What my child is learning

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

As parents we tend to expect that all children in the same year level would be learning much of the same things each week. But this isn’t entirely true.

Schools in Victorian use the AusVELS curriculum to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents. It provides a single, coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards.

This section provides an overview of what your child is likely to be learning in each year in each subject from Prep to Year 10. It also includes practical tips about what you can do at home to help support your child’s education.

Your school will have detailed information about the way it delivers the curriculum. There are many ways to teach to achieve the same great results.

Teachers can still individually create lesson programs to suit the needs of your children. Whilst achieving the same outcomes, teachers have the flexibility to:

  • decide the order in which students learn things
  • create lessons around topics their students are interested in
  • adjust lessons based on the needs and abilities of their students.

SchoolMate

The SchoolMate app, produced by the Department, provides the information from this section in a simple and easy to use way. It allows you to tailor your view so you see what is relevant to your child and their interests. For more information and to download the app, see: SchoolMate