It is parents, families and carers who have the most influence on their children. When families are actively involved in their children’s education, children usually enjoy school and achieve better results. This section of our website provides information for families and carers about their children and the Australian Curriculum.

The Australian Curriculum is designed to develop:

  • successful learners
  • confident and creative individuals
  • active and informed young people who are ready to take their place in society.

It sets the goal for what all students should learn as they progress through their school life – wherever they live in Australia and whatever school they attend. The Australian Curriculum with its eight learning areas provides a modern curriculum for students at St Matthew's. Included in the content of learning areas are seven general capabilities intended to help prepare our students to learn, live and work in the 21st century. There are three cross-curriculum priorities that are also a focus across the learning areas. The Australian Curriculum is flexible so that teachers can plan the learning for all their students, also taking into account the needs of our local school community here at St Matthew's.


Information is included here for parents about what is taught in:


Years 1 and 2

Years 3 and 4

Years 5 and 6