Specialist Subjects

 

Art - Students are provided a varied and stimulating program of instruction in Visual Art which covers the curriculum from Foundation to Year 6. We provide them with opportunities to develop a range of ways to express themselves and their individual creativity. 
 

Music – All students have weekly music lessons. The students explore the elements of music including dynamics, pitch, beat, rhythm, tempo, texture and timbre. Students are taught through singing, playing of musical instruments, composing and improvising. They use body percussion as well as a variety of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments to make music and create accompaniments for songs, chants and rhymes and styles plus learn to read basic notation.
 

PE - Our Physical Education program is skill-based program. Participation in physical activities provides opportunities for enjoyment, recreation, fitness, social interaction, physical and mental relaxation and competition. Physical education lessons are timetabled weekly and include fundamental motor skills, ball skills, gymnastics/movement, athletics and games.

Our Physical Education program also includes:
• House based cross country and athletics

• Swimming programs which include practical and water safety sessions
Senior students compete in sports each term with local network schools with the opportunity to progress to district, regional and state levels.

We are well resourced with areas that can be utilised for sporting activities such as an indoor performance centre, outdoor basketball and netball courts, a soccer pitch and football oval.

 

Auslan - was introduced into Riddells Creek Primary School in 2021 and all from Prep to Grade 6 participate in weekly sessions. Students are introduced to Auslan learning signs relating to their every day. They participate in simple interactions with their peers and develop communication skills though games and events in their daily lives. Students become familiar with handshapes, movement and location of signs.  They describe familiar objects, people, animals and transport using signs, gestures and mime.

 

Kitchen Garden – All grade 3-4 students participate in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. This entails both a garden and a kitchen session each fortnight. The purpose of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation is to introduce pleasurable food education to children during their learning years, in order to form positive food habits for life. Pleasurable food education encourages critical thinking, teamwork, an understanding of cause and effect, increased levels of observation, as well as being a very tasty experience!