All Queensland schools will now have access to a suite of resources developed to help implement the new Australian Curriculum.
Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) materials, would be available to teachers in the non-state sector from today.
“The Newman Government is committed to revitalising frontline education services for all Queensland families, regardless of which school their children attend,” he said.
“As the Minister for all Queensland schools, I want the best resources available to teachers around the state to lift education outcomes across the board.
“State school teachers have used the C2C material since late 2011 with great success.
“Catholic and independent schools expressed an interest in using the materials, so in the spirit of cooperation across schooling sectors and with a view to boosting learning outcomes for all students, I decided that these resources should be made available to all Queensland teachers.
“Teachers in non-state schools will now be able to access their first instalment of materials and further units will be released throughout the year.”
Curriculum into the Classroom was designed to support schools as they introduced the Prep-Year 10 Australian Curriculum in English, Mathematics, Science, History and, from 2014, Geography.
The resources include lesson plans, whole-school, year level and unit plans, assessment and marking guides and teaching resources.
Mr Langbroek said the roll-out in non-state schools would achieve more consistency in education across Queensland.
“C2C resources have successfully provided a consistent approach to the new curriculum while allowing for adaptation to local needs,” he said.
“It would never be practical to produce materials of this breadth and depth at the individual school level and I’m pleased that the resources will now benefit all Queensland teachers and students.
“The use of C2C materials by non-state schools is not compulsory but by making these important resources available, schools will be able to choose how best to expand their existing curriculum programs.”