The Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline
Mandy Hudson(08) 9273 6755
Schools have received a letter from the Authority’s Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer providing an update on the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline which is mandated for all Western Australian schools.
The letter can be accessed via the Authority’s website at: http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/Publications/Communication_to_schools
Pre-primary – Year 10 syllabuses released for Western Australian schools
Mandy Hudson(08) 9273 6755
On the 20 July 2015, the Minister for Education, the Honourable Peter Collier MLC, notified principals that the School Curriculum and Standards Authority had released Western Australian year-level syllabuses for the following Pre-primary – Year 10 learning areas:
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Health and Physical Education
- The Arts.
We are pleased to advise that the syllabuses have been provided five months ahead of schedule to allow teachers more time for familiarisation.
A copy of the Minister’s letter to principals can be found via:http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/_Documents/General/P-10_syllabus_release_letter_to_principals.pdf
The syllabuses and frequently asked questions can be accessed via the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline: http://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/
The achievement standards for Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education will be published in the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline before the commencement of the 2016 school year with Technologies, The Arts and Languages progressively published during 2016.
The annotated work samples for Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Health and Physical Education and Technologies will be published in the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline during 2016.
Request for feedback on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website
Sarah Clough(08) 9273 6396
In the last 6 months the Authority has launched the new look Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline (http://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/) and the WACE 2015-16 site (http://wace1516.scsa.wa.edu.au/)
In early 2016 we will be launching a new and improved Authority website (www.scsa.wa.edu.au) and we would like to take this opportunity to ask for you feedback in the form of a short survey.
Provide your feedback at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2257486/Website-feedback
Teacher register, for School Curriculum and Standards Authority projects
Teacher register for projects:
Pax Yip(08) 9273 6740
The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is establishing a register of experienced teachers interested in participating in both paid and voluntary projects that arise from time to time. Examples of past and current projects that require teacher expertise at a high level include:
- Judging Standards: coordination and planning work
- Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA)
- Preparation of teacher support materials
- Revision of course outlines, assessment tasks and marking keys
- Development of sample assessments
- Sharing of teacher resources.
If you are interested in participating in these or future projects, please register your interest by emailingHRhelp@scsa.wa.edu.au with the following details:
- Full Name (including middle name if applicable)
- Teaching subject/s
- Year level/s taught
- Number of years of experience in the relevant subject
- Current Teacher Registration Board number
- Current or previous school experience
- Work email address
- Daytime telephone number
- Mobile number.
Once registered, you may be contacted as relevant opportunities arise.
Requests for SCSA student numbers for 2016
Lynn Galbraith(08) 9273 6702
SCSA student numbers info line(08) 9273 6344
Effective 12 October 2015, schools can request School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) student numbers automatically through the student information record system (SIRS) for Year 7 students starting in 2016. Details of how to request SCSA student numbers are in Section 1.2 of the Data Procedures Manual 2015 -http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/Publications/Data_Procedures_Manual.
For students other than Year 7, schools are encouraged to do an initial search in SIRS for student numbers via Enrolment > Student Enrolment > Find Student Number. If no record is found, schools can email@example.com and advise the following:
- your school code
- student first name
- student surname
- date of birth
- academic year
- if the student has arrived in WA from overseas or interstate.
This will enable a more comprehensive search to be undertaken before a new number is issued.