Our Curriculum Plan

The curriculum at Montmorency South Primary School is planned and delivered with the use of the Victorian Curriculum Standards.

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 includes both knowledge and skills. These are defined by learning areas and capabilities. This curriculum design assumes that knowledge and skills are transferrable across the curriculum and therefore are not duplicated. For example, where skills and knowledge such as asking questions, evaluating evidence and drawing conclusions are defined in Critical and Creative Thinking, these are not duplicated in other learning areas such as History or Health and Physical Education. It is expected that the skills and knowledge defined in the capabilities will be developed, practised, deployed and demonstrated by students in and through their learning across the curriculum.

The design of the Victorian Curriculum F–10 is set out below:

Learning areas
  • The Arts
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Media Arts
    • Music
    • Visual Arts
    • Visual Communication Design
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • The Humanities
    • Civics and Citizenship
    • Economics and Business
    • Geography
    • History
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technologies
    • Design and Technologies
  • Digital Technologies
Capabilities
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Ethical
  • Intercultural
  • Personal and Social

At Montmorency South there are seven teaching teams who work together to plan and deliver the curriculum. These teams are in line with the Victorian Curriculum levels and consist of: Foundation (Prep), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Each team meets once a term to plan the overall focus and direction of the curriculum for their particular level.
Additionally teams meet on a weekly basis to monitor students’ progress and further plan work for their area.

There is a continual emphasis on individual learning needs and how best to cater for all student abilities.

Annually the whole teaching staff will review the curriculum areas designated in the school’s Strategic Plan.
Data is analysed and program strengths and areas needing improvement are identified. Action plans for the following year are then developed. These plans form the basis for our teaching and learning programs for the following year.