IndonesianIndonesian classes are student-centered and aim to develop the students’ ability to communicate in Indonesian; their understanding of Indonesia and its relationship to Australia; as well as their ability to reflect on their own culture and language.In Prep the students are introduced to Indonesian through songs, games, stories and computer generated language learning programs.In grades one – six, students are actively involved in their Indonesian learning: they select and reflect on language learning strategies; and create games, posters, videos, booklets and role-plays to demonstrate their learning. “One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” Frank Smith Visual ArtsThe Visual Arts program incorporates both art making and art appreciation in association with developing a visual arts language. Arts specialists take weekly lessons across the school where students learn to explore their creativity and imagination through a skills based visual arts program. Clear instructions on the correct use of tools, materials and techniques support the process of art making. Over the course of the year, students experiment with a variety of media including painting, drawing, construction, textiles, modelling and collage. Physical EducationPhysical Education (PE) classes focus on active participation, fundamental motor-skill development, teamwork, leadership skills and having fun! Students participate in weekly one hour sessions with a Physical Education specialist teacher to complement other Health and Physical Education classroom activities. Students will develop fundamental motor skills across a variety of different games and sports, including but not limited to athletics, football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, netball, T-ball, hockey and cricket. Students in Prep to grade 4 attend swimming lessons and students in grade 5 and 6 participate in an annual beach safety program. House sports carnivals are held in athletics and cross country for all students across the school. Middle and senior grades are given the opportunity to participate in Inter-School sporting events such as swimming, athletics and cross-country. Winter and summer Friday Inter-school sport is held for all grade 5 & 6 students, as well as an annual girls football carnival.
Performing ArtsPerforming Arts focuses on Music, Dance and Drama. All students from Prep through to Grade 6 participate in a weekly one hour session where they are actively engaged in fun and informative lessons that develop creativity and build an appreciation of the Performing Arts.
In Music they learn to read and play music, as well as write their own compositions. They learn to collaborate ideas and play together in ensembles. They are given the opportunity to broaden their music appreciation by listening to a diverse range of musical styles from various cultures.
Students are given opportunity to express themselves through both dance and drama, learning basic techniques so that they can choreograph their own dance or perform a drama presentation. The school performs an annual musical production that showcases the student’s talent.