Program - Inquiry

At Lara Primary School we take an inquiry approach to learning. 

An inquiry approach is based on the belief that students are powerful learners who must be actively engaged in the process of investigating, processing, organising, synthesising, refining and extending their understandings within a topic.
From Prep to Year 6, we have developed a two year cycle of integrated throughlines that incorporate key concepts for students to explore with increasing sophistication as they move through the school. 
Our throughlines are:


  • Me, Myself and I
  • The World Around Us
  • How Things Work
  • Sustainability.

Students spend about  six months exploring each topic, and return to the topic at a more complex level  each two years. It’s an engaging way to approach learning about science,  humanities (including history and geography), and technology.