Teaching and Learning
Visual Arts is offered at Aireys Inlet Primary School in a fortnightly 90 minute session. In every society the Arts play a pivotal role socially, economically and culturally. Students will use their environment, their experiences and their imagination as an inspiration for their work. They will develop an ability to concentrate and complete an artwork over a period of time. Students are developing a foundation of self-awareness about their own interests and preferences in Visual Arts. Through exploration of a variety of tools, techniques and materials appropriate to the artworks being developed, they are able to demonstrate their growing individual creativity and ability to express themselves. Students are learning to respond reflectively to the artwork of others.
The Performing Arts program is available to all students from Foundation – Year 6. Students learn Performing Arts skills such as singing, instrumental music, dance, drama and performance through working with the Performing Arts teacher, classroom teachers or visiting skilled practitioners in a specific performing arts area. Examples of these are performances involving singing or contemporary dance, which are performed at Geelong Schools Movement and Music Festival annually.
All students participate in an active Physical Education program. The program is conducted by a Physical Education specialist teacher, in conjunction with classroom teachers. Physical Education encompasses swimming, athletics, outdoor adventure activities, gymnastics, fundamental motor skills, bike education and games skills.
The regular school-based program builds students’ fitness, agility, strength and co-ordination through a broad range of age-appropriate activities.
Students in Foundation to Year 6 participate in the annual Athletics Competition and from this activity selected students compete against other district schools. A Cross Country Running competition is available for students in Year 3 to Year 6.
The Australian Curriculum: Science has two interrelated strands:
- Science Understanding
- Science Inquiry Skills
Together, the two strands of the science curriculum provide students with understanding, knowledge and skills through which they can develop a scientific view of the world. Students are challenged to explore science, its concepts, nature and uses through clearly described inquiry processes.
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Information and Communications Technology (I.C.T.) is taught across all year levels from Foundation to Year 6. The program offers children experiences using a variety of software programs and emphasis is placed on Cyber Safety and correct use of the Web for learning.
Students in Year 4 to Year 6 are required to have an iPad for one-to-one learning purchased by parents. Students in Years Foundation to Year 3 will have access to school purchased iPads and netbooks.