Curriculum

Redeemer Lutheran College’s Curriculum is formulated by using

  • The Australian Curriculum;
  • Lutheran Education Australia: Christian Studies Curriculum Framework;
  • Redeemer Lutheran College developed programs including Student Wellbeing/Personal Development, Spelling and Phonics, Sight Word Recall, and Number Fact Recall

PRIMARY CURRICULUM

Primary Curriculum Preparatory to Year 6
English Australian Curriculum and RLCB Australian Curriculum aligned Spelling, Phonics and Sightword recall programs. Explicit teaching of all three strands – Speaking and Listening, Reading and Viewing and Writing
Mathematics Australian Curriculum and RLCB Australian Curriculum aligned Number Fact Recall Program. Year 1-3 students have 24/7 access to Mathletics support program.

In Year 4 – 6  students transition to the MathPathways program. MathPathways is fully Australian Curriculum aligned. It is a tool to assist teachers differentiate maths programs for every student ensuring that students develop foundational concepts and a positive mindset about Mathematics.

In Year 6 a combination of traditional teaching of Year 6 content and MathPathways is used to ensure that students are prepared for transition to their choice of secondary educational facilities.

HaSS Humanities and Social Sciences. In the Australian Curriculum, the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area includes a study of history, geography, civics and citizenship and economics and business.
Science Primary Connections Units are used. These are fully Australian Curriculum aligned and aim to develop sound scientific processes.
Health and Physical Education Australian Curriculum Health content is taught by the classroom teacher.

A specialist Physical Education teacher teaches the Primary classes Australian Curriculum Physical Education content each week. Swimming is taught in Term Four.

Music A specialist Music teacher teaches the Primary classes Australian Curriculum Music content each week.
Art A specialist Art teacher teaches the Primary classes Australian Curriculum Art content each week.
Christian Studies Students participate in weekly Christian studies lesson formulate with the Lutheran Education Australia Christian Studies Framework.
Student Wellbeing/ Personal Development Students participate in a P-10 developmental Student Wellbeing/Personal Development Program developed by the College. With explicit teaching the program aims to assist each student to develop positive mental health and overall wellbeing.  The six strands covered are Paying Attention/Mindfulness, Coping with Stress, Understanding Emotions, Setting goals and Healthy Habits, Social Skills, Character Strengths. For Primary students some of the content is integrated Health and Christian Studies programs.
Library /Research Skills Weekly library lessons focusing on the enjoyment of literature and progressively developing research skills.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Secondary Curriculum Year 7 and 8
Required Subjects
English Australian Curriculum and RLCB Australian Curriculum aligned Spelling program. Explicit teaching of all three strands – Speaking and Listening, Reading and Viewing and Writing.
Mathematics In Year 7 & 8 the MathPathways program is used. MathPathways is fully Australian Curriculum aligned. It is a tool to assist teachers differentiate maths programs for every student.
HaSS Humanities and Social Sciences. In the Australian Curriculum, the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area includes a study of history, geography, civics and citizenship and economics and business.
Science Australian Curriculum based units.
Health and Physical Education Australian Curriculum. Prac and theory lessons each week.
Music Australian Curriculum based units.
English Skills English Skills is an alternative for students not wishing to participate in Music. Content covered is revision of English skills that assist reading and writing.
Art Australian Curriculum based units exploring a variety of media and techniques.
Christian Studies Students participate in weekly Christian studies lesson formulate with the Lutheran Education Australia Christian Studies Framework.
Home Economics A semester of each strand each year – Fabric and Textiles, Food Technology. Developing basic life skills.
Manual Arts A semester of each strand each year  – Woodwork and Metalwork.
Student Wellbeing Students participate in a P-10 developmental Student Wellbeing Program developed by the College. This aims to assist each student to develop positive mental health and overall wellbeing. The six strands covered are Paying Attention/Mindfulness, Coping with Stress, Understanding Emotions, Setting goals and Healthy Habits, Social Skills, Character Strengths.
Secondary Curriculum Year 9 and 10
Required  Subjects
English Australian Curriculum. Explicit teaching of all three strands – Speaking and Listening, Reading and Viewing and Writing.
Mathematics In Year 9 the MathPathways program is used. MathPathways is fully Australian Curriculum aligned. It is a tool to assist teachers differentiate maths programs for every student.

In Year 10 Mathematics is a combination of traditional teaching of Year 10 content and the students MathPathways program to ensure that students are well prepared for transition to their next Educational Facility.

History Humanities and Social Sciences. In the Australian Curriculum, the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area includes a study of history, geography, civics and citizenship and economics and business.
Science Australian Curriculum. In Year 10 students experience Biology, Physics and Chemistry to assist in selection of Senior Sciences.
Health and Physical Education Australian Curriculum. Prac and theory lessons each week.
Christian Studies Students participate in weekly Christian studies lesson formulate with the Lutheran Education Australia Christian Studies Framework.
Student Wellbeing/ Personal Development Students participate in a P-10 developmental Student Wellbeing Program developed by the College. This aims to assist each student to develop positive mental health and overall wellbeing. The six strands covered are Paying Attention/Mindfulness, Coping with Stress, Understanding Emotions, Setting goals and Healthy Habits, Social Skills, Character Strengths.

In Year 10 students cover a Work Studies Strand which begins preparing students for the workplace and includes a block of Work Experience.

Electives – Students Choose 2
Visual and Media Art Includes the use of technology in production of pieces.
Dance and Drama A semester of each strand each year.
Home Economics A semester of each strand each year – Fabric and Textiles, Food Technology.
Home Economics Fabrics and Textiles only.
Home Economics Food Technology only.
Manual Arts A semester of each strand each year  – Woodwork and Metalwork.
Music Theory and practical study of music.
Humanities Civics and Citizenship/Business and Economics/Geography.
Workshop Skills Workshop Skills- In the first year Workshop Skills provides the student with basic skills in a) repair and maintenance of bikes b) basic welding including safety c) small motor repair and maintenance and d) auto electrical basics. This is followed with an application project in the second year. The application project involves learning the use of the CAD drawing software to plan a project with a partner or small group that involves as many of the skills learnt over the first year as possible and then constructing and showcasing the item. The underlying goal of this program is to provide students who wish to apply for Trade Apprenticeships with experiences that may enhance their applications. Assessment is competency based.
Mathematics Skills Revision and development of core Numeracy skills.
English Skills Revision and development of core Literacy skills.