Health & Phys Ed
In Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships. Integral to Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies to enable students to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities. As a foundation for lifelong physical activity participation and enhanced performance, students develop proficiency in movement skills, physical activities and movement concepts and acquire an understanding of the science behind how the body moves. In doing so, they develop an appreciation of the significance of physical activity, outdoor recreation and sport both in Australian society and globally.
Children participate in a structured program from Years Prep to 6 for one hour a week with our Phys Ed specialist, Mrs Christine Marshall, where skills are sequentially developed. Minor and major games are taught and played as well as athletics activities. Children are able to participate in Interschool sporting activities as they progress into the older year levels.
In music, the children focus on both making music and responding to music. The children listen and respond through singing, movement, dance and playing instruments. The children learn about musical elements including; beat, rhythm, pitch, melody, tempo, expression, tone colour, form and style.
Making music involves; listening, imitating, singing, playing, rehearsing improvising, comparing, recording, notating, presenting and making decisions about the performance that will engage the audience.
Responding to music involves listening, reflecting, analysing, appreciating and evaluating their own and other’s musical works.
Learning in Visual Arts provides student with opportunities to apply and develop their arts knowledge by exploring visual arts processes and ways to communicate concepts arising from their personal experiences and from the world around them. The students express their ideas, observations and feelings using a range of materials and techniques to make both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks. They develop confidence when creating and reflecting on their own artwork and responding to constructive feedback.
The Italian program engages children in exploring the language and culture of Italy. Through listening, speaking, reading and writing the children develop both their communication skills in Italian and their knowledge of Italy. The children experiment with pronunciation and intonation in Italian through rhymes, songs, poems and role play. They listened to stories to help develop their active listening skills and responded to these stories to strengthen their comprehension. The children come to understand some of the social and historical aspects of the Italian culture.
In Library, children in Years Prep – 2 read and respond to books written by various authors. They learn that an author creates stories using text and images. The children also look at the features and purpose of the two main text types in the library – imaginative texts (fiction) and informative texts (non-fiction). The children compare different text types about the same topic.
All Year Levels have a rostered time in the library for borrowing books, reading, research or teacher directed learning.