In order to provide our students with the best model of learning possible, the school uses Inquiry units of work across a number of curriculum areas, focusing on the Strands and Domains specified in the Victorian Curriculum.
This model of learning is based on the Kath Murdoch “Inquiry Approach”, and invites students to actively participate in a thinking curriculum designed to encourage life-long learning. This features Key Questions and Rich Assessment Tasks to promote the children’s quest to gain understanding and to be able to access, understand and present information and ideas about their learning.
Inquiry Learning Units are planned in line with the Victorian Curriculum (see subjects listed here). Two-year cycles of units of work are planned, in advance, through a study of the curriculum Focus statements of each Learning Area and taking into account the interests of the students, the world and local events, and the available resources.
Key ‘Capabilities’ are woven through each Inquiry Learning Unit and are also in line with the Victorian Curriculum.
Each unit of work is planned with the Assessment criteria already selected. Teachers complete an evaluation of the unit section of the Unit Planner after the completion of the unit.