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Curriculum

Each student at Currumbin Community Special School has an individualised program that is developed through reflection on their progress in the Australian Curriculum.

Teachers select and differentiate units of work using the Queensland Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) students with disabilities resources to content standards.

All students access the Australian Curriculum content and work through the General Capabilities depending on their Individual Curriculum Plan.

The general capabilities play a significant role in the Australian Curriculum in equipping young Australians to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century.
 
In the Australian Curriculum, capability encompasses knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions. Students develop capability when they apply knowledge and skills confidently, effectively and appropriately in complex and changing circumstances, in their learning at school and in their lives outside school.
 
The Australian Curriculum includes seven general capabilities, as shown in the figure below.

 

 

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The Literacy aspect of the General Capabilities provides a signifant learning focus for all of our students at Currumbin Community Special School.

 

 
 

 

  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication

    Currumbin Coolangatta Community Special School enables it's students who display delays in learning conventional forms of communication, such as speech, reading and writing to develop capabilities in literacy we use specific interventions.

  • APP Based AAC Learning

    Proloquo2go is an app that turns an iPad /iphone/ipod into a dynamic display communication device. Proloquo2Go is designed to promote language development and communication skills.

  • Australian Curriculum

    All students at Currumbin Community Special School access the Australian Curriculum. The our teaching team implements a systematic curriculum rotation that includes the various learning areas.

  • Balanced Literacy

    Currumbin Community Special School is committed to implementing a balanced and multi-level approach to literacy instruction based on the Four Blocks Framework developed by Patricia Cunningham and Dorothy Hall.

  • Communication

    We incorporate two literacy processes here at Currumbin / Coolangatta Community special School. Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing and also composing texts through speaking, writing and creating.

  • Liberator Communication Aids

    Currumbin Community Special Scholl utilise learning skills and techniques such as; Liberator Communication Aids, Key Word Signing and Auslan.

  • Mobility Opportunities Via Education

    Student at Currumbin Community Special School with physical impairments engage fully in the Australian Curriculum with their peers at their level of instruction.

  • Personal Future Action Plan

    Currumbin / Coolangatta Communtiy Special School empowers the student to engage positively in all learning and life experiences, ultimately achieving their individual short term and long term goals.

  • Picture Exchange Communication Systems

    Currumbin Community Special School utilises The Picture Exchange Communication System (PEC’s). It is a system of alternative/ augmentative communication, where the child uses symbols to request a desired item.

  • Positive Behaviour for Learning

    Currumbin / Coolangatta Community Special School offers a Positive Behaviour for Learning Program which is designed to assist in the teaching environment. It maximises learning, important social skills and model good behaviour.

  • Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display

    A PODD can be used to communicate more effectively and to assist students in their understanding of other people’s spoken language.