The Pre-primary to Year 10 Western Australian Curriculum provides a coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and achievement standards which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents. The curriculum is developed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) who are responsible for Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum, assessment, standards and reporting for all Western Australian schools. In addition to meeting the requirements of the Authority, public schools must also follow the Department’s Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting policy and procedures. The Western Australian curriculum encompasses ACARA’s Australian curriculum English, mathematics and science. In addition, year-level syllabuses for Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education, Technologies, The Arts and Languages remain broadly consistent with the Australian curriculum but have been contextualised to make them more suitable for Western Australian students and teachers.
Aspiri Primary School offers a broad and balanced curriculum, in line with the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline, which incorporates the Australian Curriculum.
While focusing on the core skills of Literacy and Numeracy, we also develop student talents and interests in sporting, artistic, social and environmental endeavours, with a strong values program underpinning our practice.
We also encourage you to view our latest Annual Report, the first edition of which will be available once produced in early 2020. This document details the achievements of our students and school in all curriculum areas in 2019.
Primary School Levels
While it is not compulsory, almost all parents send their children to Kindergarten to help them have the best start to school. It is for children turning four years old by 30 June of the year in which they start. A year of part-time Kindergarten is available either at a local school or Community Kindergarten.
Pre-Primary to Year 6
Primary school teachers are trained to inspire, motivate and build confidence in students. They work closely with parents to ensure each child thrives at school. Teachers keep parents updated on their children’s progress both informally and formally through school reporting processes.
In primary school, students have the same teacher for most of the day. Some schools may also have specialist teachers for subjects such as music, art, physical education and languages other than English.
Class sizes are generally between 24 to 32 children, depending on the type of school and its location. Classes may also consist of split year levels, with students from different year levels in the same class.
Pre-primary is for children turning five years old by 30 June of the year they start Pre-primary.
Facilities in Primary School
Primary schools are designed and built to provide students with safe, stimulating learning environments. The design of schools takes into account the needs of each year group and phases of learning. In some schools, designs have been changed to meet special needs and enable more flexible arrangement of classes and activities. Students from Kindergarten to Year 2 often have large purpose designed spaces equipped with their own toilets, sinks and sheltered play areas. Older students may have activity areas close to their classrooms. Many schools have purpose designed music and art rooms and large undercover areas for assemblies and school performances.
Students are taught across the learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Technologies, Health and Physical Education and Languages. The Australian Curriculum is progressively being implemented. The Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline sets out the knowledge, understandings, skills, values and attitudes that all students from Kindergarten to Year 10 are expected to acquire. It also includes the curriculum, guiding principles for teaching, learning and assessment and support for teachers in their assessment and reporting of student achievement.