AIA Caroline Springs Campus
The Australian International Academy Caroline Springs Campus offers the Australian Curriculum, which is set within the IB framework of conceptual thinking, inquiry, action, and reflection. Our comprehensive curriculum sets out core knowledge, understanding, skills and capabilities important for our students to develop and thrive in the classroom and beyond- for both academic and personal success.
The curriculum is designed to develop successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens in a local, national, and global community.
We provide a range of subjects, which are:
Students learn to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose.
Students are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens.
Students develop an interest in science as a means of expanding their curiosity and willingness to explore, ask questions about and speculate on the changing world in which they live.
Humanities and Social Studies
Students will develop the ability to question, think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, make decisions and adapt to change. Humanities and Social Sciences learning area includes a study of history, geography, civics and citizenship and economics and business.
- In Drama, students explore and depict real and fictional worlds through use of body language, gesture and space to make meaning as performers and audience. They create, rehearse, perform and respond to drama.
- In Media Arts, students use communications technologies to creatively explore, make and interpret stories about people, ideas and the world around them.
- In Visual Arts, students experience and explore the concepts of artists, artworks, world and audience. Students develop practical skills and critical thinking which inform their work as artists and audience.
- Design and Technologies, in which students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions for authentic needs and opportunities
- Digital Technologies, in which students use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement digital solutions.
Health and Physical Education
Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to access, evaluate and synthesise information to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others’ health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity participation across their lifespan.
- Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to communicate in the target language understand language, culture, and learning and their relationship, and thereby develop an intercultural capability in communication.
- The study of Arabic provides students with the opportunity for students to develop communication skills and knowledge of the language. The three main areas of studying language are Speaking and Listening; Reading, and Writing. Our aim of the teaching and study of a modern language is to:
- enable the student to use language effectively as a means of communication
- enable the student to understand the nature of the language and the process of total language learning, which comprises the integration of linguistic, cultural and social components
- offer insight into the cultural characteristics of the communities where the language is spoken
- encourage an awareness and understanding of the perspectives of people from other cultures
- foster curiosity, lifelong interest and enjoyment in language learning
Religious education at AIA seeks to impart the knowledge of Islam to our young generation of Australian Muslims. We aim to instil in them Islamic values that will guide and lead them into a healthy, well-adjusted life whereby they contribute to the growth of the society in which they live.
Religious Studies focus on four areas: Aqeedah, Deeniyyat, History and Quran. All areas are incorporated to educate and build an understanding and love for Allah (SWT) and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Religious education of Australian Muslim students is of utmost importance and by doing so we seek to:
- Preserve our Islamic culture and identity
- Provide an Islamic environment where students are comfortable and free to practise Islam and enhance their faith and Islamic knowledge
- Teach Islamic civilization, history and Islamic achievements
- Develop good Australian Muslim citizens
- Prepare students for active participation in the wider local and international community
- Study and memorise surahs in the Quran