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Learning Areas

Parnngurr Community School


Our Teaching Values

We support a commitment to achieving equal outcomes with other Australian schools through an appropriate curriculum and teaching practices that work in our unique context. We prioritise:

  • Fostering a respect for cultural differences
  • Using proven evidence based programs to provide a relevant and effective education for all students
  • A school culture that incorporates continuous improvement
  • Using outcome results to provide feedback to develop and improve the learning process
  • Clear reporting progress to parents and working hand in hand with the community
  • Catering for individual needs and aspirations
  • Using the latest technology effectively
  • Providing a caring, and enjoyable learning and teaching environment


There are eight learning areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • The Arts (including Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts)
  • Languages
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Technologies (including Design and Technology, Digital Technologies).

The Western Australian Minister for Education approved the implementa

Parnngurr Community School is implementing The Australian Curriculum stage 1 in English, Mathematics, History and Science. The school uses several innovative approaches to teaching English and Mathematics, these being responses to identified learning obstacles, however outcomes are progressively mapped against the Australian Curriculum progress maps. The scope and sequence from the old Curriculum Frameworks is also used as a guide.

Given the phased development of the Australian Curriculum, schools will be teaching learning areas that are a combination of Australian Curriculum and the learning areas described in the former Western Australian Curriculum Framework. As the Australian Curriculum is developed it will replace the Curriculum Framework in Western Australia.