Teaching and Learning - WA Curriculum


The Western Australian Curriculum sets consistently high standards for what all young West Australians should learn as they progress through schooling. It prepares Western Australia’s next generation for the future and lays the building blocks for generations to come.

The Western Australian Curriculum focuses on Learning Area Content and Achievement Standards. These describe what students will learn and teachers will teach. It also gives attention to seven General Capabilities that are important for life and work in the 21st century. The General Capabilities and the Cross-Curriculum Priorities are not added as additional subjects. They are dealt with, where relevant, through the learning area content on which the curriculum is built.



Dawson Park Primary School is comprehensively covering all aspects of this curriculum. In addition, all classes from Kindy through to Year 7 follow whole school planning documents which reflect the key skills and content of the West Australian Curriculum in a succinct, structured and progressive way. This ensures a consistent approach across the school.

For more information on the Western Australian Curriculum and what it means for schools, feel free to come and chat with us or visit the their website at