Walgett Community College

Courage and excellence

Telephone02 6828 1077

Emailwalgett-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Learning at our school

Find out more about what your child will learn at our school.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the curriculum, Kindergarten to Year 12, for all NSW schools.

For the primary years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in six key learning areas:

  • creative arts
  • English
  • human society and its environment (HSIE)
  • mathematics
  • personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
  • science and technology.

Some primary schools may also offer languages.

NSW schools also offer special religious education and special education in ethics via approved providers, where available.

For the high school years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in eight key learning areas:

  • creative arts
  • English
  • human society and its environment (HSIE)
  • languages
  • mathematics
  • personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
  • science
  • technological and applied studies (TAS).

Like all NSW schools, we have developed teaching and learning programs to suit our local context and the needs of our students.

To learn more about curriculum in NSW, visit:

Stages of learning

There are 6 stages of learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. Primary school covers Early Stage 1, or Kindergarten, to the end of Stage 3. High school covers Stage 4 to 6.

  • Stage 1 includes Kindergarten to Year 2 (Kindergarten is referred to as Early Stage 1).
  • Stage 2 includes Years 3 and 4.
  • Stage 3 includes Years 5 and 6.
  • Stage 4 includes Years 7 and 8.
  • Stage 5 includes Years 9 and 10.
  • Stage 6 includes Years 11 and 12.

Early Action for Success

Walgett Community College is an Early Action for Success (EAfS) School. EAfS is the department's strategy to improve students’ literacy and numeracy skills through a targeted approach in the early years of schooling. 

EAfS supports the implementation of the NSW Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2017-2020.

There are five key features of EAfS Phase 2 supporting Kindergarten to Year 2 literacy and numeracy:

  • instructional leadership
  • personalised learning
  • assessment for learning
  • targeted interventions
  • high quality professional learning with a focus on the early years of schooling K–2.

For more information about EAfS please contact the school.