Specialist Programs

GA2018-10-30-1200.jpgGuardian Angels' Wynnum provides a range of specialist activities for our students to enjoy:

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

This curriculum will comprise two major strands:

  • Personal, social and community health;
  • Movement and physical activity.

All students from Prep to Year 3 engage in a 40 minute lesson each week with our specialist HPE teacher in this learning area. Students in Years 4 to 6 have a 30 minute weekly lesson.

Music

All students from Prep to Year 3 engage in a 40 minute lesson each week with our specialist Music teacher in this learning area. Students in Years 4 to 6 have a 30 minute weekly lesson. We also have a Senior School Choir for Year 4 to 6 students, which enthusiastically participate in the Queensland Catholic Colleges Music Festival. Our Senior Choir also perform at various music evenings, assemblies, mass and combined school choir events throughout the year. In addition, the Mini Singers is a junior vocal choir for students in Year 2 and 3. Here, they learn to work together in an ensemble, choir etiquette and singing in tune.

Instrumental Music tuition is provided by our Music teacher Miss Cassandra Muir for Year 3 to 6 students. This is an extra-curricular activity, therefore fees and levies apply. The program offers small group lessons for Woodwind (Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone), Brass (Trumpet and Trombone) and Percussion instruments. Once children's musical learning and ability have progressed, they are invited to join the Concert Band. More information is available at the Mt Carmel Office.

Drama

All students from Prep to Year 3 engage in a 40 minute Drama lesson with our Drama specialist each week. Year 4 students receive a 30 minute lesson in their Specialist class rotations.  Class teachers in Years 5 and 6 undertake this strand of The Arts Curriculum in class.

Dance

All students engage in a weekly 40 minute lesson with our Dance Specialist for 1 term throughout the year. The program is provides students with learning experiences in the dimensions of Making (Choreography and Performance) and Responding.  Students explore the elements of dance to make and perform dance that demonstrate skills and techniques to represent ideas, characters and emotion.

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 4-6 for 1.5 hours per week.

Sport

Swimming lessons are conducted in Term 4 for students in Years 1-2. Friday inter-school sport afternoon competition is available to all students in Years 4, 5 and 6. Student interest determines sports undertaken. Students in Year 3  participate in an intra-house competition on Friday afternoons.

All students compete in athletics competition and in cross-country. Children in years 3-6 participate in the school swimming carnival. After these whole school carnivals there is opportunity for students in years 3-6 to progress into Catholic and District competition if selected.

In addition Guardian Angels' runs several before and after school clubs. Students can attend these clubs if the activity interests them. An external fee paying Sports Aerobics club also runs weekly training sessions and yearly competition.

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