Specialist Programs

Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education offers experiential learning with a curriculum that is relevant, engaging, physically active and developmentally appropriate. Integral to Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enable students to confidently and competently participate in a range of physical activities. Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to support them to be resilient, to develop a strong sense of self, to build and maintain satisfying relationships, to make decisions in relation to physical activity participation, and to develop health literacy competencies in order to enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing.

Italian language

The Australian Curriculum Languages Reception to Year 7 Italian is pitched to second language learners. As Italian is widely spoken in Australia, many opportunities exist to hear and use the language in real life situations, as well as through Italian media and connections with local communities, in Italy and beyond.

In languages learning the focus is both on language and culture as students learn to communicate meaningfully across linguistic and cultural systems and different contexts. The Italian language content is organised through the two interrelated strands of:

  • Communicating: using language for communicative purposes of interpreting and exchanging meaning
  • Understanding: analysing language and culture as a resource for interpreting and creating meaning.

First Language Maintenance Development Program (FLMD)

Children from an Italian family background are included in a mother tongue maintenance program to further develop their proficiency in the Italian language.

Performing Arts – Drama, Dance and Music

The Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. The program incorporates rhythm and beat, singing songs, playing instruments, movement to sound and playing musical games. The program culminates in a whole school assembly.

English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)

Children from backgrounds where English is not their first language may be provided with additional support to strengthen their proficiency and confidence in the English language.

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