Phase 1: Whole School - Student Diversity

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

Every Victorian student is unique, bringing a diversity of experiences, values, talents, attitudes, abilities, aspirations and needs. Students have a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, including those with indigenous backgrounds, students learning English as a second language, high potential and gifted students, students with disabilities and impairments, students with varying beliefs about gender and sexuality, as well as students from different social and economic backgrounds.

The curriculum must encourage inclusive ways of learning and teaching that support all students. Inclusive language and respect for all cultures, gender perspectives and backgrounds makes learning a richer experience for all students.

Select the following links for resources to strengthen whole school curriculum planning:

  • Gifted Education – provides policies and resource materials designed to meet the educational and social development needs of gifted and high-potential students.
  • Students With a Disability – strategies and tools to help school leadership teams and teachers improve learning and teaching practices for all students, including those with disabilities.

Back to: Curriculum Planning Guidelines