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Narbethong's Curriculum Framework

Narbethong offers a flexible curriculum designed to meet the individual needs of students by incorporating the Australian Curriculum learning areas of English and Mathematics, the Expanded Core Curriculum for Students with Vision Impairment and the FIELA Curriculum for other priority learning needs of students with disability. 

Multi-disciplinary teams work together to create individual curriculum plans which are reported on and revised each semester. 

Students in the Early Childhood  Development Program follow a curriculum based on their  individual learning needs drawing from the FIELA curriculum and Queensland Kindergarten guidelines.  

Students in Prep to Year 10 follow a curriculum based  on areas of the Australian Curriculum and their individual learning goals outlined below. 

Curriculum for students in Years 11 and 12 is developed using the Guideline of individual learning overseen by the QCAA.  This flowchart explains senior schooling curriculum planning and implementation process undertaken at Narbethong State Special School.   

The Australian Curriculum at Narbethong

The Australian Curriculum is designed to meet the learning needs of all students. This flowchart explains the process of making the curriculum age and developmentally appropriate for students with disability.  

(For more information see  Student Diversity  on the ACARA website)   

At Narbethong, students in Years Prep to 10 are taught the Australian Curriculum learning areas of English and Mathematics using the Curriculum to Classroom (C2C) for Students with Disability (SWD) units of work. These units incorporate the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards and Content Descriptions. Teaching and learning episodes are modified to suit the individual learning needs of each student. This modified curriculum is documented in an Individual Curriculum Plan (ICP), which is endorsed by parents or guardians each semester.   

Individual curriculum at Narbethong 


Students also work towards learning goals in the priority areas of Motor Development, Social and Personal Learning and The Expanded Core Curriculum for Students with Vision Impairment.  

At Narbethong State Special School we offer a specialised education program for learners who are Deafblind plus.