ACARA news, April 2014

Herald Sun: 'If kids fall behind, we need to be told'

30 April 2014

Susie O’Brien of the Herald Sun writes about the upcoming NAPLAN tests and measuring student achievement.

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Anzac Day in the Australian Curriculum

24 April 2014

As Anzac Day approaches, it is opportune to remember that schools across the country will commemorate Anzac Day. This remembrance is complemented by what students learn about the Anzac legend through the Australian history curriculum.

Content relating to Anzac Day is contained throughout the curriculum, from Foundation to senior modern history, with school children learning how such events have played an integral part in shaping our nation’s history.

ABC Brisbane: kids' test nervousness can be reduced

10 April 2014

Rebecca McLaren from ABC Brisbane discusses with Dr Divna Haslam from the Parenting & Family Support Centre at the University of Queensland how to reduce child nervousness during test times.

Donwnload Rebecca McLaren and Dr Divna Haslam's conversation

Primary Matters for primary schools

02 April 2014

Primary Matters is the new quarterly update from ACARA’s Primary Curriculum team. The newsletter focuses on ACARA’s work to support primary schools as they manage the implementation of the Australian Curriculum.

Read the April issue of Primary Matters (pdf 504 KB)