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September 2019


We have recently updated our strategic plan, which has now been approved by our Board. I love our updated vision statement:

Inspire improvement in the learning of all young Australians through world-class curriculum, assessment and reporting.

The addition of the word 'inspire' goes to the spirit with which we undertake our work: we recognise that the ultimate outcomes of what we do are achieved through the work of teachers, so we are committed to doing the best job we can to support teachers to fan the flames of wonder in our children and young people, so they can learn and grow into the best versions of themselves they can be. 

Visit the ACARA website to see our updated strategic plan (PDF 152 kb).

Kind regards,
David de Carvalho


New resources on the Australian Curriculum website

The Australian Curriculum website has been updated with new resources for teachers:

  • work samples for Languages (Korean F–10)
  • work samples for History (7–10)
  • Year 3 and 4 teacher background information to support teachers incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures in the Australian Curriculum: Science.


Indigenous Literacy Day

4 September was Indigenous Literacy Day, a day for celebrating Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy, as well as promoting access to literacy resources in remote communities.

Read our media release (PDF 138 kb)  


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