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What Matters Statements


 Our curriculum encompass the concepts set out in the statements of what matters in the 27 ‘Statements of What Matters Code’ across all of the Areas of learning Experience




(Expressive arts)


(Health & Wellbeing)




(Mathematics & numeracy)


(Languages, Literacy and Communication)


(Science and Technology)

Exploring the expressive arts is essential to developing artistic skills and knowledge and it enables students to become curious and creative individuals.

Developing physical health and well-being has lifelong benefits.

Enquiry, exploration and investigation inspire curiosity about the world, its past, present and future.

The number system is used to represent and compare relationships between numbers and quantities.

Languages connect us.

Being curious and searching for answers is essential to understanding and predicting phenomena.

Responding and reflecting, both as artist and audience, is a fundamental part of learning in the expressive arts.

How we process and respond to our experiences affects our mental health and emotional well-being.

Events and human experiences are complex, and are perceived, interpreted and represented in different ways.

Algebra uses symbol systems to express the structure of mathematical relationships.

Understanding languages is key to understanding the world around us.

Design thinking and engineering offer technical and creative ways to meet society’s needs and wants.

Creating combines skills and knowledge, drawing on the senses, inspiration and imagination.

Our decision-making impacts on the quality of our lives and the lives of others.

Our natural world is diverse and dynamic, influenced by processes and human actions.

Geometry focuses on relationships involving shape, space and position, and measurement focuses on quantifying phenomena in the physical world.

Expressing ourselves through languages is key to communication.

The world around us is full of living things which depend on each other for survival.


How we engage with social influences shapes who we are and affects our health and well-being. 

Human societies are complex and diverse, and shaped by human actions and beliefs.

Statistics represent data, probability models chance, and both support informed inferences and decisions.

Literature fires imagination and inspires creativity.

Matter and the way it behaves defines our universe and shapes our lives.


Healthy relationships are fundamental to our well-being.  

Informed, self-aware citizens engage with the challenges and opportunities that face humanity, and are able to take considered and ethical action.


Forces and energy provide a foundation for understanding our universe.


Computation is the foundation for our digital world.