Unlike other jurisidictions in Australia, the ACT School system does not have a traditional syllabus structure - instead, it requires schools to develop their own curriculum based on a framework derived from the national curriculum statements and profiles. In 2006/07, that framework has been reviewed and schools now face the challenge of implementing the new framework over the next 12 months.
As well as redeveloping its curriculum, Stromlo High has recently restructured itself to be a Year 6 - 10 school. And because the school already has a strong use of technology it has also been targeted as an IT-focused school where the use of ICT in learning and teaching is just a normal part of the way the school works.
Some links regarding this episode…
- The new curriculum framework for ACT schools, Phase 1 (pdf)
- The new curriculum framework for ACT schools, Phase 2 (pdf)
- Towards 2020, a funding plan for ACT schools
- ACT DET Learning Technologies Plan 2004-2006 (pdf)