Currently Forbes Primary School provides curriculum in line with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). The Australian Curriculum was introduced in 2012 and replaced SACSA completely in South Australian primary schools during 2016. School programs address the following areas of learning :
- The Arts
- Health & Physical Education
- Languages other than English (Indonesian)
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Design & Technology
In 2012 the nationally developed Australian Curriculum in Mathematics and Science was implemented, followed by English and History in 2013. In 2015 The Arts and the remaining Humanities subjects was implemented, with Health & Physical Education and Technologies being implemented in 2016. More information on curriculum content and year level achievement standards can be found at www.australiancurriculum.edu.au
Students in all South Australian schools in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLaN) in May each year. Individual reports are made available to parents and information from our school's results is used to inform our improvement priorities.