Wilcannia Central School

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Becoming a learner (K-6)

Early Stage 1 - Stage 3 | Kindergarten - Year 6

All primary students in New South Wales study these key learning areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Human Society and its Environment (comprised of the History and Geography syllabuses)
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
  • Creative Arts

Fast ForWord

Students in years 2-6 take part in the Fast ForWord program every day. This online program engages students in games that build their memory, attention, processing rate and sequencing skills. Through developing these skills students will see improvements in their reading and overall learning. 


Students learn about the English language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling. Through studying English students are able to experiment with ideas and expression, to become active, independent and lifelong learners, to work with each other and to reflect on their own learning. 


By studying mathematics, primary students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within the classroom and beyond.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

Science and Technology

In science and technology, all primary students explore the natural and made worlds. They learn how to apply scientific and technological skills, knowledge and understanding across a broad range of contexts.

Science provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real world problems. The inquiry and skill-based nature of science opens doors to ideas and discoveries.

Creative Arts

In creative arts at Wilcannia Central School, primary students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts where they learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform.

Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Human Society and its Environment

In human society and its environment (HSIE), primary students study specific historical and geographical concepts and skills. 

Students explore varied subjects in human society and its environment to learn about history, geography, people, societies and culture.

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) provides primary students with opportunities to explore issues that are likely to impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others – now and in the future. Students also participate in challenging and enjoyable physical activity, improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence.