specialist subjects

Specialist Subjects

In addition to our core curriculum, Scoresby Primary School runs the following specialist classes which are
typically provided to all students for an hour per week (or 30 minutes for Mandarin)

VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

LOTE (MANDARIN)

LOTE (MANDARIN)

visual arts

visual arts

Every child is an artist at Scoresby Primary School!

All students visit the Art room for an hour each week. Visual Arts lessons incorporate the areas of drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, textiles, modelling and construction. Students view, discuss and create art inspired by different cultures, time periods, art styles and/or the works of famous artists. In our weekly sessions students develop their confidence when creating and are encouraged to experiment with new ideas, materials, concepts and techniques. Our corridor displays and annual Art Show celebrate our student’s artistic creations.

performing arts

The Performing Arts program is a special feature of Scoresby Primary School, providing students from Foundation to Level 6 the opportunity to participate in a range of exciting and engaging Performing Arts activities, including ensemble practice, dancing, the school choir and music lessons, as well as whole school performances at the end of each year.

Students learn about music theory, music history and follow a Teaching and Learning Scope and Sequence that develops practical instrumental skills. Lessons are designed to be fun and engaging with an emphasis on teamwork and making music as a class ensemble.

Performance skills are showcased and celebrated in our school productions, which are held every second year. This is an opportunity to undergo auditions and rehearsals in preparation for a theatre performance for the whole community.

Lots of fun for everyone!

performing arts

physical education

physical education

Participation in Physical Education and sport is an important part of the educational journey at SPS. We provide the opportunity for all students to participate in a variety of sports and experiences. These experiences are not only celebrated but also considered essential to the overall growth of our students.

The physical education program at Scoresby PS is responsible for helping students learn the value of Physical Literacy. Physical Literacy gives you physical skills and fitness, the attitudes and emotions that motivate you to be active, the knowledge and understanding of how, why and when you move and the social skills to be active with others. There is a whole school approach to Physical Education at SPS with programs such as Bike Education, PMP, and Sporting Skills Victoria promoting all the positive aspects of being active outside a competitive sporting environment.

lote

Mandarin is taught in levels p-6 for one lesson per week. Children of prep to two are taught how to communicate in Mandarin which cover the following topics: greetings, numbers, animals, color, festivals. Children of years three to six are taught these topics: occupations, countries, nationalities, sports, festivals.

Students are encouraged to practise the mandarin language, and to identify and imitate culturally appropriate language. Children of prep to two say general conversation such as hello/goodbye in Mandarin while children of years three to six would learn to ask and answer questions related to themselves such as, building a personal profile in Mandarin. Students are encouraged to join in songs, dances and games to reinforce their language skills. These activities give them an opportunity to demonstrate both verbally and non-verbally an enhanced understanding of the Mandarin language and culture.

In relation to our commitment to our students, the school community our goals are:

  • To develop responsible global citizens that contribute to the wider society
  • To provide an opportunity to engage with Chinese Mandarin Language
  • To embed the intercultural understanding of Asia with a focus on China
  • To develop and understanding of the connections between Australia and Asian countries

The key learning objectives we wish to impart to our students are:

  • Australia is a part of Asia.
  • Contributions China has made to Australia and the world
  • Geography and History of China
  • Intercultural Understandings between China and Australia