The Australian Curriculum underpins our curriculum at North Haven and sets the achievement standards required by all students from Reception to year 10.

The Australian Curriculum covers the subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, HASS (History and Social Sciences – Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business and Geography) Health and Physical Education, Japanese, The Arts - Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Media, Design Technology and Digital Technology.

Special Needs
  • The school provides an Intervention Literacy/ Numeracy Support program which targets Aboriginal and Torrens Strait Islander students, ESL and EALD students and students achieving under benchmark. The Literacy intervention program runs for 45 minutes per group four times a week.
Aboriginal Education
  • Aboriginal Perspectives are taught as a Cross Curriculum Priority.
  • An Aboriginal Community Education Officer supports student welfare and student learning achievement by working with teachers and parents to monitor the development of Individual Learning Plans for each Aboriginal student. The ACEO also provides information in collaboration with the Aboriginal Education Teacher that further develops students’ sense of culture, identity and wellbeing.
Teaching Methodology
  • Teachers at North Haven believe in a collaborative approach – working with the child to help them learn most effectively and efficiently.
  • Students are encouraged to embrace their creativity, developing life-long problem-solving skills both inside and outside the classroom.
You Can Do It Program
  • The You Can Do It program is run across all classes and has been recognised by the Australian Government’s Kidsmatter Mental Health and Wellbeing initiative as a best practice program.
  • Classes work through activities teaching students the skills needed to be resilient, confident, organised, persistent, and get along better.
  • The skills and strategies are practiced by students regularly. As a result their motivation, achievement and well being improve.
Inquiry Based Learning
  • Inquiry Based Learning describes approaches to learning that are based on a process of enquiry, study, and research in which the student takes increasing degrees of responsibility for their own learning
  • Units of work are developed around inquiry questions. Students begin their work with the consideration of a high order question. Through scaffolded learning students are guided by their teachers to progressively develop research skills to become self-directed learners.
  • Students learn to identify and find answers to the questions that they need to ask and the resources that they need to draw upon in solving any given complex (often real world business problem).
Student Assessment & Reporting Procedures

Reporting timelines are recorded on the school calendar. End of term two and four reports are given to students to take home to parents. Parents can request an interview by phone or in person with the class or subject teachers. Parent feedback is encouraged.