Parafield Gardens Campus

Primary - Learning

Garden College is an independent Reception – Year 12 Islamic School. The primary school curriculum consists of eight key learning areas which include: English, Mathematics, HASS (Humanities and Social Science) and Science, Information Communications Technology (integrated into other learning areas), Art, Health and Physical Education and Languages Other than English (Arabic and Turkish). Islamic and Quran’ic Studies are also taught and make up the co-curricular priorities at our school.

At Garden College, the Curriculum is developed with the usage of Scope and Sequences which are directly derived from the Australian Curriculum. The Islamic and Quran’ic Studies Curriculum content is developed by a committee of teachers from the school. Garden College is transitioning towards adopting the General Capabilities in the Islamic Studies Curriculum from 2019 onwards. For elaborations of topics on the Scope and Sequence, teachers and parents are asked to refer to the 8.3 version of the ACARA website for the Australian Curriculum.

YEAR RECEPTION (FOUNDATION)

In the first year of schooling in Year Reception, students begin to develop social skills such as understanding classroom behaviour and making connections between school and home. Through curiosity and encouragement, they take an interest in learning, begin to learn necessary skills in all subject areas and develop some simple technical and coordination skills. The critical characteristics at this level include building a sense of belonging, understanding classroom values and practices, making connections between school and home, building positive behaviours, engaging behaviourally, emotionally and cognitively, developing curiosity and intrinsic motivation, expressing ideas and feelings, mastering technical skills and developing physical capacities and an awareness of their own health needs.


Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • HASS
  • Quranic Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • LOTE (Arabic & Turkish)
  • Art
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Information Communication Technology (Integrated into other learning areas)

Co-curricular Activities

  • Excursions and Incursions related to units of work studied
  • Library Visits
  • School Assemblies
  • Celebrating Education Weeks (Science Week, Book Week etc.)
  • Premier’s Reading Challenge
  • Premier’s BeActive Challenge
  • Ramadan Iftaars
  • Quranic and Islamic Competitions

YEAR 1

In Year 1 students begin to organise ideas, use language to work with peers and further develop skills in all subject areas. The key characteristics at this level include taking control of the learning process, become independent readers and writers, develop basic computation skills, use imagination and experience to create artworks, learning to collaborate with peers, begin to organise ideas and share thoughts, become more confident physically and become aware of the local community.


Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • HASS
  • Quranic Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • LOTE (Arabic & Turkish)
  • Art
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Information Communication Technology (Integrated into other learning areas)

Co-curricular Activities

  • Excursions and Incursions related to units of work studied
  • Library Visits
  • School Assemblies
  • Celebrating Education Weeks (Science Week, Book Week etc.)
  • Premier’s Reading Challenge
  • Premier’s BeActive Challenge
  • Quran Hifz Program
  • Swimming Program
  • Quranic Competitions

YEAR  2

In Year 2, students begin to organise ideas, use language to work with peers and further develop skills in all subject areas. The key characteristics at this level include taking control of the learning process, become independent readers and writers, develop basic computation skills, use imagination and experience to create artworks, learning to collaborate with peers, begin to organise ideas and share thoughts, become more confident physically and become aware of the local community.

Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • HASS
  • Quranic Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • LOTE (Arabic & Turkish)
  • Art
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Information Communication Technology (Integrated into other learning areas)

Co-curricular Activities

  • Excursions and Incursions related to units of work studied
  • Library Visits
  • School Assemblies
  • Celebrating Education Weeks (Science Week, Book Week etc.)
  • Premier’s Reading Challenge
  • Premier’s BeActive Challenge
  • Swimming Program
  • Quran Hifz Program
  • Quranic Competitions
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2019
Year 1A science
This term students in Year 1A are learning about the changes that occur to substances around us every day. In our lesson this week we explored the properties of spaghetti.

Students used their senses to observe, describe and compare uncooked and cooked spaghetti. We asked lots of interesting questions about how and why changes happen. Students then completed an activity based on Shel Silverstein’s poem. 

Save Our Planet
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Recently our year 04 classes acknowledged World Environment Day and began researching this year’s theme beat air pollution! They examined the effects on both our health and the planet. They enthusiastically shared their findings with the school community. Inshallah, this will inspire others to be proactive in caring for our environment.

YEAR 3

In Year 3, students become more persistent and prolific in their learning and develop confidence by using specific skills in all subject areas. Students participate in discussions about ideas and beliefs and express informed opinions. The key characteristics at this level include broadening their knowledge and interest in a range of disciplinary domains, developing an awareness of common values, embodying resilient attitudes to learning and social behaviour, transforming ideas into objects and systems, applying independent thinking strategies and discriminating between the quality of information when forming opinions.

Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • HASS
  • Quran
  • Islamic StudiesLOTE (Arabic & Turkish)
  • Art
  • Health and Physical Education

Co-curricular Activities

  • Information Communication Technology (Integrated into other learning areas)
  • Excursions and Incursions related to units of work studied
  • Library VisitsSchool Assemblies
  • Celebrating Education Weeks (National Literacy & Numeracy Week, Science Week etc.)
  • Premier’s Reading Challenge
  • Premier’s Be Active Program
  • Swimming Program
  • School Camp
  • Ramadan Program during the month of Ramadan
  • Quran Hifz Program
  • Islamic Competitions
  • Quranic Competitions


YEAR 4


In Year 4, students become more persistent and prolific in their learning and develop confidence by using specific skills in all subject areas. Students participate in discussions about ideas and beliefs and express informed opinions. The key characteristics at this level include broadening their knowledge and interest in a range of disciplinary domains, developing an awareness of common values, embodying resilient attitudes to learning and social behaviour, transforming ideas into objects and systems, applying independent thinking strategies and discriminating between the quality of information when forming opinions.

Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • HASS
  • Quran
  • Islamic Studies
  • LOTE (Arabic & Turkish)
  • Art
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Information Communication Technology (Integrated into other learning areas)
  • Excursions and Incursions related to units of work studied
  • Library Visits
  • School Assemblies
  • Celebrating Education Weeks (National Literacy & Numeracy Week, Science Week etc.)
  • Premier’s Reading Challenge
  • Premier’s Be Active ChallengeSwimming Program
  • School Camp
  • Ramadan Program during the month of Ramadan
  • Quran Hifz Program
  • Islamic Competitions
  • Quranic Competitions


YEAR 5


In Year 5, students become more complex thinkers and are able to apply thinking strategies as part of their learning. They are able to participate in and lead small group activities and learn more deeply by undertaking more extended projects. The key characteristics at this level include assuming leadership responsibilities, developing self-efficacy skills, specialising and differentiating between subject areas, managing new situations and solving problems, learning deeply through extended projects to build flexible thinking and learning strategies, exploring concepts that allow for several points of view and demonstrating a preference for more specialised intelligence.

Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • HASS
  • Quran
  • Islamic Studies
  • LOTE (Arabic & Turkish)
  • Art
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Information Communication Technology (Integrated into other learning areas)
  • Excursions and Incursions related to units of work studied
  • Library Visits
  • School Assemblies
  • Celebrating Education Weeks (National Literacy & Numeracy Week, Science Week etc.)
  • Premier’s Reading Challenge
  • Premier’s Be Active Challenge
  • Ramadan Program during the month of Ramadan
  • Swimming Program
  • School Camp
  • Quran Hifz Program
  • Islamic Competitions
  • Quranic Competitions


YEAR 6

In Year 6, students become more complex thinkers and are able to apply thinking strategies as part of their learning. They are able to participate in and lead small group activities and learn more deeply by undertaking more extended projects. The key characteristics at this level include assuming leadership responsibilities, developing self-efficacy skills, specialising and differentiating between subject areas, managing new situations and solving problems, learning deeply through extended projects to build flexible thinking and learning strategies, exploring concepts that allow for several points of view and demonstrating a preference for more specialised intelligence.

Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • HASS
  • Quran
  • Islamic Studies
  • LOTE (Arabic & Turkish)
  • Art
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Information Communication Technology (Integrated into other learning areas)
  • Excursions and Incursions related to units of work studied
  • Library Visits
  • School Assemblies
  • Celebrating Education Weeks (National Literacy & Numeracy Week, Science Week etc.)
  • Premier’s Reading Challenge
  • Premier’s Be Active Challenge
  • Ramadan Program during the month of Ramadan
  • Swimming Program
  • School Camp
  • Quran Hifz Program
  • Islamic Competition
  • Quranic Competition