The civics and citizenship curriculum develops students’ knowledge of political and legal institutions and explores the nature of citizenship in a liberal democracy.

A focus on contemporary issues, such as debates over changes in law and Australian government responses to international events, provides a means of developing students’ thinking and critical capacities. These issues provide ways that citizens can actively participate, question and improve democracy.

Students will develop general skills and capabilities such as an appreciation of diverse perspectives, empathy, collaboration, negotiation, self-awareness and intercultural understanding.