The primary school curriculum adheres by the Education Act 1990. The curriculum for the primary years consists of six learning areas. The content of these learning areas is contained in six syllabuses and several curriculum-related policies.
Teachers design learning experiences to help students achieve the syllabus outcomes, which are described in stages that relate to years of primary schooling:
- Early Stage 1 – Kindergarten
- Stage 1 – Years 1 and 2
- Stage 2 – Years 3 and 4
- Stage 3 – Years 5 and 6