The Learning Curriculum followed by Atlantis Beach Baptist College is based on The Australian National Curriculum and the Western Australian K – 10 Curriculum and Assessment Outline and covers the following Learning Areas:
- The Arts - music, dance, drama, visual arts and media
- English - reading, writing, speaking, listening, spelling, handwriting
- Health and Physical Education
- Humanities and Social Sciences – History & Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business
- Languages – Japanese
- Technologies – Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies
The English, Humanities, Mathematics and Science Learning Areas follows the Australian Curriculum at Atlantis Beach Baptist College and other Pre-Primary (Foundation) to Year 10 Learning Areas as they are implemented in Western Australia. This includes The Arts, Economics & Business, Civics and Citizenship, Technologies, Health and Physical Education and Languages. Text books reflect the Australian Curriculum. At Atlantis Beach Baptist College, Christian Education is also part of the curriculum.
The Junior Primary (Years 1 to 3) program creates a safe and nurturing environment, committed to the development of the ‘whole child’ (physical, academic, spiritual, emotional and social) and we provide a variety of programs which focus on the individual needs of each young learner. Students enjoy the benefits of using computers for daily learning. Quality literacy and numeracy programs are provided at each year level, with literacy integrated across all learning areas. Learning programs are effective, exciting, contemporary and challenging.
The Upper Primary (Years 4 to 6) program aims to provide a caring, secure and stimulating learning environment, to develop self-confidence in each student, with tolerance of and concern for others. The program is a balanced curriculum, which aims to challenge each student to achieve and celebrate their personal best. Year 5 and 6 students enjoy the benefits of personal laptop computers. We encourage children to be self-disciplined and reflective learners and take responsibility for their own behaviour and learning during their transition years of schooling.
Primary Learning Opportunities
The College offers a quality arts program for all students to enjoy. This includes Visual Art, Music, Drama, Media and Dance within the class curriculum, as specialist subjects and as after school clubs. As we grow and develop, the music program will incorporate choirs, bands and musical productions. Private music tuition, at a cost to parents, is also be offered for a wide range of musical instruments. Languages other than English are learned at the College, commencing in Kindergarten. Technology Studies include the latest in ICT and computing as well as design challenges and competitions. Physical Education and Fitness programs are part of the curriculum and Health Awareness will be encouraged at each year level. This specialist area includes Physical Education lessons, Health lessons and Fitness sessions. A number of different sports are offered to allow children the opportunity to develop skills and participation in a range of sports. College Sporting teams in the future may include Netball, Basketball, Soccer, Rugby and Football. Interschool sport will include Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country and others as the College grows. Swimming lessons are held during the year, daily for 1 week for all Pre-Primary to Year 6 students. College Extra-Curricular Programs provide students with an opportunity to participate in a wide range of different activities and include before and after school clubs such as Drama, Lego, Running, Minecraft and Just Dance.