Kto10 Circulars - Edition 1 February 2022

Teaching and Learning

2022 Pre-primary to Year 10 Moderation – Moderation Workshops

Contact
Graeme Quelch
(08) 9273 6758
Graeme.Quelch@scsa.wa.edu.au

Schools are advised that registrations have opened to participate in the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s (the Authority) Pre-primary to Year 10 Moderation – Moderation Workshops for 2022 for the learning areas/years listed below.

  • English Year 4 and Year 8
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Year 4 and Year 8
  • Languages Year 6
  • Health and Physical Education - Physical Education Year 6
  • Technologies - Digital Technologies Year 4
  • The Arts - Visual Arts Year 6 and Year 7.

The purpose of the moderation process is to work with schools and teachers to develop a comprehensive and shared understanding of the Achievement Standards in the learning area. The assessment task and marking key to be used in the moderation process has been developed by the Authority.

Teachers can register through the link below to participate in the moderation process in 2022.

https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6693135/2022-Pre-primary-to-Year-10-Moderation-registration-to-participate

The tasks are available to download from the Authority website. Please note an extranet login is required to access the Curriculum Support Materials for Year 4 and Year 8.

Moderation Workshops

Learning Area/Subject

Year levels

Moderation Task

English

Year 4

Year 4 English Teaching and Learning Exemplar Appendix B – Picture Book Response

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/pre-primary-to-year-6/year-4

Year 8

Year 8 English Teaching, Learning and Assessment Exemplar – Environmental Citizenship through Analytical Writing

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/year-7-to-year-10/english

Humanities and Social Sciences (Geography)

Year 4

Year 4 Humanities and Social Sciences Teaching and Learning Exemplar Appendix C Assessment Exemplar – Geography

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/pre-primary-to-year-6/year-4

Year 8

Year 8 Humanities and Social Sciences Teaching, Learning and Assessment Exemplar – Geography

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/year-7-to-year-10/humanities-and-social-sciences

Languages – Chinese: Second Language; French: Second Language; German: Second Language; Indonesian: Second Language; Italian: Second Language; Japanese: Second Language

Year 6

The tasks are available on the Authority’s website under Moderation/Pre-primary to Year 10 Moderation – Moderation Workshops 2022/Languages

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/moderation

Physical Education

Year 6

The task, Basketball Skills, is available on the Authority’s website under Moderation/Pre-primary to Year 10 Moderation – Moderation Workshops 2022/ Physical Education

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/moderation

Technologies – Digital Technologies

Year 4

Technologies: Digital Technologies Teaching and Learning Exemplar Appendix B – Superhero/Avatar and Appendix C – Program my Sprite

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/pre-primary-to-year-6/year-4

The Arts – Visual Arts

Year 6 and Year 7

The tasks for Year 6 and Year 7, The Imagined World, are both available on the Authority’s website under Moderation/Pre-primary to Year 10 Moderation – Moderation Workshops 2022/ The Arts (Visual Arts)

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/moderation


New Curriculum Support Materials – Pre-primary to Year 10

Contact
Mandy Hudson
(08) 9273 6755
Mandy.Hudson@scsa.wa.edu.au

Schools are advised that new curriculum support materials have been developed for each learning area to assist teachers to implement the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline.

The materials are accessible on the new Year Level (Pre-primary to Year 6) and Learning Areas (Years 7 to 10) pages of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website by clicking the buttons on the K–10 homepage at https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au and then following the link to the Curriculum Support materials as shown below.

Access to the curriculum support materials require teachers to login or register for an Extranet account at https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/extranet/login.

Kindergarten to Year 10 homepage screenshot

Teachers are encouraged to review the ‘How to use the teaching and learning exemplar’ course on the year-level learning area page.


General Information, SIRS and Enrolments

Request to change academic year Pre-primary to Year 10

Contact
Kerry Tarrant (08) 9273 6770

Kerry.Tarrant @scsa.wa.edu.au

dataservices@scsa.wa.edu.au

Schools are reminded of the online form Request to change academic year Pre-Primary to Year 10.

At times, schools may identify a student to be at another academic year and may request a change. To request a change the new online form must be completed.

The form Request to change academic year P-10 and detailed information can be found on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website at https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/forms/forms under Registrations.

Please refer to the Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy and Policy Standards (https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/policy/policy-standards), which sets out the mandatory requirements for teaching the Western Australian curriculum and for assessing and reporting on student achievement, before submitting an application.

P–10 students transferring between schools in Western Australia
Schools are reminded that students in Western Australia transferring between schools part way through the calendar year must remain enrolled in their current academic year.

Upon registration, schools should check SIRS for the student’s previous school details and ensure students are enrolled to continue in the same academic year as they were in at their previous school. This ensures students continue with their current year-level studies within the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline.

Any queries please email Kerry Tarrant or dataservices@scsa.wa.edu.au.


Recognition of student achievement in ATAR course Units 1 and 2 for Year 10 students in 2024 (Year 8, 2022)

Contact
Kerry Tarrant (08) 9273 6770
Kerry.Tarrant@scsa.wa.edu.au

Schools are required to identify potential students in Year 8 (2022) and to submit the amended application form demonstrating how the Western Australian Curriculum in Year 9 and Year 10 will be compacted and how student achievement will be reported.

Schools should apply only if the studies are part of a longer term program for students who are:

  • gifted and talented or
  • accelerated language students.

To apply for recognition and recording of student achievement in ATAR Units 1 and 2 for Year 10 students in 2024, the school needs to complete the Application for recording of enrolment and achievement in ATAR Units 1 and 2 for students in Year 10 in 2024 (Year 8, 2022) form, available on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) website at https://scsa.wa.edu.au/forms/forms under Enrolments.

For further information please refer to Section 7 in the WACE Manual 2022. This publication is available on the Authority website via the following link: https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/wace-manual.

The completed application form is to be returned to the Senior Consultant – Certification, certification@scsa.wa.edu.au at the Authority, no later than Thursday, 17 November 2022.


Brightpath Update 2022

Contact
Maureen Lorimer
(08) 9273 6397 [Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday]
Maureen.Lorimer@scsa.wa.edu.au

School leaders are advised that in 2022 they may register for Brightpath throughout the year by contacting Maureen Lorimer, Principal Consultant – Strategic Projects.

Additional data transfer dates will occur in 2022 allowing for all schools to regularly update their Brightpath student and teacher information through the registration process in SIRS.

Data transfers to Brightpath will occur on the following dates in 2022:

  • Term 1 – Friday of weeks 4, 6 and 8 – 25 February, 11 March and 25 March
  • Term 2 – Friday of weeks 2, 5 and 8 – 6 May, 27 May and 17 June
  • Term 3 – Friday of weeks 2, 5 and 8 – 29 July, 19 August and 9 September
  • Term 4 – Friday of weeks 2, 5 and 8 – 21 October, 11 November and 2 December.

Please ensure that the relevant school officer and Brightpath Coordinator are aware of this information and have data uploaded to SIRS the day prior to transfers.