School of the Air Broken Hill and Hay

Parted but united

Telephone08 8087 3565

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.

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.

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Children at the School of the Air have the opportunity to participate in the Broken Hill Primary School Public Speaking Competition and the NSW Spelling Bee. The students may be involved in the competition in person or through a video conference.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) university tests. The ICAS tests students in computer skills, English, mathematics, science, spelling and writing.