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Teaching and learning

Our core business is the teaching and learning of our students, who are our future.  Our aim is to provide the optimum learning environment to enable students to achieve all they can be.  This is the goal of the Teaching and Learning Department by developing teacher capacity and providing a range of opportunities for students to challenge themselves.


 “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
Benjamin Franklin


Our Improvement by Design agenda drives our deliberate practice to achieve these outcomes, using the tools of Marzano’s Art and Science of Teaching to build teacher capacity and capability.  Also under the banner of Teaching and Learning at Caloundra High are the following areas: Learning Support, Indigenous Education, and whole school Literacy and Numeracy strategies.

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HoD Teaching and Learning
Miss Jen Williams
  • In-class Support

    ​At Caloundra State High School the Learning Support team offer ongoing in class support for students who may be experiencing difficulty completing class tasks and assessments.

  • Individual Curriculum Plans

    An Individual Curriculum Plan (ICP) is used to record curriculum decisions for students who are taught and assessed in a higher or lower year level of the Australian Curriculum.

  • Learning Support

    The Learning Support Team work intensively with both students and staff to ensure students with specific learning needs are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

  • Literacy


    Whole school literacy strategies are used to allow all students to be functionally literate and succeed across all Key Learning Areas

  • Marzano’s Art and Science of Teaching

    Marzano’s Art and Science of Teaching

    The use of Marzano’s Art and Science of Teaching pedagogical approach is embedded in all of our practice at Caloundra SHS, from class room practice and routines, to unit planning and whole school strategic approach.

  • Numeracy


    Improving numeracy skills for students is a whole school priority and a requirement of the general capabilities of the National Curriculum.

  • Reading and Comprehension Strategies

    Reading and comprehension strategies that can be used to support your child with the development of their literacy skills

  • School Wide Positive Behaviour Support

    School Wide Positive Behaviour Support

    A positive behaviour approach to improve outcomes of students at Caloundra SHS.

  • Senior Secondary Support

    The Learning Support team offer study support period 2 Wednesdays to assist students to complete class tasks and assessments.

  • Spelling

    Information on spelling strategies that can be used to support your child with the development of their spelling skills.