Year 6 Curriculum

At St Andrew’s School, the Year 6 students follow the Australian Curriculum, enhanced by an exciting Leadership Program that acknowledges the needs of early adolescents. This curriculum is more disciplinary in nature providing a hybrid primary/middle school environment to help prepare our students for the next phase of their education. The subject groups listed below provide a broad and balanced curriculum that continues to further develop creative, critical and reflective thinking in our students – key indicators of future success.

The subject groups taught in Year 6 are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technologies (Digital Technologies & Design)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business)
  • Language – Chinese Mandarin
  • The Arts (Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Drama, Media Arts)
  • Health and Physical Education

As well as providing a rigorous, challenging and engaging academic curriculum, we believe it is important to develop the ‘whole’ person with a strong emphasis on personal understanding, the emerging sense of self and also the importance of belonging to and serving a community. This philosophy underpins the Year 6 Leadership Program where we encourage our students to use their initiative and take action. This can be seen every single day with students actively contributing to the school community through running events, working alongside community members and making a difference.

At St Andrew’s School we also believe it is important to foster communication and collaboration skills, build intercultural understanding and develop global engagement – essential qualities for young people who are becoming global citizens.

For further information about the Australian Curriculum, click on the link below:


Leadership – Students learn more about themselves using the instrument Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children (MMTIC) and students may choose to take part in the Student Leadership Process for the formal Year 6 Student Leadership Positions

Leadership Events - such as fundraising for local, national & global communities

Leadership Programme

  • Challenge Week including Team Building, SkyChallenge and Aquatics Camp
  • Year 6 Leadership Action Groups
  • Bike Hike
  • Leading the House Carnival for Year 3 – 6 students

Canberra Study Tour

Graduation Social

Valedictory Service

Personal Project – a significant student-directed inquiry produced over an extended period (Term 2 & Term 3). There is a particular emphasis on the development of research skills, self -management skills, thinking skills and communication and social skills.