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Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum is implemented in our school in the learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography. Over the next few years the remaining Learning Areas will gradually replace the current QCAR curriculum of HPE, Technology and The Arts.
 
The Australian curriculum gives teachers and students more consistent standards in all schools nationwide, and an updated, contemporary 21st century curriculum.
 
For more information go to the following web address:  http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/
 

Information Communication Technology is integrated across a number of KLAs.

Environmental education is an integral part of student learning with our recycling, reef guardian, gardening and waste reduction programs.

Enrichment Centre (Special Education Program)

The Hall State School Enrichment Centre supports approximately 13% of the school population and is a purpose-built facility in the school grounds. We are committed to working in partnership with parents, caregivers and the wider community to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students.
The Special Education Program teachers work collaboratively with all classroom teachers to provide support for Students with Disabilities and Teacher Aide support is provided within an inclusive setting. 
The Hall State School Enrichment Centre is presently staffed with three Teachers and four Teacher Aides. Mrs Andrea McLeod is the Acting Head of Special Education Services and the centre is serviced with direct phone lines for effective communication with parents.  The Enrichment Centre phone number is 4924 8212. 

Gifted Education

The Hall State School implements an Honours' Program as part of a strategy to expand interests and enhance learning opportunities within its Gifted Education Policy. Each year high achieving students from Years 2-7, nominate for the program.

Students in Years 2-4 undertake a general Honours' program. This involves the self-selection of tasks from a combined list. The students have a four month period in which to complete their work. These tasks involve a combination of theory and application. In Years 5-7, students self-select a subject of area of interest (eg. Mathematics, Science, The Arts etc). They then complete a series of tasks from that Learning Area, which involve a combination of theory and application.

Honours' students may approach teachers and parents for guidance, but are to complete the tasks themselves in order to achieve full credit for their work. At the end of the program there is a special Honours' full school parade. It is an opportunity to showcase the work the students have completed and present them with Honours' certificates in front of the school community. There is also an Honours' excursion day which provides an opportunity for the students who have completed the program to be rewarded for their hard work and also be challenged.

Just to highlight a few, in recent years, our Honours' students have gone "behind the scenes" at the Rockhampton Airport, CQ University and the Rockhampton Police Service to explore possible future careers. This will be the sixth year the program has run at our school. It has evolved over the years to cater for students who participate year after year.