The Curriculum Framework

The Curriculum Framework within the Catholic school curriculum provides a Kindergarten to Year 10 structure upon which schools build their educational programs.

This curriculum is to be based upon learning outcomes that can be achieved by all students and is still relevant as a planning and organising tool during the phasing in of the Australian curriculum.

The outcomes describe what students should know, understand, value and be able to do as a result of their current experiences which also meet the aims of the Australian curriculum.

The Curriculum Framework is underpinned by seven key principles:

  • An encompassing view of curriculum
  • An explicit acknowledgement of core values
  • Inclusivity
  • Flexibility
  • Integration, breadth and balance
  • A developmental approach
  • Collaboration and partnerships.