Larrakeyah becomes a Cambridge school

Larrakeyah Primary School is now an accredited Cambridge International School. Last year, Larrakeyah teachers decided the Cambridge Primary curriculum would complement the Australian Curriculum, especially English.

Principal Fathma Mauger said the resources of the Cambridge Primary curriculum are excellent, and its implementation will align with Pathways to Excellence, the school’s strategic plan and motto.

“The school's key purpose in taking this step has been to access world-class resources from Cambridge Primary that can add value to the Australian Curriculum in the English area,” she said.

“Next semester we will trial and develop a plan as to how these curriculum resources will support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum in English, with the intention to implement it in the classroom in 2017.”

The accreditation followed a rigorous assessment at the end of March this year. The independent public school is one of more than 10,000 Cambridge schools in over 160 nations, and is the first Territory government school to be granted this status by Cambridge International Examinations.

Future Year 6 students at the school may sit the optional Year 6 Cambridge Primary Checkpoint test, an assessment marked in Cambridge.

Students receive a statement of achievement after completing the test, and parents receive detailed feedback on their child’s performance against an international benchmark.

Larrakeyah Primary School students holding Cambridge sign

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