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At Mackay West State School we offer the following Learning Areas:

  • English

  • Maths

  • Science

  • Health and Physical Education

  • HASS (History & Social Science)

  • The Arts - Music, Drama, Media, Dance

  • Languages other than English (LOTE)

  • Technology

Australia is moving toward a national framework for schooling, with the aim of raising education standards and achieving nationally consistent curriculum, assessment and reporting.

On 8 December 2010, Australian education ministers endorsed the content for Foundation Year to Year 10 English, Mathematics, Science and History.  Foundation (F) in the Australian Curriculum refers to the year before Year 1. In Queensland this year of schooling is called the Preparatory Year, or Prep (P).

The QSA and Queensland's school sectors - Education Queensland, Queensland Catholic Education Commission and Independent Schools Queensland - have agreed on a staged approach to the implementation of the P-10 Australian Curriculum.

Mackay West State School is implementing the Australian Curriculum in the subjects of English, Maths, Science, HPE, The Arts and HASS. 







Awards Night: 

Our end of year Awards Night recognises Academic Excellence (Gold), Academic Achievement (Silver), Academic Effort, Cultural and Sporting Achievements.