Primary curriculum Illustrations of practice

St Stephen's School, Carramar


At the time of filming St Stephen’s Carramar had 490 students F–6. The school’s emphasis is on developing students, with the curriculum as the platform and context. Both teachers and students are encouraged to take risks in the learning process. Integration of learning areas has been a key to managing the Australian Curriculum. The school began with an audit of what was already in place, assessed it against the Australian Curriculum and adopted and adapted, seeking areas for improvement.

The journey of using the Australian Curriculum has involved developing trust and honouring previous achievements and work. Teachers had the opportunity to be curriculum leaders, specialising in learning area content, working with consultants for deep understanding, then working with staff on an individual and year-level basis. The staff use shared school based proformas and documents when planning. When planning, the staff focus on learning intentions, assessment and reflection. Integrated units outlined in the film are for Year 6: English, history, technology and general capabilities; and for year 1: English, geography and technology.

St Stephen's School is a Uniting Church co-educational school in Western Australia with two campuses for Pre-Primary – Year 12 at Carramar and Duncraig. The school’s mission is "working together as a Christian community in the Uniting Church tradition to inspire learning that transforms and empowers lives". The school seeks to provide an environment that will encourage young people to become self-confident, respectful of others, enquiring of mind, equipped for life-long learning and committed to serve in the community. The school has a strategic intent “to change the world, one person at a time”. Staffing at St Stephen's School Carramar includes two deputy principals, specialists in the areas of library, visual art, physical education, music, French and Biblical studies, and a Learning Enrichment team that assists students in the areas of support, and gifted and talented education

St Stephen's School, Carramar
Carramar WA 6031 Australia

School type


School sector


School location


School size

400 - 600 students


These illustrations of personalised learning are not licensed under the creative commons license used for other material on the Australian Curriculum website. Instead, you may view, download, display, reproduce, and distribute these materials in unaltered form only for your personal, non-commercial educational purposes or for the non-commercial educational purposes of your organisation, provided that you retain this copyright notice. This means you cannot edit, modify or adapt any of these materials and you cannot sub-license any of these materials to others. Apart from any uses permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and those explicitly granted above, all other rights are reserved by ACARA.