Inquiry Learning

Various areas of the curriculum are brought together to develop questions for Inquiry.

Each term, learners undertake an Inquiry that explores one of our six Big Ideas. These Big Ideas incorporate different curriculum areas and are designed to be built upon as learners move through their primary schooling.


How changing needs and wants inspire innovation and change: We aim for learners to build an understanding that they can think creatively and develop solutions.


Phenomena in our world that can be explained by science: We aim for learners to build an understanding of the skills and processes that can be used when investigating how things work.


The systems and cycles of Earth: We aim for learners to build an understanding of the cause and effect of the natural processes that occur in the world around them.


The significant people and events that have shapes lifestyles and cultures: We aim for learners to develop an appreciation of the connection between the past and future.


A deeper understanding and respect for our world: We aim for learners to build an understanding that people and communities work together to ensure that rights and responsibilities are equitable.


Deeper understanding of self as learner and the role we play as members of a community: We aim for learners to build an understanding of how they can learn effectively and how their choices affect themselves and others.

Each Inquiry is guided by a Big Question and several supporting questions. These questions direct the learning experiences for each year level and any independent learning that may take place.

Each Inquiry unit will typically begin with an Immersion experience that is designed to spark learner interest and to get them excited about the upcoming Inquiry. Teachers then spend time building learner knowledge about key facts, ideas and concepts. After this, learners have the opportunity to choose an area for further investigation, by developing their own questions to pursue, or are given choice in the way they undertake and present their learning.

We welcome input from parents and carers who have particular interests or areas of expertise. Parents and carers are always more than welcome to contribute to our learning community.