Specialist Subjects

Specialist Subjects

Physical Education

Wantirna South Primary has comprehensive PE program run by our PE and Sports teacher. All children participate in one hour of PE from Prep through to Year 6, with senior students having an hour extra of specialised sport training.

The acquisition of fundamental motor skills is a major focus in PE, particularly in Years P/1/2 as well as building confidence, strength and skill knowledge. The students’ progress from learning simple rules and procedures to enable them to participate in movement and physical activity, to using equipment safely and confidently.

Our middle and senior programs (3-6) focus on developing the students’ proficiency in their fundamental movement skills and applying strategic concepts when participating in games as well as demonstrating the positive behaviours of cooperation, teamwork and fair play.

Units covered include Athletics, T-Ball/Softball, Golf, Cricket, Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Netball, Rugby, Fitness and Orienteering as well as Game Sense activities.

The PE program is complimented by school wide activities such as the House Twilight Sports, House Cross Country, Perceptual Motor Program and Lunchtime Sports Clubs. Our Sports Captains and House Captains support our program through assisting with the organisation of these events.

Students in Year 3-4 also have the opportunity to participate in School District competitions in Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country, while Year 5 and 6 students participate in Basketball Hooptime, Winter and Summer Sports competitions where they compete against other schools in a variety of sports including Softball, Netball, Cricket, Volleyball, Soccer, AFL and Tennis. Our sporting teams not only have the opportunity to compete at District level, but they can progress to contest Division, Region and even State levels of competitions.

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts program is highly valued at Wantirna South Primary School with all students participating in weekly 60 minute sessions. The students experience a variety of dance, music, drama and media arts in an encouraging and supportive environment. They learn the basic skills of music, the elements of dance, drama creating and responding. The students have the opportunity to create and make radio shows, write skits and film news type and comical performances using various multimedia and technologies.

A holistic approach to teaching the Performing Arts is engaged bringing the students’ interests (and the teachers’) into the classroom making learning whole, real and relevant.

Students who join our lunch time Art Club, offered weekly, are offered opportunities to finish work, collaborate or extend their skills.

At WaSPS, visual art talent is recognised and rewarded monthly at our whole school assembly with the Artist of the Month Award. The winning artworks are then proudly displayed in the school office foyer.

Visual Arts

The Art Room is always a busy ‘hive’ of activity. Students across all levels enjoy being challenged creatively and at WaSPS you will find the children inspiring each other to show off their creative best. Led by our Art Captains, students explore a range of art techniques and visual art mediums.

Our art lessons are inspired by a range of mentor artists from a wide range of different cultures, historical and contemporary times. Each week the children experiment and develop their skills, working on both individual and collaborative pieces, to be proudly displayed around the school.