St Luke's Catholic Primary School

Primary Curriculum

St Luke's provides a well-resourced education plan which provides a dynamic and challenging curriculum. The school's curriculum provides for flexible learning experiences that enable students to experience success in their learning.

Religious Education

Religious Education

Religious Education is central to all our teaching and Gospel values are integrated into teaching and learning in all Key Learning Areas. Religious Education participates in the Church’s mission of evangelization, to announce the Good News of Jesus Christ. Religious Education is a lifelong process with parents being the foremost educators of their children. Religious Education in the school years is a partnership of home, parish and school.

The Archdiocese of Sydney Religious Education Curriculum provides appropriate teaching and learning opportunities for the students and the Religious Education texts To Know Worship and Love are used as a classroom resource to support the curriculum.

The content strands of the curriculum are:

  • Liturgical Year
  • Self / Others
  • Church
  • Creation

Key Learning Areas

Key Learning Areas are broad groupings of subjects. There are six Key Learning Areas (KLAs) in the Board of Studies primary curriculum in New South Wales. Each KLA deals with the knowledge, skills and understandings that are relevant and appropriate for primary students. Subjects are organised in this way to help teachers to manage the scope of the primary curriculum and to ensure that students have access to a well-balanced curriculum. Catholic Schools teach a seventh area and that is Religious Education.

The six KLAs are as follows:


English is the KLA where students develop knowledge, skills and understandings about English language and literature. English also has a wider role as a means of learning in all KLAs.


The essential content for Mathematics is structured using one process strand Working Mathematically and five content strands:

  • Number
  • Patterns & Algebra
  • Data
  • Measurement
  • Space & Geometry

These strands contain the knowledge, skills and understanding for the study of Mathematics.

Science and Technology

Science and Technology provides opportunities for students to learn about natural and made environments by engaging in scientific and technological activity. Science and Technology involves students in investigating, designing and making, and using technology.

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

The Personal Development, Health and Physical Education KLA helps students develop self-esteem, social responsibility, personal fitness and the ability to make informed decisions about health and lifestyle decisions.

Human Society and Its Environment

This area deals with the interactions of people with one another and with the social, cultural and physical environments as they attempt to meet their needs.

Creative Arts

Creative Arts include the art forms of visual arts, music, drama and dance. Learning in these art forms provides opportunities for students to develop their abilities to make works and appraise their own works and the works of others.