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​Kairi school will plan, teach, assess and report English, Mathematics and Science across the year levels using the Australian Curriculum. Teachers will also have the opportunity to become familiar with the new P–10 History curriculum. Focus on the Queensland curriculum will be maintained for all other learning areas.

Kairi school will plan, teach, assess and report History across the year levels using the Australian Curriculum. Focus on the Queensland curriculum will be maintained for the remaining learning areas. 

Subject Statements


English is organised around three interrelated strands:

Language: The Language strand involves the development of a coherent, dynamic and evolving body of knowledge about the English language and how it works.

Literature: Students learn to interpret, appreciate, evaluate and create literary texts such as narrative, poetry, prose, plays, film and multimodal texts, in spoken, print and digital/online contexts.

Literacy: Students apply their English skills and knowledge to read, view, speak, listen to, write and create a growing repertoire of texts.


Mathematics curriculum is described in three content strands:

Number and algebra.

Statistics and probability. 

Measurement and geometry.

Mathematics embeds the proficiencies of understanding, fluency, reasoning and problem solving.   It assumes teachers will make use of available digital technology, including calculators in teaching and learning contexts.


Science is organised around three interrelated strands: science understanding, science inquiry skills; and science as a human endeavour.   The curriculum provides the basis for learning science that engages students in meaningful ways and prepares students to use science for life and active citizenship so that they can function effectively in a scientifically and technologically advanced society. It provides a foundation for specific learning pathways leading to senior secondary science as well as science and engineering courses at university and technical and vocational education and training.


It is proposed that the P-10 history curriculum is organised into two strands - historical knowledge and understanding and historical skills, described year by year.  It ensures Australian history will be taught within a world history context, and not limited to world history from an Australian perspective.   The curriculum divides years 7-10 into four historical periods and includes overviews and depth studies.   It recognises the importance of the process of historical inquiry, integrates concepts of historical understanding, including evidence, continuity and change, cause and effect, empathy, significance, perspectives and contestability.

Other Learning Areas:

The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Studies of Society and the Environment, Languages Other Than English

Further information on the curriculum offered at Kairi can be found at ACARA (Australian​ Curriculum and Assessment Authority) and QSA (Queensland Studies Authority).