Our curriculum intent is what we teach and why.
• Personal Development
At The Cottesloe School, the focus of ‘Prepare, Aspire, Succeed’ is to support all our students through their ‘Cottesloe Journey’, combining learning about and from, the world in which we live. The journey does not expect each student to follow the same path but empowers them to develop aspirations to become an excellent version of themselves, whatever their ability or background. Students gain a sense of fulfilment and success through educational and personal achievement; they achieve their best through the opportunities we offer, as preparation to becoming informed, well-educated, active citizens.
To achieve this, Cottesloe has a progressive, deep and knowledge-rich curriculum that is well-planned, sequenced and imaginative, encompassing the widest range of disciplines; Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Technologies, Maths, Literacy, Languages and Sports. With clear milestones and high expectations for all students, our curriculum allows character to develop. This is promoted through healthy relationships and the 6Cs; inspiring curiosity and developing independent thinking. These skills help create well-rounded, resilient, confident young people.
Our curriculum evokes a sense of curiosity and encourages questioning which deepens students’ understanding. Challenging goals are set to enable our students to become increasingly independent young people who achieve their potential. Our curriculum is a combination of the past, present and future – a blend of historical and contemporary knowledge as well as a skill set for today and tomorrow. It offers a range of experiences for students of all abilities and backgrounds so they can make positive contributions to the community.
Our inclusive curriculum educates the whole child through supporting what it means to be human: artistic ability and appreciation; questioning the world around us; sporting talents; having skills in new technologies; being happy, healthy and confident; having a strong sense of personal responsibility. Students are enabled to confidently take their next steps in learning and life.