We believe that every student is a unique creation of God with the potential to learn and to develop their God-given gifts and talents. Every child has individual strengths and needs, so our educational programs are designed to be relevant and personalised. The curriculum provides students with the understandings and skills necessary to equip them to take a contributing role as responsible citizens in a complex and changing world.
The school follows the Australian Curriculum as its core curriculum. The daily program incorporates lessons in Literacy and Numeracy with Science, Music, Visual Arts, LOTE (Language Other Than English), Christian Studies, Humanities, Health and Physical Education included in weekly teaching. Information and Communication Technologies are integrated throughout the curriculum, as are the Australian Curriculum general capabilities (literacy, numeracy, ICT capability, critical and creative thinking, personal and social responsibility, ethical understanding and intercultural understanding) and Australian Curriculum Cross-Curriculum Priorities (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia and Sustainability). The school’s Christian faith is seen across all teaching and learning and is supported by Lutheran Education Australia’s Christian Studies Curriculum Framework.
The following 8 statements underpin all teaching and learning at Sunshine Christian School:
1. Every child is a unique creation of God who can learn
2. Learning is nurtured by positive, supportive and committed student-teacher relationships
3. Every child deserves at least one year of progress for one year of input
4. Learning is accessible to all
5. Learning outcomes and success criteria are made clear to students
6. Feedback is timely, meaningful and supportive
7. Teaching and learning is informed by best practice and driven by student data and analysis
8. The school curriculum is founded on our school values and the LEA Christian Studies Curriculum Framework in partnership with the Australian Curriculum
These agreements manifest themselves across 8 domains:
- Teaching and learning which sees students as individuals in a community
- Excellence in teaching practice
- Evidence based teaching and learning
- Relevant, targeted and rigorous curriculum
- Targeted resourcing
- A community of lifelong learners
- Meaningful relationships with partnering organisations
- School wide commitment to continual improvement
A copy of our Teaching and Learning Policy will be available for download here shortly.
More information about the Australian Curriculum can be found here.
More information about LEA Christian Studies Curriculum Framework can be found here.