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Deebing Heights State School implements the Australian Curriculum.

The Australian Curriculum sets consistent high standards for what all young Australians should learn as they progress through schooling. It prepares Australia’s next generation for the future and lays the building blocks for generations to come.

The Australian Curriculum focuses on learning area content and achievement standards that describe what students will learn and teachers will teach. It also gives attention to seven general capabilities that are important for life and work in the 21st century and to three issues identified in the Melbourne Declaration as needing more attention than they have received in curricula to date. The general capabilities and the cross-curriculum priorities are not added as additional subjects. They are dealt with, where relevant, through the learning area content on which the curriculum is built.

Learning areas

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (including history, geography, civics and citizenship, economics and business)
  • The Arts (including drama, dance, media arts, music, visual arts)
  • Technologies (including design and technologies, digital technologies)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Languages (Year 5-6 Japanese)

In each curriculum, the content descriptions specify what all young people should be taught, and the achievement standards set out the depth of understanding and sophistication of skill expected of students at points in their schooling.

The Australian Curriculum focuses on three cross-curriculum priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia, and sustainability.

The seven general capabilities incorporated into the Australian Curriculum are literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology capability, critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability, ethical understanding, and intercultural understanding.

At Deebing Heights State School, there is a particular emphasis on students mastering the basics of literacy and numeracy.