Our Curriculum is based on the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB), and the Victorian Curriculum. PYP provides a framework that supports students to become active inquirers and lifelong learners. The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling.
The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship. The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards.
The BNPS curriculum is structured so that English and Mathematics receive the greatest time allocation within the school week. The programs in the key learning areas reflect DET Guidelines, Victorian Curriculum and support materials.
To enhance student wellbeing, program delivery and administration, the classes of Beaumaris North Primary School are organised into collaborative planning teams at each year level. There is a strong emphasis on shared planning which allows teachers to be flexible in the methods and approaches used in the delivery of the Curriculum.
The school and classroom culture values and promotes thinking as expressed in the PYP and the Victorian Curriculum. The students are provided with time to think, reflect, and engage in sustained discussion, deliberation and inquiry. Students are enriched and extended across the year level through differentiation of the Curriculum and through the literacy and numeracy activities which are planned at each year level. These take the form of class lessons and rotations involving a variety of flexible groupings with inbuilt opportunities for enrichment for every child. Each level has extra staff to assist with and participate in the various groupings. Our BNPS Enrichment, Extension & Talent (BEET) program offers specific programs to selected students (based on the Victorian Curriculum, Naplan and specific testing data).
A significant feature of the Curriculum are our Specialist Programs which operate on a weekly basis; Physical Education,The Arts – Music, The Arts – Visual Arts, Japanese. Students from Prep – Year 2 also participate in a weekly specialist Library lesson taken by a qualified Teacher Librarian.
In addition to these specialists, other programs in operation are: Intensive Swimming Program (Prep – Year 4), Intensive Beach Program (Year 5 & 6), Camping Program (Years 4 – 6), Incursion and Excursion Program, Restorative Practice, Choir (Years 3 – 6), Wellbeing Programs, Instrumental Music Program and Singing Lessons. Click here to see a full list of our Extra-curricular Activities.
The many opportunities provided to our students are also designed to support and enhance the current Unit of Inquiry. Students engage in challenging tasks which stimulate, encourage and support skilful and effective thinking at all levels. Click here to access specific Year Level Information.
Regular curriculum policy and program reviews are conducted through a schedule of minor and major evaluations. Beaumaris North Primary School will maintain, develop and implement curriculum that enables all children to achieve their potential in a stimulating and caring environment.
A Curriculum News and Specialist News update on the current Units being studied is provided each term for ALL year levels via Compass.