School Curriculum

The learning opportunities for Emerson students are delivered by:

  • Pastoral Home Room classes for core subjects that include literacy and numeracy
  • Specialist Teaching classes
  • Teaching Support Staff
  • Technical Skills Staff
  • House Staff


Emerson's Curriculum is based on the Australian Essential Learning Standards (AUSVELS)

Strand One: Physical, Personal and Social Learning

Domains

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Interpersonal Development
  • Personal learning
  • Civics and Citizenship


Strand Two: Disciplined based Learning

Domains

  • The Arts - Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Drama
  • English
  • Humanities-Commerce, History, Geography, SOSE, Integrated Studies
  • Science
  • Mathematics


Strand Three: Interdisciplinary Learning

Domains

  • Communication,-Library Studies
  • Design, Creativity and Wood Technology, Home Economics
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)


The Development of Student Personal Competencies

In preparing students for a fulfilling and exciting life, Emerson school needs to evaluate the progress of individual students in a wide range of competencies that include:

Iniative

Assertiveness

Honesty

Reliability

Responsibility for one’s actions

Accepting responsibility

Problem solving

Self-discipline

Self-awareness

Desire to learn

Respect for others

Respect for our environment

Pride in the school

Acceptance of a challenge

Determination

Confidence

Acceptance of constructive advice

Self respect

Imagination

Creativity

Curiosity

A sense of wonder

Generosity

Sharing

Self-esteem

The ability to listen

Co-operation

Independence

Flexibility

Courage

Perseverance

A sense of achievement

Striving to reach a goal

Tolerance