The School Day

We believe that learning opportunities present through being curious. From curiosity emerges questions, experimenting and reflection. To make sense of what we are coming to know requires context within real-world experiences.

At Maleny Independent School we encourage students to take an active role in their school and greater community. They are invited to be involved in decision making and negotiation, to be part of conversations and relationships.They are held accountable for their actions and supported in becoming aware of associated consequences.

Our students walk to the community sports fields, the local creek and the library. They are involved in daily real-world tasks such as grocery shopping, cleaning, gardening and property maintenance. Students are encouraged to climb trees, use tools, challenge themselves and manage risks. 

Our small school is warm and inviting. We have a lounge room with comfortable chairs and a kitchen where we share breakfast each day. There are no restrictions on the types of food that can be consumed at school. However, students are informed about the effects of certain foods and are encouraged to make healthy choices.

We aim to engage young adults in a way that prepares them for the real world, using real world experiences and responsibilities.

“We believe that learning opportunities present through being curious. 
From curiosity emerges questions, experimenting and reflection. 
To make sense of what we are coming to know requires context within real-world experiences.”

2018 Years 7 & 8 Curriculum Overview

Maleny Independent School enhances the Australian and Queensland Curriculum requirements with real world experiencing that supports meaning making in the context of the student’s life. 

We believe in igniting curiosity through inquiry based learning with the support of teachers, specialists and mentors and aim to empower students to reflect on these learnings as they consider how they wish to be in the world.

The learning area subjects delivered at Maleny Independent School meet the Australian and Queensland Curriculum requirements. These include English, Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, and Economics and Business), Technologies (all four contexts of Design and Technologies), Health and Physical Education (HPE) and The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Media and Visual Arts).

Only one strand of The Arts is required to be taught in Years 7 and 8. However, in recognition of the importance of creative inquiry as a way of making learning meaningful and memorable, we utilise the multi-modal Arts specialists within our community to afford maximum scope for student exposure to the various strands of The Arts.

In addition, Maleny Independent School provides exposure to all four contexts of Design and Technologies to support students to make informed choices about their learning and interests beyond Years 7 and 8.

Maleny Independent School aims to provide exceptional educators and highly qualified specialists to support individualised learning pathways. Our teachers and multi-disciplinary specialists ensure coverage of all necessary curriculum subjects and provide for extension in speciality areas. 

The learning area subjects explored at the Maleny Independent School align with the Australian and Queensland Curriculum requirements. These include English, Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, and Economics and Business), Technologies (all four contexts of Design and Technologies), Health and Physical Education (HPE) and The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Media and Visual Arts).

Note: Only one strand of The Arts is required to be taught in Years 7 and 8. However, in recognition of the importance of creative inquiry as a way of making-meaning, we utilise the multi-modal Arts specialists within our community to afford maximum scope for student exposure to the various strands of The Arts. In addition, the Maleny Independent School intends to provide exposure to all four contexts of Design and Technologies to support students to make informed choices of their learning and interests beyond Years 7 and 8.

Maleny Independent School aims to provide exceptional educators and highly qualified specialists to support individualised learning pathways. Our teachers and multi-disciplinary specialists ensure coverage of all necessary curriculum subjects and provide for extension in speciality areas.

Year 9

We believe that learning opportunities present through being curious. From curiosity emerges questions, experimenting and reflection. To make sense of what we are coming to know requires context within real-world experiences.

At Maleny Independent School we encourage students to take an active role in their education, school and greater community; empowering them to extend their learning through individualised pathways and consultative goal sharing practices.

The core learning area subjects for year 9 align with the Australian Curriculum and the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority standards and requirements. These include English, Mathematics, Science and Health and Physical Education (HPE) lessons that will be delivered on a daily basis.
Additional learning areas will be tailored to students’ individual preferences and the Year 9 ‘Work Studies’ curriculum will be offered.

These learning areas will be provided in four ways:

  1. Direct teaching at Maleny Independent School where the teachers are qualified in the subject matter and resources are available for practical components;
  2. Through visiting guest speakers, community specialists, artists, professionals etc. and field trips. Noting that a qualified teacher would always be present throughout any of these sessions;
  3. Through project-based learning opportunities where students can put into practice many of their theoretical learnings; and
  4. Accessing a registered distance education provider where appropriate. 

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