Our Curriculum - Curriculum Overview

At Birralee, our students enjoy an extensive curriculum with literacy and numeracy as its main focus. We also take the time to expose students to and nurture them in the performing arts, physical education and sport, gifted and talented education, and information and computer technology.

Academic curricula includes:

  • High expectations of success
  • Strong academic programs with excellent student results
  • Emphasis on core subjects of literacy (Spalding Language Arts approach) and numeracy
  • Maths Mania for senior school(streamed math class)
  • Support and extension programs
  • Networked computers in each classroom
  • iPads used for specific learning activities in small groups
  • Specialist Mandarin lessons
  • Specialist PE lessons
  • Specialist music lessons
  • Specialist art lessons
  • STEM

Strong arts culture with opportunities for all in the following areas:

  • Band
  • Private music lessons (piano, violin, wind, brass, drums & guitar lessons)
  • Junior and senior choirs
  • Dance lessons
  • Annual whole-school concert / production
  • Musical soirée

Co-curricular programs:

  • Chess club

Sport and physical education:

  • Basic skills and movement development
  • Extension: Games and strategies
  • Focus on fitness, health and fun
  • Tennis lessons
  • Gymnastics lessons
  • Swimming lessons
  • Athletics – whole school inter-house sports, district, zone and state
  • Cross-country run – Senior School inter-house school sports, district, zone and state
  • Swimming - Senior School inter-house sports, district, zone and state
  • Inter-school sport

Social and emotional development is part of the school in the following ways:

  • Play is the Way social development program
  • Excellent kinder to prep transition program
  • Senior student/prep buddies program
  • Close ties with local secondary schools; comprehensive Grade 6 to Year 7 transition program
  • Leadership opportunities throughout the school, including the Student Leadership Team and Student Representative Council
  • Senior School North Forum (student led forum)
  • Positive relationships and anti-bullying emphasis

Healthy canteen and out of school hours and holiday care programs.

A wonderful community spirit - you and your child will feel welcome and included!