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Picnic Point High School

Picnic Point High School

Knowledge is Life

Telephone02 9772 1700

Emailpicnicpt-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Learning across the curriculum

Cross curriculum content enriches and supports the learning areas and adds depth to student learning.

In NSW students study a range of learning across the curriculum content.

Cross curriculum priorities

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures 
  • Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia 
  • sustainability

General capabilities

  • critical and creative thinking 
  • ethical understanding 
  • information and communication technology capability 
  • intercultural understanding 
  • literacy 
  • numeracy 
  • personal and social capability

Other learning across the curriculum areas

  • civics and citizenship
  • difference and diversity
  • work and enterprise.

© NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012

What is literacy?

  • Literacy is the ability to understand and evaluate meaning through reading and writing, listening and speaking, viewing and representing.
     
  • Literacy skills need to continually expand and diversify because our rapidly changing social and economic environment requires competence in a range of new communication forms and media.
     
  • Literacy competence is central to achievement in all areas of learning as students progress through the early, middle and later years of schooling and into the workforce and personal life.

How can I help?

Parent involvement plays a crucial role in developing early literacy success and future academic achievement. There are many opportunities at home to develop these skills in real and meaningful ways. 

Below are a list of resources that are helpful in implementing literacy and numeracy at home.