core curriculum

'545' provides a stimulating, varied and challenging curriculum.

To see what what additional Programs '545' offer alongside the core VEL's curriculum, click on the Programs tab on the main navigation.

A broad and balanced educational program is provided throughout the school and is based on the Victorian Essential Learnings Standards (VELS) introduced in 2006 which is now called AusVELS.

AusVELS is based on the VELS triple-helix structure of three interconnected areas of learning called strands. See table below:

Strand Description
Physical, Personal and Social Learning
Students learn about themselves and their place in society. They learn how to stay healthy and active. Students develop skills in building social relationships and working with others. They take responsibility for their learning, and learn about their rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
Discipline Based Learning
Students learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the arts, English, humanities, mathematics, science and other languages.
Interdisciplinary Learning
Students explore different ways of thinking, solving problems and communicating. They learn to use a range of technologies to plan, analyse, evaluate and present their work. Students learn about creativity, design principles and processes.


More information about the AusVELS structure can be obtained by clicking here.



  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Speaking

  • Listening


  • Number

  • Measurement

  • Chance and Data

  • Space

Integrated Studies (Humanities, Science & Technology)

  • Traffic safety education / bike ed

  • Classroom units planned in a two year cycle in line with the Victorian Essential Learnings Standards, to ensure that students develop necessary skills in these areas

Throughlines (Units of Work)

  • Belonging to a World Community

  • Growing Up Safe and Healthy

  • Living in a Sustainable World

  • How Things Work



Special Religious Instruction (SRI)

Please contact the school for current information regarding SRI.