Specialist subjects (Science, Music, Physical Education, LOTE)
Our specialists’ Science, Music, Physical Education and LOTE programs foster creative thinking and problem solving skills amongst our diverse student community. We cherish the unique talents of our students.
Using an inquiry approach students engage in a wide range of hands on learning experiences as they question, hypothesise, investigate, collect evidence, discuss and analyse key concepts ands skills.
Our students enjoy music lessons which cover singing, notation, rhythm, pitch and the use of percussion instruments. In years 5-7 students have the opportunity to learn flute, clarinet, trumpet or trombone through the visiting Instrumental Music Teacher Service. Others are able to receive personal tuition from external providers in such areas as guitar and keyboard.
Our programs provide a unique opportunity for children to participate in a range of sports programs, allowing students to acquire sports skills, become physically active whilst learning about being a member of a team. There is access for all students to play sport because these programs are low cost and inclusive.
Our school promotes and supports a wide range of sport activities through Physical Education lessons conducted by each teacher. Skipping and games are used to develop students’ fitness levels. Year R-6 students participate in swimming lessons while Year 7 students enjoy an aquatics program at West Lakes.
We are very proud of our success in South Australian Primary Schools Affiliated Sports Association (SAPSASA) activities with our upper primary students participating in hockey, athletics, netball, football and swimming competitions. Annual Sports Days are an important part of our school program.
After-school-hours team sports are co-ordinated and coached by parents who generously provide both their time and skills. Our Soccer, Football and Basketball teams have set high standards for sporting behaviour and achievement.
As many students are bi-lingual or even tri-lingual due to the cultural diversity that exists within the community in 2016 the school will introduce Auslan (signing) as an alternative language option.