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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. Students explore the features of the Solar System. They study the properties of light. Students explore the geographical features of Europe and North America and investigate how geographical features and climate influence where people live. They learn about the impact of bushfires on the environment and communities within 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 explore and reflect on God’s creation and how He has designed the world and ordained times in history. Students develop critical thinking as they explore concepts in geography, history and science. 


  • 8 periods per cycle 


  • History: Establishment of colonies and early migrants, exploration of Australia and the discovery of gold 
  • Physical science: Light  
  • Chemical science: Solids, liquids and gases 
  • Earth science: Earth’s place in Space 
  • Geography: Europe and North America; Bushfires 
  • Biological science: God’s Intelligent Design 


  • Booklist items 


  • Topic tests 
  • Group and individual assignments / projects 
  • Presentations 

“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