Educating Centralians since 1938

Traeger Campus (Years 5-8)

The curriculum implemented at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College Traeger Campus (Years 5 - 8) is achieved through the Australian Curriculum and the Northern Territory Curriculum Framework (NTCF) which is the approved curriculum framework of the Northern Territory Board of Studies. As a Catholic school, we place great importance on Christian values and creating a supportive and safe community. Religious Education is taught along with all the key learning areas. The General Capabilities and Cross-Curriculum Priorities are also integrated throughout the teaching and learning.

Traeger Campus operates as a middle school using an inquiry model of teaching and learning. Year 5 and 6 students have a single teacher for core subjects: Religious Education; English; Humanities and Social Sciences; Mathematics and Science. Years 7 and 8 students may have a variety of specialist teachers responsible for delivering the curriculum.

Health and Physical Education is a year-long subject. These subjects are delivered by teachers specialising in these areas.

Japanese (LOTE/Languages) is a compulsory year-long subject for all year levels at the Traeger Campus and is then offered to students as an elective in Year 9 on the Sadadeen Campus.

The program of studies at the Traeger Campus is comprehensive. Along with the core subjects, all students complete one semester of the following subjects:

  • Visual Art
  • Digital Technologies
  • Music
  • Food Technology

For students who come from an “English as an Additional Language or Dialect” (EAL/D) background, extra assistance is available.

Students requiring learning support are catered for in the area of literacy through in class support and are also involved in “Guided Reading” where reading comprehension skills are explicitly taught and the “Words Their Way” approach to spelling. These sessions are in small groups and occur four times a week, with each session lasting for 50 minutes.

Students receive two comprehensive Semester Reports at the end of Term 2 and Term 4. Formal Parent/Teacher/Student interviews occur late in Term 1 and Term 3.

Curricula highlights throughout the year include: Year 5 Alice on the Line Camp; Year 6 Confirmation; Year 7 Camp; Founders’ Day; College Concert; Science Week; Literacy and Numeracy Week; ICAS Maths, English and Science competitions; NAIDOC Week; Harmony Day; Swimming Carnival; Athletics Carnival and the Cross Country Challenge.



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