Mathematics aims to instil in students an appreciation of the elegance and power of mathematical reasoning. The Australian Curriculum focuses on developing increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, logical reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills. These capabilities enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations by employing mathematical strategies to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently.
In the Primary Years (Prep - Year 6): Students follow the Australian Curriculum syllabus documents for English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, HPE and Languages. In 2023 we will begin implementing Version 9 of the Australian Curriculum. This rollout will start with Mathematics and English. The tenth Learning Area is Religion, where we follow the Brisbane Guidelines. Curriculum content and achievement standards are made explicit within the Australian Curriculum. Primary Years staff are responsible for selecting the most suitable pedagogical approach for the students within their care. This ensures the best possible teaching and learning opportunities can occur at all times.
In the Secondary Years (Years 7-10): The Mathematics curriculum reflects the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) National Curriculum. Version 9 of the Australian Curriculum will begin to be implemented in 2023.
In the Senior Secondary Years (Years 11-12):
For Years 11 and 12, students may select from five mathematics subjects.
- Specialist Mathematics is designed for students who develop confidence in their mathematical knowledge and ability and gain a positive view of themselves as mathematics learners.
- Mathematical Methods enable students to see the connections between mathematics and other areas of the Curriculum and apply their mathematical skills to real-world problems, becoming critical thinkers, innovators and problem-solvers.
- General Mathematics is designed for students who want to extend their mathematical skills beyond Year 10 but whose future studies or employment pathways do not require calculus.
- Essential Mathematics benefits students because they develop skills beyond the traditional ideas of numeracy.
- Numeracy is integral to a person's ability to function effectively in society.
For further information, please refer to the 2023 College Curriculum Guide.