Umina Beach Public School

Soar High

Telephone02 4341 1630

Learning across the curriculum

Cross curriculum content enriches and supports the learning areas and adds depth to student learning. In NSW students study a range of learning across the curriculum content.

Cross curriculum priorities

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures 
  • Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia 
  • sustainability

General capabilities

  • critical and creative thinking 
  • ethical understanding 
  • information and communication technology capability 
  • intercultural understanding 
  • literacy 
  • numeracy 
  • personal and social capability

Other learning across the curriculum areas

  • civics and citizenship
  • difference and diversity
  • work and enterprise.

© NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012

Cultural continuum

The Brisbane Water Learning Community work together to deliver the Aboriginal Cultural Continuum K-12.

The  Brisbane Water Learning Community Aboriginal Cultural Continuum was designed by staff from  Brisbane Water Learning Community; Umina and Woy Woy Campuses, Umina Beach Public School, Ettalong Public School, Empire Bay Public School, Woy Woy Public School and Woy Woy South Public School. 

The continuum offers a framework for these schools to offer studies in Aboriginal history and culture. It provides experiences for our students to learn about their culture by visiting local historical sites, tasting bush tucker and participating in dance, art and traditional games.

School parliament

School Parliament


The school parliament acts as a platform for the students to have their say in what happens around the school. It allows students to learn about the democracy and how the political process works within our nation. Students are taught that they have a voice and provides them with the tools to enact change.

In 2015 we had the first official opening of parliament. We had a number of guests attend the event including Senator Deborah O'Neil, member for Robertson Lucy Wicks and Karen Jones the Director of Education in New South Wales. During the opening a motion was proposed that the school should support white ribbon day. Senator O'Neil agreed with this motion and donated ribbons and pins for all students at Umina Beach Public School.

Year 6 have enjoyed taking on the roles and responsibilities within the school parliament. They have proposed many motions and made changes within the school. We look forward to continuing parliament next year.

School Parliament

School Parliament