Kto10 Circulars - Edition 11 November 2021

Teaching and Learning

New Curriculum Support Materials – Kindergarten to Year 10

Mandy Hudson
(08) 9273 6755

Trish Dunnett (08) 9273 6794

Schools are advised that further new curriculum support materials for Kindergarten to 10 have been published on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s website. There are currently 138 teaching and learning exemplars published, and more will be progressively published in Term 4, to assist teachers to implement the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline.

The materials are accessible on the new Year Level (Kindergarten to Year 6) and Learning Areas (Years 7 to 10) pages of the Authority’s 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

Recently published is the suite of Early Childhood materials, including the revised Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines and Teaching and Learning Exemplars for Pre-primary, Year 1 and Year 2. Teachers are encouraged to view the short introductory presentations that explain the planning considerations which underpin each exemplar, their structure, and how they can be used flexibly.

Curriculum support project screenshot

More materials are in development and will be available online, highlighted by a ‘new’ tag, as these are completed. These include early childhood materials (Kindergarten to Year 2), Years 3 to 10 teaching and learning sequences and assessment exemplars for each learning area.

The materials provide examples of approaches to teaching, learning and assessment using the Western Australian Curriculum and Achievement Standards and are reflective of the Principles of Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

It is the classroom teacher who is best placed to consider and respond to (accommodate) the diversity of their students. Reflecting on the learning experiences offered in the curriculum support materials will enable teachers to make appropriate adjustments (where applicable) to better cater for their students.

SIRS, Enrolments and General Information

2022 Term Calendar availability

Jenny Offer (08) 9273 6313

The 2022 Term Calendar is available on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website at three locations:

The Term Calendar is based on the Activities Schedule.

The Outlook calendar will be available to download on a term-by-term basis. Any updates to the Activities Schedule will be noted in the Circular and replicated in new versions of the calendar.

Reminder: Application for recording of enrolment and achievement in ATAR Units 1 and 2 for students in Year 10 in 2023 (Year 8, 2021)

Kerry Tarrant (08) 9273 6770

Principals are reminded that Applications for recording of enrolment and achievement in ATAR Units 1 and 2 for students in Year 10 in 2023 (Year 8, 2021) must be received by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) no later than Thursday, 18 November 2021. The completed application form is to be emailed to certification@scsa.wa.edu.au.

An application form can be downloaded from the Authority website at https://scsa.wa.edu.au/forms/forms under the Enrolments tab.

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

  • either gifted and talented or
  • accelerated language students.

For further information please refer to Section 7 in the WACE Manual 2021. This publication is available on the Authority website via the following link: https://scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/wace-manual.