Curriculum

At Good Shepherd we deliver a high standard of education to all students through the world class Primary Years Program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB) in conjunction with the outcomes of the Australian Curriculum (AC).

Our students are taught English, Mathematics, Science, Health, and HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences incorporating History, Geography, Civics & Citizenship and Economics & Business) by classroom teachers.  Specialist teachers are employed to teach Physical Education, German and The Arts.

International Baccalaureate

The IB PYP focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer and life- long learner, both in the classroom and in the wider world. The Programme develops ‘internationally minded, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.’ (IBO Mission Statement)

Students across all year levels at Good Shepherd are engaged in a rigorous and challenging curriculum, that is concept driven and inquiry based.  They make strong connections between all subjects and the real world.  Good Shepherd students become critical, creative and reflective thinkers.  The PYP provides our students with a balance between the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, development of conceptual understandings, demonstration of positive attitudes and taking responsible action.

Our students are encouraged to be internationally minded by being: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced and Reflective.

The IB PYP is continually engaging and reviewing current educational research enabling Good Shepherd’s students to be exposed to innovative and creative learning for the 21st century.

Find out more about the IB PYP by visiting

www.ibo.org

Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum is delivered at Good Shepherd in conjunction with the IB PYP and is designed to develop successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens.  We deliver the Australian curriculum as a progression of learning from Foundation to Year 7.  

Find out more about the Australian Curriculum by visiting www.australiancurriculum.edu.au

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