Canterbury Public School

Participation, Equity, Excellence

Telephone02 9718 2884

Learning across the curriculum

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.

Our teachers strive for excellence and equity and aim to empower students with the skills necessary to achieve their full potential. Teaching and learning programs focus on developing competencies in critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, cooperation, citizenship and social justice. Emphasis is placed on student welfare, individualised learning programs and strong parent partnerships.

Cross curriculum priorities

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures 
  • Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia 
  • sustainability

General capabilities

  • critical and creative thinking 
  • ethical understanding 
  • information and communication technology capability 
  • intercultural understanding 
  • literacy 
  • numeracy 
  • personal and social capability

Other learning across the curriculum areas

  • civics and citizenship
  • difference and diversity
  • work and enterprise.

© NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012


Excursions are arranged by teachers to inform and complement the courses being undertaken in the classroom. Excursions are arranged with the view that all children will attend unless they are sick or other extenuating circumstances prevail. The school is aware of the many demands parents face and are conscious of the difficulties some families face from time to time. If for any reason, you find yourself in any difficulties regarding your child taking part in an excursion, please do not hesitate to talk to your child's teacher or the principal.

Special religious education

A basic level of religious education, called special religious education (SRE), is provided in all NSW public schools. Authorised representatives of approved religious groups are invited to schools to teach students. Canterbury Public School currently offers Catholicism, Greek Orthodox, Anglican, B'hai and Islam. Parents are asked to advise the school of their child's religious denomination at enrolment. SRE is not compulsory and students not attending SRE will be appropriately supervised for that lesson.