ACG Strathallan School offers a structured curriculum with a strong emphasis on numeracy and literacy.
The School offers Cambridge Primary. This curriculum aims to establish a sound base for all subsequent learning. Thus there is an emphasis on the acquisition of basic skills in numeracy and literacy, and time allocations reflect this.
Skills are established at an early stage in a range of subjects that will assist students to become more confident and competent learners. Physical Education and Health, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Art and Music form the programme in Years 1 to 6. Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 also study Spanish. Students will spend time learning about the environment around them, people near and far, and their responsibility to the community and the global world in which they live. They will learn about themselves and be encouraged to develop good habits for later study. From an early age they will learn to use technologies with confidence.
Cambridge Primary is the basis for the curriculum in English, Mathematics, and Science. Other subjects include:
- Physical Education and Health
- Social Science
- Spanish (Years 4-6)
A semi-specialist programme is offered to the students. While most of the class time is spent with their homeroom teacher, students also take some subjects like Art, Music, Physical Education and Science taught by specialist teachers.
The daily timetable is organised into four even blocks of time, resulting in twenty periods over a week. Almost fifty percent of teaching time is given to literacy development (English), and a further twenty five percent to Numeracy skills (Mathematics). Reading is taught with an initial emphasis on phonics, using the Jolly Phonics Programme.