Curriculum Overview

At the primary campus of Columba Catholic College, we promote a student centred culture that recognises parents as partners in learning and authentic, collaborative and positive relationships are fostered. Our curriculum program and teaching strategies plan to align teaching and learning to identify what students need to know, do and think in order to successfully demonstrate competency against the learning area Achievement Standard of the Australian Curriculum. Educational practices are informed by the Alice Springs Declaration to be responsible for creating and sustaining high quality learning environments and conditions under which quality teaching and learning takes place. This includes instilling a culture of high expectations, collaboration and professional growth.

Teachers provide pedagogy which caters for different learning styles, individual needs and character strengths are ascertained and promoted.  A variety of groupings are encouraged to engage students (e.g. individual, small group and whole class). Teachers strive to provide timely, appropriate and effective feedback to all students throughout the learning process.  The Early Years Education programme aims to guide students in their first year of schooling through teaching interactions with others, experimentation, practice and play in the classroom. Priority is given to literacy and numeracy development as these are the foundations upon which further learning is built.  Our programme recognises that play is a vehicle for learning of young children and that children will learn directly through hands-on experience.

Primary students have access to learning in the following subjects:

  • Religion
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Health and Physical Education
  • HASS –  Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Geography & History (Years Prep – 6)
    • Civics & Citizenship (Years 3 – 6)
    • Economics and Business (Years 5 – 6)
  • The Arts – Dance, Music, Drama, Visual Arts and Media.
  • Technologies – Design and Digital
  • LOTE (Chinese) Years 4 – 6


Contact Details

PO Box 274
Charters Towers QLD 4820


Mt Carmel Campus

Phone: 07 4787 1744
Fax: 07 4787 4986
6-8 Hackett Terrace
Charters Towers QLD 4820

St Mary's Campus

Phone: 07 4754 6333
59-69 Mary Street
Charters Towers QLD 4820

25 Jul

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