Australian Curriculum

Australian Curriculum

Australian Curriculum

The curriculum at St Hilda’s School offers a modern, innovative and lively learning environment to cater for the diverse needs of young women. The curriculum enables St Hilda’s School to develop an atmosphere where excellence is an expectation. The curriculum is delivered using reflective pedagogy that is underpinned on the most recent and relevant research. In order to implement the curriculum that is relevant and creative, all teaching staff engage in a rich and research-based professional development program to improve on student outcomes. This dynamic curriculum enables young women to become valuable contributors to the wider community and make an impact on the global society.

St Hilda’s School Junior and Middle Schools endeavour to implement the Australia Curriculum creatively while providing the fundamentals required to build the foundations for developing the modern young women of the future. The Senior School has developed multiple pathways for young women to achieve their goals and aspirations for the future. The curriculum is delivered in a caring and nurturing manner in order that the students may grow and learn in a friendly and supportive environment where they are encouraged to have voice.

Preparing for new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems

The Queensland Government will introduce new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems, starting with students entering Year 11 in 2020. The new systems will include:

  • a model that uses school-based assessment and common external assessment
  • processes that strengthen the quality and comparability of school-based assessment
  • a move away from the Overall Position (OP) rank to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Before reaching its decision, the government considered the recommendations in the Australian Council for Educational Research review of senior assessment and tertiary entrance and consulted with education stakeholders and the wider community.

Senior Secondary Assessment Taskforce

The Senior Secondary Assessment Taskforce is leading the change to the new systems and advising on operational issues. Chaired by Education Minister Kate Jones, the taskforce includes representatives from schooling sectors, parents, teachers, principals, the tertiary sector, the QCAA and Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

The Queensland Government’s final position and related factsheets are available on the Department of Education and Training website.

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