The Australian Curriculum: Technologies describes two distinct but related subjects:
- Design and Technologies, in which students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions for authentic needs and opportunities
- Digital Technologies, in which students use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement digital solutions.
The Australian Curriculum: Technologies aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:
- investigate, design, plan, manage, create and evaluate solutions
- are creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, and understand how technologies have developed over time
- make informed and ethical decisions about the role, impact and use of technologies in the economy, environment and society for a sustainable future
- engage confidently with and responsibly select and manipulate appropriate technologies − materials, data, systems, components, tools and equipment − when designing and creating solutions
- critique, analyse and evaluate problems, needs or opportunities to identify and create solutions.
Source: Australian Curriculum (https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/technologies/introduction/)
Health and physical education (HPE) promotes the value of physical activity in students' lives. It gives students opportunities to learn about and practice ways of working with others and adopt and maintain a healthy, productive and active life.
HPE studies allow students to:
- participate in regular and varied physical education experiences
- promote the health of their community, and to make informed decisions relating their health and safety
- develop and refine personal and social skills to promote positive interactions with others, be resilient and manage their own lives.
The Arts encompass those artistic pursuits that express and communicate - through dance, drama, media, music and visual art - what it is to be human.
Through these five distinct art forms, we develop, share and pass on understandings of ourselves, our histories, our cultures and our worlds to future generations.
The Arts provide students with the knowledge, skills and understandings to express ideas, observations, experiences, values and beliefs.
Students use their creativity, imagination and senses as they develop, extend and enhance their understanding of arts practice through active inquiry, engagement and reflection, both individually and collaboratively.