach to education at Marymount Primary
  • Co-ordinate the purchasing and promoting of new and existing resources in the school.
  • Set direction for staff development and plan for and promote the provision of appropriate professional development.
  • Attend BCE curriculum network days.
  • Assist in the implementation and writing of new whole school documents, especially Science, SOSE, HPE and The Arts.
  • Keep up to date with current BCE and QSA curriculum policies and developments.

Please feel free to contact me for further information.

Diane Anderson
Curriculum Support Teacher