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Curriculum

​Georgetown State School has a strong focus on following the Australian curriculum as directed from the state and federal governments. Both the junior class and the upper class utilise this curriculum to better educate the students of our wonderful school. By following the links on the drop down menu you will be able to receive an insight into what both the junior class and the senior class are currently completing for the term.

 

Currently Georgetown SS follows the National Curriculum for English, Maths, Science, History, HPE, Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship and Geography. History and Geography are offered on a term basis and rotated throughout the year.

 

Our curriculum is enhanced with the following programs:

  •  Junior Elementary Maths Mastery (JEMMS) and Elementary Maths Mastery (EMMS)
  • Spelling Mastery
  • CARS and STARS - comprehension
  • Age Appropriate Pedagogies 

  

 LOTE is offered through the Cairns School of Distance Education for year five and six students. Currently the students are studying Japanese.

 

Georgetown SS works hard to ensure that the students have access to quality, explicit teaching lessons that provide the best learning opportunities for all students. In 2016, our whole school is committed to the explicit teaching and learning of reading comprehension and     

spelling and enhancing the higher order thinking skills of our students. 

 

If you have questions relating to the curriculum. Please feel free to take these queries to the Principal or your child's teacher. Terrific communication between the parent(s) and teacher(s) will benefit your child's education exponentially.

 

 

 
 Georgetown State School Explicit Instruction Model
 
I-Do:  Goals are specified and relevance of the lesson is explained. 
 
We Do:  Guided or controlled practice is used.
 
You Do:  Minimum expectations are
conveyed                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Revise: Lesson content is revised.
 
               Key concept or skill is reinforced.
  
  • Etheridge Learning Facility

    The Etheridge Learning Facility is a joint agreement between the Cairns School of Distance Education, Etheridge Shire Council and Georgetown State School to offer year 7 and 8 secondary education to students of the local area.