Curriculum Profile

At Patterson Lakes Primary School, all students participate in a comprehensive curriculum. The breadth and richness of curriculum offered allows students to be actively involved in their learning, acquiring knowledge, skills, attitudes and values.


2013 will be the first year of the curriculum being based on a combination of the National Curriculum and the Victorian Essential Learning Standards – called AusVELS.


AusVELS is the Foundation (Prep) to Year 10 curriculum that provides a single and comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards, which schools will use to plan student learning programs, assess progress and report to parents.


In 2013, the specific National Curriculum subjects implemented are English, Mathematics, Science and History.  With each year, new components of the National Curriculum will be introduced.


In 2013, all other subjects taught will be based on the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) using the three core interrelated strands of learning:

1. Physical, Personal and Social Learning

This includes physical, personal and social skills such as being active and healthy, developing self confidence, managing personal learning and working with others.

2. Discipline-based Learning

This includes knowledge and understanding from the key subjects of Humanities, Languages and The Arts.

3. Interdisciplinary Learning

This includes other essential skills that apply across curriculum areas such as thinking, design, problem solving, communicating, and using information and communications technology.