LOCAL schools are settling into the new Australian curriculum which is being slowly phased in.
The Australian curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities important for all Australian students in the areas of science, maths, history and english as well as defining cross-curriculum priorities relevant across all subject areas.
Schools in the area have adopted the system at different rates, some choosing to report on one, two or all four of the units.
Naracoorte Primary School teacher Andrea Lawrie is one of the facilitators of the new curriculum in the area and said the school was settling in "really well" to the new curriculum.
It is implementing and reporting to maths and science this year while staff familiarise themselves with the english and history side of the curriculum.
Ms Lawrie said the working in of cross-curriculum priorities such as sustainability, Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture have been a major focus with projects such as the canoe tree project and sustainability work in the North Parklands.
"We've made a real push with the cross-curriculum priorties," Ms Lawrie said.
Full story in this week's Herald.