Curriculum - Curriculum Overview

The Victorian Curriculum is the Foundation to Year 10 Victorian curriculum that provides a single, coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards, which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents.

 

The Victorian Curriculum incorporates the Australian Curriculum learning areas for English, Mathematics, History, Digital Technologies, Science and other areas. The Victorian Curriculum also includes ‘Towards Foundation Level’ (levels A to D) for students with disabilities.

 

Effort and Achievement

At Keilor PS we believe that the amount of effort and persistence students put forth strongly influences their level of success. All of our teachers are seeking to help our students recognise that effort helps them to succeed, not just at school but in many of life’s endeavours; that hard work through effort and persistence can lead to success. At our school our teachers are helping our students to understand the importance of effort, through:

 

Teaching the relationship between effort and achievement – Teaching about effort can positively influence student’s thinking, behaviour, and beliefs about their ability to succeed. It can help students to understand that success comes because of effort and that they alone control the amount of effort they put forth.

 

Reinforcing Effort – Students who are recognised for effort will make the connection between effort and improvement. Students will be helped to internalise the value of effort to make a strong connection between effort and the desired outcome.

 

Asking students to keep track of their effort and achievement – This is a powerful way to help students make the connection between effort and success

 

A Growth Mindset 

When students and teachers have a growth mindset they understand that intelligence can be developed. Students focus on improvement instead of worrying about how ‘smart’ they are. They work hard to learn more and get smarter. At Keilor PS our teachers are seeking to instil the principles of a growth mindset in our students to help them see that learning, intelligence and success are developed through:

 

-         Embracing challenges

-         Persisting in the face of setbacks

-         Learning from mistakes

-         Seeing effort as the path to mastery

-         Learning from feedback

-         Finding lessons and inspiration in the success of others