Carclew values the work professional teaching artists undertake in schools and supports artists and teachers to work together to bring vibrant arts experiences to South Australian students.
Arts programs and residencies, in schools support learning and make a difference in the lives of children and young people. To assist teachers and artists to work together Carclew developed an artist resource kit, The Ark. This resource was developed in consultation with artists, educators, schools, arts organisations and companies to include current information about the delivery of lively, relevant and engaging arts experiences that enrich the curriculum.
The Ark provides helpful information and checklists to guide artists and teachers in working together to plan arts activities that suport and enrich the curriculum.
The Ark complements Carclew's online Artists for Schools Register which lists information about South Australian teaching artists (and companies) experienced in working in schools. Listed artists have either been quality accredited (through Playfull) or meet a set of criteria for inclusion. Please contact staff at Carclew Arts & Education if you'd like more information.
Browse the Artists for Schools Register to contact an artist directly.
The Arts industry and community are essential to a twenty-first century Arts curriculum that seeks to strengthen the opportunities the Arts offer young Australians... The Australian Curriculum for the Arts will facilitate opportunities for young people to engage with professional artists and arts organisations in numerous ways, as appropriate.
Shape of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts (August 2011)
The Ark was originally developed and written by Suzanne Donovan (writer) and Helen Bock (Project Manager/Co-writer) in 2006 and is regularly updated with current links and information.
Will your artistic skills, knowledge and experience make a difference to the students, support the curriculum and be valued by the teachers and the school community? The Artist Resource Kit will keep you afloat and help you on your way.
Developed in consultation with artists, educators, schools, arts organisations and companies, The Ark documents the elements and procedures that contribute to models of best practice in the delivery of lively, relevant and engaging arts learning experiences.
Please contact Carclew for further information about working as an artist in schools.
Your school has decided to engage a professional artist to work with the students on an arts project or activity. The Ark will keep you afloat and help you on your way. Developed in consultation with artists, educators, schools, arts organisations and companies and recently updated, The Ark documents the elements and procedures that contribute to models of best practice in the delivery of lively, relevant and engaging arts and education experiences for South Australian students.
Contact Carclew for further information about engaging an artist to work in your school.
Carclew is responsible for policy, funding and strategic initiatives that nourish the artistic and cultural lives of South Australian children and young people aged 26 and under. Access to a range of Carclew policies and procedures is available on this website. These policies do not represent legal advice. If you have any queries about your obligations, you should seek your own independent legal advice.
The Department for Education and Child Development's policies, procedures, guidelines, standards and other educational policy related links relevant to South Australian department schools and preschools can be found, listed in alphabetical order on the DECD website.
In addition to departmental policies, all South Australian schools will have their own policies on certain issues and specific strategies that meet the needs of their school community. For example, all South Australian schools are expected to be proactive in the prevention of bullying so most will have an Anti-Bullying Policy in place.
Adelaide College of the Arts
Arts in the Australian Curriculum (NSW)
Association of Independent Schools of SA
Australian Curriculum: The Arts Foundation to Year 10
Catholic Education SA
The Council of Education Associations of South Australia (CEASA)
CEASA (Member Associations)
Department for Education and Child Development
Early Childhood Organisation Inc. SA
Music SA Online
SACSA - South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability Framework
Teaching for Effective Learning (TfEL)
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ARTS NETWORK
Adelaide Festival Centre - Centre ED
Adelaide Festival Centre - Come Out Children's Festival
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Country Arts SA
Community Arts Network (CAN)
Musica Viva In Schools
Patch Theatre Company
Restless Dance Theatre
Riverland Youth Theatre
State Theatre Company
NATIONAL ARTS NETWORK
Australia Council for the Arts – Education
Australian Youth Orchestra
Directions – National Guide to Tertiary Education in the Arts
Foundation for Young Australians
Regional Arts Australia Online
Shows for Schools
Young People and the Arts Australia (YPAA)
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (Police Clearance for working in school)
CEASA (Responding to Abuse and Neglect training)
Bridging the Gap in School Achievement through the Arts - Summary Report (The Song Room)
Guidelines for Teaching Artists - Eric Booth, USA
Curriculum accountability is defined as the professional responsibility of educators, site leaders and state office personnel to:
Behaviour Management refers to the processes schools use to work with students in regard to how to appropriately behave in the classroom, school yard and with each other. Good behaviour management strategies provide opportunities for best practice learning. Many schools develop their own Student Behaviour Management Policies, which can be provided upon request.
The school curriculum refers to the learning pathway that students undertake from Birth to Year 12. The SACSA Framework describes the curriculum Key Ideas and Outcomes all learners can expect their education to be built on. The eight areas of learning described in the SACSA Framework are:
In 2008, the Australian education ministers agreed that a national curriculum would play a key role in delivering quality education and committed to the development of
a Foundation to Year 12 national curriculum. The Australian Curriculumhas been developed, initially in the areas of English, mathematics, science and history, to be followed by geography, the arts and languages and the remaining learning areas focusing on economics and business, civics and citizenship, health and physical
education, design and the technologies. The Arts Curriculum is in the process of final approvals and will be on The Australian Curriculum website in the near future.
Duty of Care
Duty of Care is anticipating and avoiding foreseeable harm or minimising harm when it occurs. For example, Duty of Care can involve identifying risks, being careful about physical and emotional safety and knowing what to do when someone has been harmed. A moral duty of care exists when there is no legal duty of care - this is the case for a majority of arts workers.
ESL - English as a Second Language
Some schools will have specialist teachers or courses to assist students whose first language is not English. Many new migrants or refugee students would work in these programs.
“in loco parentis”
This means a person standing in the shoes of a parent, therefore completely on the side of the child. With this phrase the law recognises the parent's supreme commitment to his or her child. For us ... in schools to do anything less than advocate zealously for our children's rights and safety would be irresponsible and a betrayal of their trust.
LOTE - Languages other than English
You got it...Languages other than English e.g. Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian etc...Most schools teach at least one other language some more.
Mandatory Reporting (Child Safe Environments)
The Children's Protection Act, 1993 obliges departmental staff, contract staff and volunteers to notify Family and Youth Services if they suspect on reasonable grounds that a child has been or is being abused or neglected. There are Child Safe Environments Training courses, which you can participate in if interested. This is also referred to as Child Safe Environments Training.
The Department for Families and Communities’ website also provides helpful information.
NAPLAN – National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy
In 2008, the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) commenced in Australian schools. Every year, all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are assessed on the same days using national tests in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) and Numeracy.
NIT - non-instruction time
Non-instruction time is time allocated to teachers when they are not teaching students. This time is allocated to allow teachers to attend to curriculum planning, lesson preparation, administrative tasks associated with teaching responsibilities, etc. Non-instruction time is provided by another teacher who has expertise in a particular learning area, e.g. LOTE, Visual Arts, Drama, Science.
SACE - South Australian Certificate of Education
The current SACE caters for Year 11 and Year 12 students. The recent curriculum developments associated with the SACSA Framework define the senior years as comprising Years 10 - 12.
SACSA - South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability Framework
The SACSA Framework is mandated for all government schools and has been adopted by a number of schools in the Catholic and Independent schooling sectors. In short it is the curriculum for years R - 10.
SCOOTLE – The Schools Online Teaching and Learning Environment
You will find this another useful resource for keeping up-to-date with developments to the Australian Curriculum.
Glossary of DECD Acronyms
As a visitor in a school environment you will find that educators often have conversations that include many acronyms. You will find this glossary, in alphabetical order very useful.