Our Curriculum


The Gilmore Primary School Curriculum is based on the concept of offering a broad education within a structure that allows choice and which addresses each individual's interests, needs and strengths.

The school follows the curriculum framework designated for all ACT schools, including:

  • The Australian Curriculum designed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA),
  • The ACT Curriculum Framework – 'Every Chance to Learn' (ECL) and Essential Learning Achievements, and
  • The Early Years Learning Framework for our preschool site.

The focus of this curriculum is to develop each student as a learner, a person, a member of the community and a contributor to society.  This is achieved through timetabled classroom programs and the extra-curricular opportunities available for students.

Kindergarten to Year 6 focuses on eight key learning areas:

English (ACARA)
The aim of the program is to develop the child's ability and desire to listen, speak, read and write. Thinking is integral to all meaningful language activities and is considered essential to the program. A wide range of language/communication experiences are provided.

Mathematics (ACARA)
The teaching of mathematics has an emphasis on understanding mathematics and becoming competent in basic number facts, mathematical operation and application.  The curriculum reflects the National Profile strands - Working Mathematically, Space, Number, Measurement, Chance and Data and Algebra.

History (ACARA) and Studies of Society and the Environment (ECL)
The aim is to contribute to the development of individuals who can operate flexibly, autonomously, co-operatively and responsibly in their changing environment.

Languages Other Than English (LOTE programme, part of ECL)
The Japanese LOTE program at Gilmore Primary offers students the opportunity to develop communication skills that allow them access to societies and cultures beyond their own, through developing skills in understandings, interaction, reading, responding and writing.

Science (ACARA)
At Gilmore all children participate in an interactive Science program which emphasises process skills, manipulative skills, positive attitudes, concepts and hands-on activities.

Technology (ECL)
Technology is the result of servicing a need by using creativity and ingenuity to come up with practical solutions. At Gilmore Primary the study of technology is a dynamic process with elements of designing, making and appraising or evaluating, encouraging children to ask questions about their world. Technology is experienced across all areas of the curriculum.

Health and Physical Education (ECL)
Our sport and physical activity programme aims to give attention to the maximum development of each child physically, mentally, morally and socially. Health education focuses on developing skills for children to take responsibility for their own health and safety, while physical education stresses the importance of fitness, cooperation and sports skills development.

The Arts (ECL)
Our program encompasses the areas of Dance, Drama, Media, Music and Visual Arts. Active participation by all children is encouraged to create, make and present, while developing an understanding and appreciation of The Arts.To browse each section, navigate your mouse to the options shown on the left-hand side to learn more about the tailored programmes we have to offer at Gilmore Primary.

To browse each section, navigate your mouse to the options shown on the left-hand side to learn more about the tailored programmes we have to offer at Gilmore Primary.