At St. Michael’s Primary School we aim to provide a challenging and motivating curriculum that builds on students’ knowledge and understandings of themselves and the world around them. In keeping with the Catholic ethos, our curriculum aims to develop the whole child and not just promote his or her academic potential.

The curriculum programs at our school reflect current educational trends and research in line with the Victorian Department of Education and Training’s requirements and the requirements of the Catholic Education Office. Our curriculum programs follow the Victorian Curriculum.
The current learning programs incorporate strategies from the Early Years and Middle Years of Schooling, WA First Steps and the Principles of Learning and Teaching. Where possible, the key learning areas are integrated to enhance student learning.

Some features of our curriculum programs:

Religious Education
• Preparation for Eucharist, Reconciliation and Confirmation
• Opportunities for students to participate in masses
• Opportunities for students to be involved in the preparation and implementation of liturgy and prayer
• Involvement in community activities with a focus on helping others

• Literacy support through specialist staff (e.g. Reading Recovery)
• Scheduled library classes
• Book week celebrations each year
• Whole school literacy assessment

• Success in Numeracy Education program
• Maths Intervention and Assistance
• Whole school maths assessment

Integrated Studies 
(Studies of Society and Environment, Science and Technology)
• Two year cycle for integrated studies, based on the Victorian Curriculum
• Participation in community events
• Excursions linked to curriculum programs
• Camps in the senior grades
• Scheduled ICT classes

The Arts
(Music, Drama, Art)
• One arts performance scheduled each term
• Student art exhibition every second year/ Drama production in alternate year
• Multi-age days

Health and Physical Education
• Specialist Physical Education classes from P – 6
• Whole school sports days and carnivals
• Swimming lessons
• Participation in inter-school sport

Languages Other Than English
• Italian classes from P – 6
• Multi-age days