Curriculum Symposium

CSA is very pleased to announce the launch of Stage 3 of God’s Big Story.

This involves the intentional development of high quality programs and curriculum units, working within the eight Australian Curriculum Learning Areas, and the NSW Syllabus for the Christian school context.
The Focus Learning Area for 2018 is English (for curriculum leaders and F-12 English Teachers).

A team from Christian Heritage College’s School of Education, led by Dr Craig Murison including Cass Pendlebury from CSA, has recently worked on:

  • Developing a simple over-arching rationale for a GBS approach to English in the curriculum and NSW Syllabus
  • Creating an overarching set of ‘Big Ideas’ and ‘Essential Questions’ mapped to GBS 2.0 and the AC/NSW Syllabus: English
  • Developing an exemplar model for unit development in the AC/NSW English Curriculum.

This work will be presented at the Symposium and a series of guided workshops will be facilitated with delegates working in state and year level groups, using the exemplar model, to produce creative and innovative units of work.
Come expecting to be energised, to gain fresh perspectives, to learn, to participate and to contribute.

A professional learning participation certificate listing relevant AITSL teacher standards and CSA Christian Distinctive teacher standards will be issued following completion of the Symposium.

Key teachers and curriculum leaders of English (primary and secondary) in Christian schools
Experienced writers of English curriculum programs and units of work of the Christian school context
Early career educators who are creative and innovative with a passion for the authentic incorporation of Christian perspectives and worldview into curriculum (English / Literacy)


Official accommodation for the National Curriculum Symposium will be at Travelodge Hotel Garden City, Brisbane.
Accommodation registration includes:
Room (twin (limited) or double)
Travel to and from Symposium venue on Day One and the morning of Day Two

Register your attendance for the CSA National Curriculum Symposium  by 9 March 2018.

For more information, contact Cass Pendlebury