Specialist AreasFloreat Park Primary School
Music and SIM
Floreat Park Primary School provides a dedicated and engaging music program that allows students to express themselves in many forms. The general music program enables all students in years 1 to 6 to experience music through vocal, instrumental and aural activities. The school also has a strong instrumental music program which is coordinated by the School of Instrumental Music. The program offers students in years 3 to 6 the opportunity to learn the violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, brass and classical guitar. The school choir performs at a number of events throughout the year.
Sport is quite a tradition at Floreat Park Primary School. Our children enjoy sport and are encouraged to be active through our daily Fitness Program.
Health and physical wellbeing is a priority in our school. The Fundamental Movement skills and the Fundamental Game Strategies are key components of the Physical Education Program. The focus is on a developmental pathway in which students’ progress through the two programs, from years one to six, leaving the school with the skills needed for confident participation in sport and recreational activities. The program also enables students to make responsible decisions about health and physical activity.
As part of the Health and Physical Education Program there is an emphasis on the development of life skills to encourage resilience, respect and confidence, to allow students to reach their full potential. The Physical Education Program encourages all students to enjoy and participate fully in all physical activity. At Floreat we also encourage community involvement in our sports program. On Tuesday mornings our Running Club invites parents and children to get fit together.
Assessment is based on Monitoring Standards in Education, Fundamental Movement Skills and Fundamental Games Strategies Testing.
iPads are used to test students and also for students self-reflection.
The Physical Education Program also offers the following:
- House Swimming Carnival
- Interschool Swimming Carnival
- House Athletics
- Interschool Athletics Carnival
- Tae Kwon Do
- Interschool Sports Competitions
- Cross Country
Our Physical Education Program offers
- two lessons per week
- daily fitness
- weekly sport
Health and Physical Education teaches students how to enhance their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts to prepare the students for real life situations. It helps to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships.
Our Health Program instils the qualities of resilience and confidence, and helps children to make decisions and take actions to promote their own health, safety and physical activity participation.
All classes throughout the school participate in “The You Can Do It program”. This program develops the potential of all children (academically, intellectually, interpersonally and emotionally) through instilling in children the 5 foundations- Confidence, Persistence, Organisation, Resilience and Getting Along.
The Virtues Program nurtures qualities of character for all students and encourages them to be their best.
Our Physical Education and Health Program are entwined and integral to the full development of the child.
Art opens us to a world of possibilities. It teaches critical thinking, self-expression, problem solving, individuality, creativity and self-esteem. Art is taught in our school by a Visual Arts specialist teacher. The lessons take place within a well-equipped, purpose built art room. New skills and techniques are learnt as the children explore drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. We encourage students to take pride in their artistic achievements as well as respecting the work of others.
LOTE (Languages Other Than English)
Italian is the LOTE offered at FPPS to students from year 3 to year 6. It is one of the eight learning areas and the course follows the National Curriculum.
Students are provided with the opportunity to demonstrate progressive achievement in the LOTE learning area outcomes of Listening, Responding and Speaking; Viewing, Reading and Responding; and Writing. The course content focuses on topics that are relevant to the students themselves, their interests and their experiences.
The teaching program is delivered in an enjoyable, interactive way, utilizing innovative and diverse strategies to cater to the students’ different learning styles. Learning experiences include on-line programs, competitions, games, cooking activities, singing, performing plays, and watching clips in Italia as well as incursions, restaurant outings and various food experiences.
Research shows that students who study Italian improve their English skills and demonstrate improved cognitive development and creative thinking. Students not only benefit from increased communication and intercultural understanding, but their cultural opportunities and employment and career opportunities are expanded.