By the end of 2020, all school in
Queensland are required to fully compliant with the implementation of the
Australian. This means that your child will be taught and assessed using the
Australian Curriculum across all learning areas. Kuranda District State College
is on track with implementing all Learning Areas of the Australian Curriculum
and will be 12 months ahead of schedule with full compliance being reached at
the start of 2020.
If you are interested in exploring the
learning that your child will engage with during their schooling at Kuranda
District State College, please visit the Australian Curriculum website.
Parent support materials for reading/early literacy
Parents play an integral role in the education of
their children. Much of what children learn takes place through everyday
experiences at home.
Children’s literacy and numeracy development can be
improved when parents encourage learning through everyday activities. Modelling
literacy and numeracy behaviours helps children recognise the value of these
It can look like:
- children watching and listening to parents read
- children reading and talking about stories with parents
- discussing ideas in books and magazines together
- encouraging children to think and ask questions.
There are three stages that you can work through when reading
with your child.
Stage 1 – before reading
- allowing your child to select a
- introduction the book through
Stage 2 – during reading
- your chld attempting to read the
- asking questions about what is
happening in the book.
Stage 3 – after reading
- discussing the book and
Literacy is about communication; it is
the ability to read and write, and to use written information appropriately in
a range of contexts. This involves:
- reading and writing
- speaking and listening
- viewing and critical thinking.
Literacy also includes a person’s cultural knowledge, which
enables them to recognise and use language that is appropriate to different
Children benefit when given opportunities to develop their
This looks like:
- talking to others
- reading a book
- listening to a story
- writing a story
- reading a sign
- viewing a website
- playing a computer game
- watching a movie
- talking about a television