Cross Curriculum Priorities

Cross-Curriculum Priorities

The school’s approach to embedding the three cross-curriculum priorities of the Western Australian Curriculum is powering along.  We are effectively embedding the following priorities:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  • Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
  • Sustainability

DSC08525 (Small)All Kindy to Year 6 students participate in a wide range of programs that integrate the above priorities.  Students learn with Noongar educators like Trevor Walley and Leonard Thorne, and Noongar artists including Peter Farmer, Sharyn Egan and Jade Dolman.  Our Harmony Day celebrations, visits from our Asian sister schools, incursions and excursions all enhance our intercultural knowledge and understandings.

Coolbinia Primary School’s work in sustainability has been recognised by many awards, including the United Nations Association of Australia’s World Environment Day Awards, Wastewise, Waterwise and TravelSmart awards.

DSC05870_tree planting (Small)The students learn about waste, water, biodiversity, energy, air quality and much more.  We care for school vegetable gardens and our bushland.  Garden produce is cooked in the Kwobadarn (our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen).  Our school is a joyful place of rich learning and thoughtful actions.  Read all about it …