The introduction of the Australian Curriculum is an ongoing process and will occur gradually over the next few years. 

Teachers are using both the new Australian National Curriculum and previous South Australian State Curriculum (SACSA) until all areas have been fully introduced.

The Australian Curriculum is set up in 3 main dimensions:

Learning areas

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science Humanities and Social Science – HASS (History, Geography, Civics Citizenship and Business & Economics)
  • The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts)
  • Languages
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Technologies (ICT and Design and Technology)

General capabilities

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Ethical Understanding
  • Intercultural Understanding

Cross-curriculum priorities

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures
  • Asia & Australia’s Engagement with Asia
  • Sustainability

More information

For more information please see the Australian Curriculum website.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts continues to be a major priority within Grange Primary’s teaching and learning programs.

The Arts program refers to all facets of performing arts.

All students have access to a weekly lesson with a specialist teacher; the main focus of these lessons in 2019 is Music and Drama.

Additionally Visual Arts continues to be integrated into classroom learning programs.

Students with High Intellectual Potential (SHIP)

Thinking skills curriculum

We recognise that students who possess exceptional and unique abilities, talents, and interests learn at a pace and depth that sets them apart from their age peers. They require modifications to their teaching and learning experiences so that they become confident, independent and self-directed learners.

Gifted students are identified as a result of observations and information from a range of sources.

Formal strategies can include
  • Psychologist’s reports
  • standard progressive matrices
  • Slosson IQ test
  • achievement test – including Naplan
Informal strategies can include
  • teacher observations and anecdotal notes
  • checklists of traits and characteristics
  • cumulative school history
  • interviews
  • competition results
  • nominations forms
Differentiation programmes are negotiated and based on individual student’s needs and may include
  • Early entry
  • Year level acceleration
  • Subject acceleration
  • Working with a mentor/LAP
  • Enrichment /extension programmes including work at Seaton High School
  • Individual contracts
  • Higher Order Thinking Strategies integrated in classroom programmes
  • Competitions such as Tournament of the Minds, Oliphant Science Awards, ICAS, Future Problem Solving, Math Olympiad, Poetry.
  • Higher Order Thinking Skills

Our staff acknowledge that all students benefit from learning experiences that develop their creative problem solving and critical thinking skills, reasoning ability, and skills in decision-making and communication.

All students are offered teaching and learning programmes which integrate a range of Higher Order Thinking Skills including
  • De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats
  • Graphic organisers such as The Fishbone and Consequence Wheel Compass Rose
  • PMI (Pluses/Minuses/Interesting)
  • Moral Dilemmas
  • Staff Professional Development
Our teachers actively engage in on-going professional learning and training about
  • the characteristics and needs of gifted students identification processes
  • appropriate instructional strategies to use in the classroom, within each school and across the Cluster
  • integration of higher order thinking skills across curricular areas.

**Established in 2001, the Tangara SHIP Cluster consists of four schools in the western suburbs of Adelaide in South Australia.

The membership schools are:

  • Hendon Primary School (Preschool – Year 7),
  • Grange Primary School (Reception – Year 7),
  • West Lakes Shore Primary School (Reception – Year 7), and
  • Seaton High School (Year 8 – Year 12).

Sports & Physical Education

Student participation in Sport and Physical Education is seen as important at Grange.

Through our specialist teaching staff, sports skills/coaching programs and a highly organised after school hours sports program, a wide range of Sport and Physical Education learning activities are available to all students at Grange. The school recognises the importance of a healthy life style and regular daily fitness activities for its students.

We are proud to offer the following after-school sport activities for students:

  • Netball, Wednesday lunchtime
  • Soccer, Terms 2 and 3
  • Softball, watch this space
  • Football, Terms 2 and 3
  • Basketball
  • Cricket, Terms 1 and 4

Get in touch

Location: 39c Jetty Street, Grange SA 5022

Telephone: (08) 8353 2688


Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm

Recess: 10:45am to 11:15am

Lunch: 12:55pm to 1:25pm

Class times: Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 3:05pm

School grounds: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 3:20pm - where there is a teacher on yard duty


Get in touch

39c Jetty Street, Grange SA 5022

(08) 8353 2688


Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm

Class times:
Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 3:05pm

10:45am to 11:15am

12:55pm to 1:25pm

School grounds:
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 3:20pm - where there is a teacher on yard duty