Programs - Specialist Programs

Specialist Programs

Visual Arts

Aberfeldie Primary School has a well-equipped Art room with all students from Prep to Year 6 participating in weekly art classes with a specialist Art Teacher.

The Victorian Essential Learning Standards are used as a guide for planning and all students are involved in creating, making, presenting and reflecting on their art works.The students explore the areas of painting, drawing, construction, printing, collage, modelling and textiles.  Activities build upon the students’ skills and knowledge and their appreciation of art.Visual Arts classes give students the opportunity to develop and broaden their creative skills and celebrate their work with students’ art work prominently displayed around the school.

Physical Education

Aberfeldie Primary School has excellent physical education facilities with a well-equipped gymnasium, oval and large playing field and netball courts.  A Physical Education Teacher takes all students from Prep-Year 6 for a weekly Physical Education lesson.

The Physical Education program is based on the movement and physical activity dimensions of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards. The focus of the program is to engage students in activities that demonstrate and promote the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle. The Physical Education program develops students’ confidence and motivation to use and develop their movement skills, improve their performance and maintain a healthy level of fitness.At Aberfeldie we value cooperation, respect and excellence. Through our Physical Education program students develop an understanding and appreciation and both cooperative and competitive sporting and games’ situations, including the concept of fair play and following safety principles and rules of the game.   

Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Japanese

Japanese is the Language Other Than English taught at Aberfeldie Primary School. The aim of our LOTE program is to develop an understanding that language is used for communication, and through exploring other languages we are able to develop an awareness and respect for other cultures and celebrate diversity.

The Japanese classroom is a vibrant room bursting with images that allows the students to be immersed in Japanese culture. Students from Prep to Year 6 participate in weekly Japanese classes.  The LOTE program uses a living language approach that aims to bring to life, and let students experience, many aspects of Japan and Japanese lifestyle. The program develops students’ knowledge of various aspects of daily life and social interactions including food preparation and cooking, festivals, historical events and gives students the skills and ability to communicate and live out these experiences using Japanese Language.