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Teaching and learning

At Keppel Sands State School, our key approach to teaching is Explicit Instruction. Whenever we teach new content to our students, we utilise the framework of Explicit Instruction. Within Keppel Sands State School, Explicit Teaching is an absolute necessity. It is part of every teacher’s set of teaching skills. It is not the only requisite for a teacher, but it is the rock upon which our teacher’s build their teaching skills


Recently, we have focused our efforts towards the improvement of Reading outcomes. We have collected data, utilised and interpreted data in relation to reading outcomes. In addition we are also focusing strongly on improvement within all strands of NAPLAN and we are committed to ensuring our students attend school in correct uniforms and absenteeism is kept to a minimum.


Additional support is given to those students who are gifted and talented; those who have learning support or social and emotional well-being needs; and students with disabilities through additional teacher aide allocations, modified learning programs (EAP), regional office resources and modified classroom planning.


Our curriculum offerings and design reflect the intent of the Australian Curriculum in Literacy, Numeracy, Science and History and the Queensland Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Framework (QCARF) Essential Learnings, in HPE, SOSE, The Arts, LOTE and Technology.