There is no specific religious instruction but all children are expected to abide by moral education which takes place as part of general lessons. The teachers are fully aware that some sects have different practise and beliefs and respect this. No child will be forced to participate in an activity which conflicts with their personal beliefs. However, for practical reasons the children will remain in the classroom. Please discuss any special considerations with your child’s teacher.
Students from Years 1 to 6 have the opportunity to participate in Visual Arts with our Arts Specialist Teacher. Student use our visual arts room in Block 3 to explore a range of art medium and create amazing pieces of art work. The focus of our Arts program is to enhance students creativity and to give students the opportunity to explore a range of skills and processes relating to visual arts, including the use of technology in art.
Students have access to iPads, desk top computers, laptops and interactive whiteboards both in the classroom and in the ICT classes where they work with our Specialist ICT Teacher. Students use this technology to learn with and develop their skills in using digital technologies.
Tuesday lunch times the CoderDojo Club gives students the opportunity to be creative with coding learning to code, build a website, create app’s or games and explore technology. Parents are very welcome to attend these sessions and work with students.
Languages Program – Indonesian
Year 3 and 4 students engage with our Indonesian program to broaden their opportunities to develop an understanding of cultural diversity in the interconnected world we live in. Students are encouraged to explore their own linguistic, social and cultural practices and identities and those associated with speakers of Indonesian.
Students are provided with an engaging hands-on program with our Specialist Science Teacher each week. Students explore Earth and Space Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, and Physical Sciences through the inquiry process.
Our Science program is fundamental in teaching students to investigate, make predictions, observe and solve problems to understand our biological, physical and technological world.
Our Specialist Library Teacher focuses on building a love for books and reading, and provides a stimulating program to engage students. Classes focus on learning library and research skills that can be integrated into their class work.
Our Physical Education Program focuses on enhancing students movement abilities to be able to participate in team games and individual fitness activities. Students are challenged to do their personal best and have fun while being physically active.
Each child has one or two physical education and one sport sessions per week.
Pre-Primary to Year 6 are divided into Gold, Green, Blue or Red factions. Where possible, children from the same family are placed in the same faction. Children are encouraged to wear their correct colour sport t-shirt when representing their faction during sport sessions and sporting events.
Students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 have two weeks of Interm Swimming lessons. All children are expected to attend unless medical reasons prevent them from doing so, a note is then required.
Albany has beautiful beaches, it is important that students gain a high level of swimming ability for their personal safety.
Rocket Readers – Reading Intervention Program
This very successful program targets students in Junior Primary to improve their reading skills. Students work one-on-one with a trained Rocket Reader coordinator to support and improve their Reading skills.
Reading Breakfast Club
Each Monday to Thursday before school we have our Reading Breakfast Club. All students have the opportunity to come and have a healthy breakfast and read a book to an adult. Staff, parents and community members volunteer their time to coordinate this valuable program and we are very fortunate to be supported with donations from the local community to provide a nutritious breakfast for students at Yakamia.