As part of our efforts to ensure that every student gets the best possible education, we deliver our Integrated Studies Program across the whole school and our teachers implement the program using an inquiry based approach.  Our Integrated Studies Program is delivered to students in addition to English and Maths. Currently our program covers the content and skills from the following areas of the Victorian Curriculum:

  • History

  • Geography

  • Civics and Citizenship

  • Economics and Business

  • Science

  • Critical and Creative Thinking

  • Ethical Understanding Capability

  • Personal and Social Capability

  • Intercultural Capability

Whilst also including logical integration of literacy, numeracy, and technologies, our program provides opportunities for students to explore content and skills through real world examples. Each term, we will deliver a learning sequence which is designed around one of the following concepts:

  • Community

  • Sustainability

  • Social Justice

  • Creativity

  • Identity

  • Change

  • Discovery

  • Connections

Over 8 terms (2 years), our students will investigate each of the concepts once. A single concept is investigated across the school simultaneously, with age appropriate content and skills being investigated at each year level. We believe this will promote rich conversations at home and encourage your child to ask meaningful questions about their world.

At Oatlands we have always maintained a strong focus on building your child’s capacity to develop questions and to plan and conduct their own inquiry. It aligns with our belief that, alongside the core literacy and numeracy skills, students in the 21st Century need to have opportunities to learn, question, wonder and create.