Our Curriculum - Academic Programs

Carlton South Public School provides a comprehensive curriculum through exciting and differentiated learning activities to promote equity and excellence. We ensure that we meet the needs and interest of the individual students as well as their stage of development.


The programs provided from Kindergarten to Year 6 focus on seven Learning Areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Creative Arts 

Our programs stimulate students' thinking, communicating, investigating, exploring and problem solving skills. We also promote physical activity and healthy eating, and help all children prepare for their transition to school and high school. 


Learning across the curriculum

Learning activities include whole-class, small-group and independent work which are underpinned by the NSW Syllabus documents. This ensures that students access all content across the curriculum to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens.

 Cross-curriculum priorities enable students to develop understanding about and address the contemporary issues they face.

The cross-curriculum priorities are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  • Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia
  • Sustainability 

General capabilities encompass the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours to assist students to live and work successfully in the 21st century.

The general capabilities are:

  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Ethical understanding
  • Information and communication technology capability
  • Intercultural understanding
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Personal and social capability 


Other important information about our curriculum includes:

  • A well-established performing arts program
  • Specialist staff to support:
    • students from language backgrounds other than English
    • students experiencing learning difficulties
    • students in need of counselling
    • students with special physical and social needs
  • Reading Recovery Program
  • Positive student wellbeing programs
    • a buddy system between Kindergarten and senior primary students
    • Drug Education incorporating visits from the Life Education van
    • Child Protection
    • Personal Development
  • Relevant excursions to complement class programs
  • A well-resourced library to develop information skills
  • Innovative future focused learning programs
    • Robotics
    • Coding