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Curriculum

The formal curriculum at Dalby South State School encompasses all Key Learning areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Digital Technologies
  • The Arts
  • Specialist Studies: Physical Education (Physical Activity), Japanese (Language other than English), Nusic and Instrumental Music.

Dalby South accesses curriculum from the Australian Curriculum in the areas of English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography using Education Queensland’s Curriculum into the Classroom units (C2C) and a range of other quality resources.

To prepare our students for a globalised on-line future, students have access to computers, iPads and internet throughout the school whether in their classroom or computer labs or library.

There are a range of other curriculum offerings at Dalby South and these also contribute to shaping balanced, personable and confident young people. A wide selection of opportunities is offered:

ICT (Information communication technlogies including computer education) is also incorporated across the curriculum. Specialist subject teachers in Physical Education, Music and Japanese are also based at the school. Our school has continued to implement the Australian Curriculum subjects as they have become available. Teaching staff are keep up to date through professional development across all areas.

Classroom teachers are challenged to provide a learning environment which:

  • encourages independent learning
  • provides all students with the opportunity to develop creative and critical thinking skills by being involved in real-life problem finding and solving using higher order thinking and metacognition
  • allows risk taking and has warmth, co-operation, acceptance, flexibility and openendedness as its characteristics
  • encompasses the "Multiple Intelligences" recognising individual strengths and weaknesses of students
  • considers the social and emotional development of the child not just the academic, in the planning and provision of learning experiences
  • upholds the principles of equity and inclusivity.

To prepare our students for a globalised on-line future, all students have access to computers and the Internet in their classrooms, as well as in our two state of the art computer labs.

The informal curriculum at Dalby South is a powerful influence helping to shape balanced, personable and confident young people. A wide selection of opportunities are offered:

  • visiting performance and curriculum activities
  • Choir (Year 3-6)
  • Instrumental Music including Beginner and Concert Bands (Year 4-6)
  • performing arts opportunities including: Dalby Eisteddfod, Performing Arts Night
  • curriculum excursions and school camps including the biennial trip to Canberra/Sydney for Year 5 and 6 students and Leadership Camp
  • school sport including opportunities for Bunya Zone and Darling Downs representation
  • representative sporting teams in netball, soccer, cricket and touch football
  • academic competitions including ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools) in English, Spelling, Writing, Mathematics, Science and Computer Technology Competitions through the University of NSW and Australian Mathematics Competition
  • Lunchtime is Funtime Program (Year 3-6 in Term 3) – students are able to choose a lunchtime activity ranging from photography to cooking to various art and sporting activities on and off campus
  • Enrichment for students in Year 4-6 who are performing at a high academic level
  • Opti-Minds Creative Sustainability Challenge which is an inclusive team challenge designed to empower participants to  think, create and communicate
  • participating in community events such as Anzac Day march and the Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival Lantern Parade
  • lunchtime clubs and activities such as Computer Coding Club and Robotics, Art Group, Garden Club plus more
  • Bookclub