The West Australian curriculum is designed to help students become successful learners, creative and confident individuals and active and informed citizens. The curriculum is divided into eight different learning areas.
The Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. The five subjects of Dance, Drama, Media, Music and Visual Art enable students to learn how to create, design, represent, communicate and share their imagined and conceptual ideas, emotions, observations and experiences.
The study of English helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. Individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and with the world around them. It focuses on the development of reading and literacy skills which help young people develop the knowledge and skills needed for education, training and the workplace.
Health and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education focuses on the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enable students to participate in a range of physical activities. Students also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to support them to be resilient, to develop a strong sense of self, to build and maintain satisfying relationships, to make health-enhancing decisions in relation to their health and physical activity participation, and to develop health literacy competencies in order to enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing.
Humanities and Social Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences includes five subjects: Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History. The Civics and Citizenship curriculum is all about ensuring students have the skills and values to become active and informed citizens. The economics and business curriculum explores aspects of economics and business that affect daily life. Geography provides opportunities for students to investigate, analyse and explain the characteristics of the places that make up our world. History provides opportunities for students to investigate Australian and world history.
Languages Other than English (LOTE)
n the languages learning area the focus is on both language and culture, as students learn to communicate meaningfully across linguistic and cultural systems, and different contexts. Students acquire communication skills in the language being learnt and an understanding of the role of language and culture in communication. They develop an intercultural capability, and a capability for reflection on language use and language learning. At Kiara we offer Noongar as our LOTE.
The study of Mathematics develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.
Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes and applications in our lives. It provides an understanding of scientific inquiry methods and develops an ability to use evidence to solve problems. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understandings and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues.
Technologies draws together the subjects of Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies. It ensures that all students benefit from learning about, and working with, traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape the world in which we live. Technologies includes contexts such as Agriculture, Home Economics, Woodwork, Metalwork and Computing.