All year levels have access to Science/ STEM, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Language programs taught by specialist teachers.
Science/STEM is a key learning area here at Sale Primary School and is taught by a ‘Science Specialist’. We are all very excited as the school now has a new dedicated Science/STEM room next to the school library. All Students participate in a 60 minute Science/ STEM lesson each week.
Sale Primary School has implemented ‘Primary Connections’ as the main teaching and learning program in years F-6. This program develop the Scientific Inquiry skills of students to learn the content topics of:
The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understanding and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues and to participate, if they wish, in science-related careers.
All students participate in our Visual Arts program provided by a specialist teacher, based on the Victorian Curriculum F-10.
Foundation classes attend a 60-minute Art lesson all year, whilst students in Grades 1-6 attend lessons for two terms. During Art lessons, students' are introduced to various Art mediums and techniques.
Most Visual Art lessons include discussion, demonstration, making and creating and conclude with reflection and feedback. The students are encouraged to explore the elements and principles of Art through a variety of media and experiences including drawing, painting, threads and textiles, construction, collage, printmaking, clay and various other mediums and techniques.
Visual Art at Sale Primary aims to develop a student's creative problem solving abilities and encourage independent thinking, providing them with the skills to express themselves and think creatively. Every student is encouraged to create Artworks whilst developing their aesthetic education - understanding how to view Art.
Students are expected to wear a suitable (preferably waterproof) Art smock or old shirt, to protect clothing when participating in Art lessons.
All classes participate in a Music program provided by a specialist teacher. Grade 1-6 students are provided with specialist weekly Music classes, for two terms using a variety of resources, equipment and instruments.
Foundation classes attend Music lessons throughout the year. We have a number of performing ensembles including Choirs, Rock Bands and Taiko (traditional Japanese drumming).
Middle and senior students are involved in these ensembles, while Junior students enjoy many Music activities during specialist Music classes as well as a Foundation and Junior choir.
The rock bands performs classic hits and contemporary songs from artists including Sia, Deep Purple, The Troggs, Shawn Mendes and many more.
Taiko drumming is spectacular! It involves students learning technical drumming skills, movement, chanting and dance.
Our ensembles and bands are involved in performances throughout the year. This may include Eisteddfods, assembly performances and out of school performances. As a reward for hard work and commitment, an exciting one-day band tour takes place during term four, where students will be given the opportunity to display their talents to the public.
Private weekly music tuition is also available at the school covering a range of instruments, many of which can be hired from the school.
Auslan aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to:
These aims are interrelated and provide the basis for two organising strands for learning Auslan: Communicating and Understanding.