Brocklesby Public School

Gently in manner. Strongly in matter.

Telephone02 6029 4272

Learning at our school

Find out more about what your child will learn at our school.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the curriculum, Kindergarten to Year 12, for all NSW schools.

For the primary years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in 6 key learning areas:

  • creative arts
  • English
  • human society and its environment (HSIE)
  • mathematics
  • personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
  • science and technology.

Some primary schools may also offer languages.

Like all NSW schools, we have developed teaching and learning programs to suit our local context and the needs of our students.

To learn more about curriculum in NSW, visit:

Stages of learning

There are 6 stages of learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. Primary school covers Early Stage 1, or Kindergarten, to the end of Stage 3.

  • Stage 1 includes Kindergarten to Year 2 (Kindergarten is referred to as Early Stage 1).
  • Stage 2 includes Years 3 and 4.
  • Stage 3 includes Years 5 and 6.

At Brocklesby School our collective passion is teaching and learning which is why we continually strive for excellence in all that we do. Our integrated units of learning operate on an alternating 3 year cycle and are built around the New South Wales Curriculum which aims to prepare students for a world in which knowledge, is highly valued and constantly changing. To be successful, students need a broad range of knowledge which is strongly emphasised not only in the key learning areas, particularly literacy and numeracy, but also on the development of critical and creative thinking and personal and inter-personal skills.

Through ongoing collection of data from a range of sources, our teachers are able to determine the individual point of learning for each child along their learning pathway and from this develop targeted learning goals.  Knowing exactly where students are at with their learning and what concepts they need to develop, particularly in literacy and numeracy ensures more accurate teaching and greater progression of all students along their learning pathway.

All staff work closely to collaborate on planning, data analysis, and consistency of practice all directed at achieving optimal learning growth for each student.  These collaborative practices provide collegiate support to deliver a high quality education program and share a collective responsibility for all students. Our staff is committed to continuing to build their professional knowledge and understandings in order to deliver a challenging and relevant education for all students.

We have teachers dedicated to delivering specialist programs including Physical Education, Visual Arts and drama, technology and music programs.  We also offer an excellent Sports program, with opportunities for students to compete in a range of sports at district level, with the potential to progress to regional and possibly even state levels.

In every classroom, students have their learning made explicit through learning intentions and success criteria. Providing evidence against these enables students to identify where they sit within the Learning Zone, thus providing valuable feedback to the teacher, in order to continually make adjustments to meet their learning needs.

A variety of learning approaches operate within each classroom and include among other things, whole group, small group and individual work.  Students work with peers who share the same or similar point of learning, as well as students at different points along the learning pathway so that all learners are challenged to extend their learning. All learners at Brocklesby PS are encouraged to inquire, pose questions, investigate solutions, make choices, work collaboratively, as well as independently and most importantly, they are encouraged to think more deeply for themselves.

It is imperative that our students learn in an environment where positive attitudes, self-esteem, a sense of achievement and a love of learning are supported and celebrated.