At Railway Estate State School central ideas and concepts of planned learning and teaching programs are covered in a connected and well-structured way that aligns curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and reporting. Alignment ensures consistency for each year level and across all year levels.
In 2012 Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) began the implementation of Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority’s (ACARA) Australian Curriculum – English, Maths and Science; History in 2013; Geography in 2014; Health and Movement in 2015; familiarisation with Arts - Dance and Visual Arts in 2016; Arts - Music, Media, Drama, Technology, Civics and Citizenship (3-6), Economics and Business (5-6), to be familiarised in 2017.
To support the implementation, Education Queensland (EQ) developed a set of exemplar school planning documents known as Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C). C2C units can be downloaded from One School.
Teaching staff have the option to adopt or adapt the C2C exemplar lesson planning to suit their pedagogy and needs of their students. Railway Estate’s English, Maths, Science, History, HPE and Arts programs use the Australian Curriculum to plan units of work, with the aid of some C2C resources.