The curriculum at Gingin District High School is based on the Western Australian Curriculum, which is established by the Western Australian Schools Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA). Literacy and numeracy are the major aspects of the curriculum in Early Childhood and Primary classrooms, and secondary programs focus largely on broadening the development of skills across the curriculum including specialised learning areas.
Kindergarten / Pre-primary curriculum
The Kindergarten and Pre-Primary programs assist students to develop in all of the foundational domains of social, intellectual, physical and emotional development. Learning through structured play, social skills and language development form the basis for our early childhood program. The development of literacy and numeracy skills is a fundamental aspect of the Kindergarten and Pre-Primary programs. Introduction to literacy blocks (blocks of time devoted to literacy) and numeracy blocks is a key aspect of the program.
Primary curriculum (Years 1 – 6)
The primary curriculum covers all eight learning areas, but particularly concentrates on literacy and numeracy development. The school incorporates Literacy Blocks (blocks of time during the day devoted just to literacy learning) and Numeracy Blocks as an important aspect of the curriculum in all Primary classes. Specialist programs are offered in Science, Art and Physical Education for Years 1 – 6.
Lower secondary curriculum (Years 7 – 10)
Students study across all key subject areas, as well as life skill courses, thus ensuring a balanced education. A common course is provided for all Year 7 and 8 students. Choice is available in some learning areas as students progress into Years 9 and 10. The focus in Lower Secondary is to develop transferable skills, as well as increasingly specialised knowledge and skills as students develop.
High school students will study the following program: