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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 2 Hansard (4 March) . . Page.. 854..

(6) The ovals listed in the answer to question (2) will not be available for use during the winter season of 2004.

(7) The estimated cost of restoring these grounds is up to $10,000 per hectare.

(8) The effect of having grounds unavailable and the impact for competitions for the 2004 season has been carefully analysed in consultation with the relevant sporting bodies.

(9) The outcome has been to offer alternative sports grounds in place of those that are unavailable. At this stage all competitions have been accommodated.

Teachers-work programs

(Question No 1266)

Mr Pratt

asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 12 February 2004:

In relation to teacher planning in the A.C.T:

(1) Is a high school teacher required to follow a prepared program of work, written either by the teacher or by a superior teacher;

(2) If not, why not and how are work programs for classes determined;

(3) If teachers do not write the work programs for classes, how much input is provided by the teachers;

(4) Does a prepared program of work have to meet the requirements of the A.C.T Department of Education, Youth and Family Services; and

(5) If so, what are those requirements

Ms Gallagher

: The answer to Mr Pratt's question is:

(1) High school teachers in ACT government schools follow a prepared program of work written either by the teacher or by a superior teacher.

(2) See above.

(3) Refer to (1)

(4) Yes.

(5) The steps for writing/reviewing curriculum in schools include:

a. Familiarisation with the ACT Curriculum Frameworks and National Profiles for the particular KLA

b. Identifying and aligning it to the needs of the school

c. Auditing the current curriculum

d. Writing the curriculum which includes determining content, resources, teaching and assessment strategies as well as cross curricular perspectives.

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