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Integrated Studies

“The world is a great book, of which those who never stir from home read only a page.” St. Augustine


Students learn that our knowledge of the world grows as people discover more about God’s creation. They explore Australia in the 1800s, the life of different groups of people in the colonial period and the significance of people and events in bringing about change. They explore the features of the Solar System and study the properties of light. They explore the geographical features of Europe and North America. They investigate how geographical features and climate influence where people live in Australia. Students explore God’s design of animals and how their unique features and form allow them to survive in their environments. They discuss how scientific developments and knowledge have developed from many people's contributions. Students predict outcomes, conduct hands-on experiments, make observations and record findings using scientific language. They look for patterns and relationships between variables and represent and interpret data and information. Students will explore, examine and reflect on God’s creation and how He has designed the world and ordained times in history and develop a geographical knowledge of their own locality, Australia and the world and the capacity to be competent, critical and creative users of geographical methods and skills.

Topics Include

  • Establishment of colonies and early migrants, exploration of Australia and the discovery of gold
  • Solids, liquids and gases
  • Earth’s place in Space
  • Light
  • God’s Intelligent Design

Subject Length

  • 8 periods per cycle


  • Booklist items


  • Topic tests
  • Group and individual assignments

“From one man He made every nation of men, which they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.” Acts 17:26