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The Moranbah State School curriculum framework aligns to the Australian Curriculum from Prep to Year 6 in all Key Learning Areas (KLAs). 
The Moranbah State School curriculum framework aligns to the Australian Curriculum from Prep to Year 6 in all Key Learning Areas (KLAs). 
Health and Physical Education
The Arts


The English Curriculum is organised into three interrelated strands that support students' growing understanding and use of Standard Australian English. Together the three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing. Language elements such as spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary are developmentally sequenced within the strands.
The three strands are:
  • Language: knowing about the English language
  • Literature: understanding, appreciating, responding to, analysing and creating literature
  • Literacy: expanding the repertoire of English usage.


Mathematics is designed to create students who are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens.  Students will develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with processes, and are able to pose and solve problems.  They are encouraged to recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible and enjoyable discipline to study. Underpinning all concepts are Mathematical proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving, and Reasoning.
The Mathematics Curriculum is arranged in three content strands:
  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability


The Science curriculum provides students with understanding, knowledge and skills through which they can develop a scientific view of the world. Students are challenged to explore Science, its concepts, nature and uses through clearly described inquiry processes. The Science curriculum guides students through the biological, chemical, physical, earth and space sciences.
Science has three interrelated strands:
  • Science Understanding
  • Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Science Inquiry Skills

Humanities and Social Sciences


History is a disciplined process of inquiry into the past that develops students' curiosity and imagination. Awareness of history is an essential characteristic of any society, and historical knowledge is fundamental to understanding ourselves and others. It promotes the understanding of societies, events, movements and developments that have shaped humanity from earliest times. It helps students appreciate how the world and its people have changed, as well as the significant continuities that exist to the present day. History, as a discipline, has its own methods and procedures which make it different from other ways of understanding human experience. The study of history is based on evidence derived from remains of the past. It is interpretative by nature, promotes debate and encourages thinking about human values, including present and future challenges.  The History Curriculum examines our past at local, regional and global levels.


Geography is a structured way of exploring, analysing and understanding the characteristics of the places that make up our world, using the concepts of place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability, scale and change. It addresses scales from the personal to the global and time periods from a few years to thousands of years.  Geography integrates knowledge from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to build a holistic understanding of the world. Students learn to question why the world is the way it is, reflect on their relationships with and responsibilities for that world, and propose actions designed to shape a socially just and sustainable future.

Health and Physical Education (HPE)

HPE gives our students the knowledge, processes, skills and attitudes necessary to make informed decisions, take action and advocate in order to enhance:
  • personal and community health, especially as it relates to food and nutrition, and to personal safety
  • movement skills, physical performance and fitness
  • personal development, and in particular identity, interpersonal relationships and resilience.
Specialist teachers deliver year level programs to develop specific movement skills as well as allowing students to participate in a range of physical activities including surf skills/swimming programs, interschool sport and sports excellence programs. Personal Development and Health is promoted across the school through our Positive Behaviour Program and aspects are also integrated into the classroom program.

Languages - Japanese

Japanese is taught in Years 4-6 by a specialist teacher.  Students regularly participate in cultural activities linked to their study of language. Students in Years 2 and 3 have an opportunity to participate in a Japanese Club, run by our specialist teacher during lunch breaks.

The Arts

Through Dance, Drama, Media, Music and Visual Art students express and communicate what it is to be human and develop, share and pass on understandings of ourselves, our histories, our cultures. The Arts are incorporated into Units of Work across all year levels.
We have a specialist music teacher who delivers class lessons for all Preparatory to Year 6 classes.  Additionally, students have the opportunity to be a part of an Instrumental Music program including strings, brass and woodwind. We also have our own choir that showcases at our school assemblies throughout the year and will this year present a school musical.


Technologies ensure that all students benefit from learning about and working with traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape the world in which we live. By applying their knowledge and practical skills and processes when using technologies and other resources to create innovative solutions, independently and collaboratively, they develop knowledge, understanding and skills to respond creatively to current and future needs.

This learning area is organised under the strands of:
  • Design and Technologies, in which students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions for authentic needs and opportunities
  • Digital Technologies, in which students use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement digital solutions.
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