Curriculum

REAL Projects 

Each stage has a different Rigorous, Engaging, Authentic Learning Project that they work on collaboratively throughout the term. These projects teach real world skills and allow students to have an impact on the community, while teaching how to manage time and achieve a goal. This term our theme is 'Lights, Camera, Action!' and there are 4 different projects throughout the school. Each project is led by an essential question that students must be able to answer by the end of the project: 

  • Early Stage One - Who are the stars on our stage? - students are creating a spirit video for our school. 
  • Stage One - Twinkle twinkle little star, do you know how wonderful we are? - Students are creating Vlogs of education at CEPS both past and present.
  • Stage Two - Can we rewrite the lyrics of education? - students are creating a new school song for Cessnock East Public School
  • Stage Three - http://whoarewe? - students are improving the school website to provide a more accurate representation of our school 

Primary learning includes whole-class, group and individual activities designed to develop an inquiring mind and teach basic learning skills needed for schooling and later life.

Literacy and numeracy are the building blocks of learning and that is why English and mathematics take up half of students' learning time in primary school.

Kindergarten to Year 6 focuses on six key learning areas:

Primary school in NSW follows a curriculum based on stages of learning. Each stage is approximately equivalent to two school years. For each learning stage there are skills, knowledge and a level of understanding that each student should develop.

Early Stage 1 refers to Kindergarten

Stage 1 includes Years 1 and 2

Stage 2 includes Years 3 and 4

Stage 3 includes Years 5 and 6

  • Navigate to the School Years sections to find out more