Cross curriculum content enriches and supports the learning areas and adds depth to student learning. In NSW students study a range of learning across the curriculum content.
Cross curriculum priorities
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
- Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
- critical and creative thinking
- ethical understanding
- information and communication technology capability
- intercultural understanding
- personal and social capability
Other learning across the curriculum areas
- civics and citizenship
- difference and diversity
- work and enterprise.
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Information and communication technology
The computer lab is well equipped with thirty computers and an interactive whiteboard.
The children at Normanhurst School visit the computer room once a week for a lesson with Ms Taylor. They also use it at other times with their class teacher. They use the computers in a variety of ways, to help with work in different curriculum areas (for example maths, English) and also to learn computer skills.
Some of the computer skills we learn are:
- how to use and care for computer equipment appropriately
- word processing skills (creating and editing documents)
- accessing information and conducting research
- using the internet appropriately
- understanding and using email
- multimedia skills (paint and draw, creating slideshows, movie making)
- creating and using databases
- using peripherals such as digital cameras and scanners
- creating and using spreadsheets
The students use their skills to complete some exciting and creative projects.