Curriculum -

PEDAGOGY (How we Teach)

At Kalbar State School we believe that one of the most effective tools in maximising student growth is the Explicit instruction model (Archer & Hughes, 2011). This mode of instruction involves students being guided through the learning process with clear statements about the purpose and rationale for learning the new skill, clear explanations and demonstrations of the instructional target and supported practice with feedback until independent mastery has been achieved.

At Kalbar State School we strive for academic excellence and believe that it is when students are both engaged and successful that they learn the most. This is evidenced through staff involvement in professional development in response to the Explicit instruction model and continued coaching and feedback in support of best practice in the classroom.

 

Subject Areas

Kalbar State School along with other Queensland schools will continue to plan, teach, assess and report on the Australian Curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science and History, and continue with planning for the implementation of P–10 Geography.

Teachers continue to use the Queensland Curriculum to plan, teach, assess and report on learning areas where the Australian curriculum is not yet available for implementation. Foundation (F) in the Australian curriculum refers to the year before Year 1. In Queensland this year of schooling is called the Preparatory year or Prep (P).

Students are identified for areas of direct learning support or extension as outlined in Kalbar State School's Excellence programs.