Wellers Hill State School provides students with the opportunity to complete their Primary school study via two pathways, an Australian Curriculum English (ACE) pathway from Prep to Year 6 or an Australian Curriculum Japanese (ACJ) Immersion pathway from Year 1 to Year 6. Learning in both pathways is based on the Australian Curriculum.
The students' educational, social and personal development needs underpin our approach to all activities. Wellers Hill State School promotes a global education that acknowledges the interconnectedness of cultures and languages.
In the Australian Curriculum Japanese Pathway 50% of a two week timetable is devoted to teaching through English and the other 50% through Japanese, thereby ensuring balanced exposure to the two languages.
In the Australian Curriculum English Pathway students are taught the Australian Curriculum through English. All students at Wellers Hill State School learn Japanese. A strong emphasis is placed on the development of literacy skills in both English and Japanese.
The school follows the Australian Curriculum for:
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- The Arts (Media, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Music)
- Health and Physical Education
Wellers Hill State School offers a unique Japanese Literacy program planned by the Japanese teachers specifically for the students in the ACJ pathway.
Unlike any other school in Australia, the above Australian Curriculum Learning Areas can be taught either through English or Japanese. The content of the curriculum reflects both the Australian and Japanese cultures, thus giving students bicultural education.
The ACJ program is based on the philosophy of Content and Language Integrated Learning – CLIL. CLIL was developed in Europe in the 1990s and is now used world-wide.
At Wellers Hill State School our curriculum is developed using the eight key learning area documents produced by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.