Kto10 Circulars - Edition 5, June 2022
General information, SIRS and enrolments
Consultation on proposed revisions to Australian Curriculum Languages – German, Indonesian, Korean, Modern Greek and Spanish
Adriana Douglas (08) 9273 6784
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) have released proposed revisions to the Australian Curriculum: Languages – German, Indonesian, Korean, Modern Greek and Spanish, for Foundation to Year 10, as part of the Australian Curriculum review.
Materials can be accessed from the following links:
Scope and Sequence
The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) has scheduled consultation workshops to assist teachers to unpack the documents and to collect feedback to inform the Western Australian jurisdictional feedback to ACARA.
Registrations are now open for the consultation workshops.
Languages consultation workshop: Primary
Wednesday, 20 July 8.30 am – 11.00 am, Conference Rooms 1-3, Ground floor, School Curriculum and Standards Authority, 303 Sevenoaks Street Cannington
Languages consultation workshop: Secondary
Wednesday, 20 July 12.30 pm – 3.00 pm, Conference Rooms 1-3, Ground floor, School Curriculum and Standards Authority, 303 Sevenoaks Street Cannington
Languages consultation session: Primary and Secondary
Thursday, 21 July 3.45 pm – 5.30 pm, online via WebEx
Feedback on the proposed revisions is invited via the Authority’s survey link until 9am Friday, 22 July 2022: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6889891/Review-of-the-Australian-Curriculum-F-10-Languages-Learning-Area-2022.
Handwriting Continuum Resource
Graeme Quelch (08) 9273 6758
Schools are advised that the Handwriting Continuum resource is available on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority extranet https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/teaching/p-10-handwriting-continuum
The Handwriting Continuum outlines some of the likely observable qualities of the progression of handwriting through phases of development rather than year level standards. The continuum commences with a beginning writing phase and progresses through to the development of a personal handwriting style and is represented through 18 phases. Provided with each phase is a description of the common observable qualities, and a selection of student work samples. The samples exemplify each phase and highlight specific qualities in the phase. They also provide further clarification of the finer differences between each phase.
Possible uses and advice on use of the Handwriting Continuum include:
- monitoring students’ learning and development as writers
- identifying areas for teaching from the point of need
- outlining a continuum of handwriting development for teachers
- providing a focus for feedback to students
- supporting feedback in discussions with parents regarding their student’s handwriting development
- providing a common language and modelled understandings for schools to use for whole school planning.
WACE Language course applications – Year 11 or 12 2023
Adriana Douglas (08) 9273 6784
Nadia Civa (08) 9273 6355
Schools are advised that the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s (the Authority) online Application for permission to enrol in a WACE language course in 2023 is available from Monday, 13 June 2022 via the Student Records Management System (SRMS) student portal (https://studentportal.scsa.wa.edu.au/).
The purpose of the languages enrolment process is to ensure that students with a linguistic advantage in a language are not assessed against students who do not have the same advantage.
When the online applications have been submitted in the student portal, schools complete the three school stages in the SRMS portal (https://srms.scsa.wa.edu.au/). When the three school stages have been completed, the Authority reviews the applications and determines students’ WACE language course enrolment status in the SRMS portal. Students can see their WACE language course enrolment status in the student portal and school users can monitor the progress of applications in the SRMS portal.
It is recommended that all Year 10 students, and Year 9 accelerated students currently studying a language, complete a language application for study in one or more of the following Languages courses:
*new WACE language course available to schools from 2023
Schools are advised that the 2022 dates for submission of an Application for permission to enrol in a WACE language course in 2023 are:
- 27 July 2022 or earlier if students start the 2023 school year in Term 4, 2022
- 26 August 2022 or earlier if students start the 2023 school year in Term 1, 2023.
It is advised that schools use the School guide for online applications for WACE language courses or inform students to access the Student guide for online applications for WACE language courses to assist when completing the applications, or email email@example.com.