Curriculum Overview

St Augustine's school curriculum is based on the Victoria Curriculum and the Religious Education Curriculum Framework of the Archdiocese of Melbourne.


The Victorian Curriculum F–10 includes both knowledge and skills. These are defined by learning areas and capabilities. 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 broad goals of the curriculum are as follows:-


Religious Education to assist students to explore catholic identity, social thought and tradition. Students learn about the sacraments of the catholic church and are prepared to receive these sacraments if they are members of the catholic faith community.
English to assist students’ to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and with the world around them; in essence give and make meaning. Student also develop an informed appreciation of literature.
Health & PE to empower students to enhance their own and others’ physical, social and emotional wellbeing; and to contribute to building healthy, safe and active communities.
History to assist students to inquire into and understand the past and the influences that shape societies.
Languages to assist students’ to develop communication skills in alternate languages, and an understanding of the nature of language, culture, and processes of communication.
Mathematics to assist students to understand and work with numbers, apply logical reasoning, modelling and problem solving.
Science to assist students in building knowledge of the nature of living things, the earth and its place in the Cosmos, the physical and chemical processes that explain the behaviour of all material things and apply this knowledge to investigations and problem solving.
The Humanities Civics & Citizenship to develop active and informed citizens who participate in and sustain Australian democracy.
Geography to develop student’s knowledge and inquiry into the earth and its features, populations and their impact.
Economics & Business to explore the ways individuals, families, the community, businesses and governments make decisions in relation to the allocation of resources.
Technologies Design & Technologies to assist students to develop the ability to apply design and systems thinking and design processes to investigate, generate and refine ideas and to plan, produce and evaluate designed solutions.
Digital Technologies to assist students to become competent and creative users and developers of digital solutions.
The Arts Dance to assist students to develop, appreciate and choreograph expressive movement with purpose and form.
Drama to assist students to express and explore personal, cultural and social worlds through role and situation that engages, entertains and challenges.
Music to assist students to develop the skills to listen, improvise, compose, interpret, perform, and respond to sound with intent and purpose.
Visual Arts to assist students to express, develop and apply their creative skill and imagination, and to develop a knowledge of the role and works of artists, craftspersons, designer and creative industries.
Media to assist students to create visual representations that communicate, challenge and express their own and others’ ideas, as both artist and audience.
Capabilities Intercultural to assist students to value their own cultures, language and beliefs and those of others.
Critical & Creative Thinking to assist students to develop & apply thinking skills & processes that enable reflection, reason, logic, imagination and innovation.
Personal & Social to foster students’ ability to act with regard to others and to understand what we ought to do and how we ought to live as individuals and a society.
Ethical to assist students’ understanding of self and others, in order to manage their lives, work and learning more effectively.