11to12 Circulars

March 2019 Extraordinary Edition

General Information

Pre-primary to Year 12 school information briefings

Contact
Sven Sorenson
(08) 9273 6390
sven.sorenson@scsa.wa.edu.au

Patricia Dunnett (08) 9273 6794
patricia.dunnett@scsa.wa.edu.au

Briefings for secondary school administrators will run from late March until May. They are an opportunity to be updated on curriculum, assessment and moderation for Years 7 – 12 and to provide feedback to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority Board.

In Term 2, the School Curriculum and Standards Authority will offer a workshop/briefing for primary administrators and curriculum leaders focusing on strategies, developed with practising teachers, on planning for all eight learning areas in recognition of the teaching time available to schools.

For more information including registration for sessions, please go to https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/events/2019-briefings.


2019 – Areas of Emphasis Letter to Schools

Contact
Patricia Dunnett
(08) 9273 6794
Patricia.Dunnett@scsa.wa.edu.au

Teachers and School Leaders are encouraged to read the letter from the Chair of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) Board that outlines areas of emphasis for 2019. The purpose of the letter is to signal areas of emphasis that the School Curriculum and Standards Authority will be focusing on in 2019:

  • ongoing partnerships with the school systems/sector
  • Kindergarten to Year 10 curriculum and standards including the implementation of Year 4 Languages in 2019, Brightpath and Year 6 and Year 7 moderation processes for English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science
  • Year 11 and Year 12 curriculum and standards including moderation processes, the non-approval of grades process for significant non-compliance and the review of the compulsory Certificate II requirement for students not enrolled in an ATAR pathway
  • Pre-primary to Year 12 school information briefings
  • the upcoming launch of the Parents and Community website.

To read a copy of the letter, please go to https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/communication-to-schools.

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