Surrey Hills Primary School follows the Victorian Curriculum as the basis for all of the teaching and learning in our school. The Victorian Curriculum F-10 is the curriculum for Victorian schools. It is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship. It incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian standards and priorities. The curriculum is accessed from the Victorian Curriculum F-10 website.
The curriculum has a strong focus on developing literacy and numeracy skills. Students study a range of subjects guided by the Victorian Curriculum through our 12 Inquiry units which incorporate English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Humanities, ICT along with our specialist subjects, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Physical Education and LOTE (Mandarin).
Surrey Hills Primary School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate - Primary Years Program (IB|PYP) and we are pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality education and the development of inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are empowered to use agency to create a better and more peaceful world.
Other learning programs and opportunities offered to enrich students' connectedness to the school include Instrumental Music, Mini Singers and Choir, Dance Groups, Student Council, camps and excursions, and special interest activity days that extend student learning opportunities. Our curriculum also incorporates opportunities for students to develop decision making, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Surrey Hills Primary School provides an educational journey that values and addresses each student as an individual, and recognises their role in their immediate and global communities. We are committed to maximising the educational opportunities for all students, striving for continuous improvement and individual growth.
We recognise and understand that students need a positive environment where they feel safe, secure and respected for true and authentic learning to take place. As a community, teachers, students and parents work together according to our shared values of kindness, care and respect. IB learners strive to be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.
Surrey Hills Primary School is a school which promotes integrity and life-long learning for all, on the understanding that students’ health, safety and wellbeing are essential to learning and development.