Victorian government schools are required to use the Victorian Curriculum F–10, which sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for lifelong learning, social development and active and informed citizenship. It provides a comprehensive set of content descriptions and associated achievement standards to enable teachers to plan, monitor, assess and report on the learning achievement of every student.
Longwood students are high achievers and consistently score well above the expected levels across the curriculum. Our students’ educational journeys are underpinned by Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) carefully tailored to ensure their specific learning needs are met. Small class sizes and additional classroom assistance enable us to provide support for all students at their point of need. The classrooms operate on a junior, middle and senior division with flexible groupings across the school in a range of subject areas. The use of computers and iPads is incorporated into the curriculum.
Our Inquiry program runs on a repeating three-year cycle and covers all aspects of the Victorian Curriculum, emphasising Literacy and Numeracy. For our Inquiry-based learning we focus on investigative and skill-based learning while expanding the knowledge and understanding of Science, the Humanities and Design and Technology.