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Specialist Programs

008.jpgGuardian Angels' Wynnum provides a range of specialist activities for our students to enjoy:

Health and Physical Education (H.P.E.)

The Australian Curriculum in HPE is due for implementation in 2016. It is proposed that this curriculum will comprise two major strands:

·         Personal, social and community health;

·         Movement and physical activity.

All students from Prep to Year 4 engage in a 40 minute lesson each week with our specialist HPE teacher in this learning area. Students in Years 5 and 6 have a 30 minute weekly lesson.

The Arts

The Arts Curriculum is also due for implementation on 2016. It is proposed that this curriculum will comprise the following strands:

  • ​Music
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Visual Arts
  • Media Arts

Music

All students from Prep to Year 4 engage in a 40 minute lesson each week with our specialist Music teacher in this learning area. Students in Years​​ 5 and 6 have a 30 minute weekly lesson. We also have a school choir which participates with great success each year in the Wynnum Eisteddfod and Catholic Colleges Music Festival. Our choir also performs at various functions and events throughout the year.

Instrumental Music tuition is provided in a range of instruments by Musicorp. Parents enter directly into a private arrangement with instructors from this company.

Drama

All students from Prep to Year 4 engage in a 40 minute Drama lesson with our Drama specialist each week. Class teachers in Years 5 and 6 undertake this strand of The Arts Curriculum in class.

Dance

This strand of The Arts Curriculum is catered for through the engagement of a private provider, ‘The Dance Cart. This company employs registered teachers to implement a Dance program for all students from Prep to Year 6. Lessons culminate in a performance at the conclusion of the term in which lessons take place.

Visual Arts and Media Arts

These two strands will be implemented by the classroom teacher from Prep to Year 6.

Languages Other than English (LOTE)

Currently Japanese is taught to students in Years 5 and 6 for 1.5 hours per week.

Sport

Swimming lessons are conducted in Term 1 for students in Years 1-2. Inter-school Friday afternoon competition is available to all students from Years 5 and 6. Student interest determines sports undertaken. Students in Year 4 currently participate in an inter-house competition on Friday afternoons.

All students compete in athletics competition and in cross-country.