At Gargett we aim to provide a quality, authentic curriculum that inspires and motivates students to achieve their personal best. We offer Music and Health and Physical Education (HPE) to all students, with LOTE (Language Other Than English), Japanese being studied by students in years 4 to 6( Year 5 & 6 assessed only) . Music is taught by Mrs Mitchell weekly, Mrs Tracey Stanieg is our PE teacher and Mr Sutton is our LOTE teacher. During Term 4 students undertake swimming lessons at the Mirani Pool with swimming coaches; this is a whole school undertaking.
Our students also have access to a learning support teacher, Guidance Officer, Speech Pathologist, and all of whom visit the school on request only. This work is then reinforced on an individual basis with our trained teacher aides.
As we are a small school we take the opportunity to co-operatively plan with our Upper Pioneer Valley small schools from the Pioneer Valley Cluster. This allows schools to combine for events such as excursions, celebration days and sports days and to provide students with some consistency across the schools.
Gargett State School offers learning experiences which follow the Australian Curriculum. The Australian Curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities important for all Australian students. The Australian Curriculum describes the learning entitlement of students as a foundation for their future learning, growth and active participation in the Australian community. It makes clear what all young Australians should learn as they progress through schooling. It is the foundation for high quality teaching to meet the needs of all Australian students.
By 2020, the Australian Curriculum is in areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Geography and History will be implemented. Programs in the school are in line with Education Queensland’s recommendations and unit plans. Teachers will plan and teach lessons based on Australian Curriculum and using a tool of Education Queensland's C2C (Curriculum into the Classroom) units of work. This ensures consistency across classes and schools.
Eight Key Learning Areas are currently studied at Gargett State School: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health & Physical Education, Technology, The Arts, Languages Other than English (Japanese).
Find out more information about the Australian Curriculum.