There are four capabilities in the Victorian Curriculum which are addressed across all learning areas:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Ethical
  • Intercultural
  • Personal and Social


Critical and Creative Thinking involves understanding the thinking process and how to manage and apply these processes intentionally.  It includes skills and learning behaviours that support logical, strategic, flexible and adventurous thinking as well as the confident to evaluate their thinking and thinking processes in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.


The Ethical Curriculum explores what it means for both an individual and society to live well. The students at SCPS examine what we ought to do, how we ought to live, what kind of society we should have and what kind of person one should be.


Intercultural Understandings enables students at SCPS to learn to value their own cultures, languages and beliefs, and those of others. They learn about diverse cultures in ways that recognise commonalities and differences, create connections with others and cultivate mutual respect.


The Personal and Social Capability supports students to understand themselves and others, and manage their relationships, lives, work and learning more effectively. At SCPS it involves students learning to recognise and regulate emotions, develop empathy for others and understand relationships, establish and build a framework for positive relationships, work effectively in teams and develop leadership skills, and handle challenging situations constructively.