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Teaching and learning

All students study the following common subjects from the Australian Curriculum called Learning Areas (LAs): English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography. In 2017 we are also teaching Health & Physical Education from the Australian Curriculum. Currently our school adopts and adapts Education Queensland's "Curriculum into the Classroom" (C2C) resource that has been designed for schools to use to teach the Australian Curriculum.
 
In accordance with Education Queensland's P-12 Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Framework, the remaining subject areas (Key Learning Areas - KLAs) are taught: The Arts and Technology. The school also offers French as the Language Other Than English (LOTE) for eligible students in Years 5 & 6 and in 2017 we are offering all students in all year levels the opportunity to attend French language immersion lessons.
 
Consistent and continuous monitoring, assessing and reporting methods are employed in and across year levels to ensure an individual student’s progress is mapped. This ensures that provision of additional support/extension can be provided to those students with a specific learning need. For instance, students with a disability are enrolled in the Special Education Program (SEP). They have an Education Adjustment Plan (EAP) and are integrated into the classroom with varying degrees of support. Other students study a more individualised learning program, called an Individual Curriculum Plan (ICP).
 
All Learning Areas and Key Learning Areas for all students are formally reported on twice yearly using year level assessment standards. (See the tab of the same name to the right of this article).
 
Face to face parent-teacher interviews are held three times a year with a “Meet and Greet” held at the beginning of each year. Parents do not have to wait for these junctures to discuss their child’s progress and are encouraged to make an appointment at any time to talk with the teacher.
 
Since 2012 all teachers from Heatley SS have worked with all teachers from Bohlevale SS to ensure consistency of assessment practices and hold annual moderation of assessment meetings. Each year in May, the schools meet to do this.