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Specialist Classes

In 2018 the specialist programs offered at St Luke's are: STEM, Performing Arts, Visual Arts,  Physical Education, Indonesian, private instrumental music lessons and SAKG.



In 2018 an exciting STEM program is taught to all student from Foundation to Grade 6. STEM educat
ion is the learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an integrated approach. Students gain and apply knowledge, deepen their understanding and develop creative and critical thinking skills within an authentic context. This will  include inquiry and project-based learning.


Performing Arts is a valued program at St Luke's as a way of expressing creativity through dance, singing, acting and performing.  Throughout the program, students develop their knowledge of several areas of music including listening and analysis, composition, performance, basic keyboard and percussion skills and note reading.   Biannually, students are involved in a whole school production that provides them with the opportunity to showcase their talent.  



 

Physical Education is an important program that allows all student to get active and fit.  At St Luke's we focus on movement, fitness, safety and health through out program and place emphasis upon co-operations a sportsman ship.  The students receive instructions and learn specific skills through individual activities, team games, movement activities, fitness fun, ball handling and motor skills and dance. There is a significant focus on motor skills, individual and team concepts as well as social development.

Students can participate in a range of inter school sports including softball, volleyball, basketball, football, soccer, netball, tennis and cricket.  Our school also participates in District and Division events that include Cross Country, athletics and swimming. These days are extremely enjoyable for the students.

St Luke’s holds a Twilight Sports Carnival for students for Foundation to Year 6 that consists of novelty events as well as traditional athletic track and field events. This night is an example of Physical Education bringing a school community together and is a great deal of fun!

Our foundation students participate in  PMP ( Perpetual Motor Program). This program assists the development of the child and their relationship with their peers and the surrounding environment. It aids concentration and reasoning and gives a sound basis for future formal learning. PMP enhances brain development by stimulating the five senses through movement.

Students also have the opportunity to complete a two week intensive swimming program at Aquanation.  

 



Visual Arts is a way for students to express their creativity side through painting, drawing, sculpting, constructing and art appreciation.   These classes aim to improve students’ skills around these areas and ensure that students have the opportunity to design, create and present their art works. 

Bi annually St Luke's holds an art show where students art works and talents are displayed.  2018 is an ART SHOW year


Indonesian is the language that is taught to our students as their second language.  Students learn about the country Indonesia and how it is made up of many islands, (telegraphy) the flora and fauna, the history as well as the Indonesian language.   Our school has a dedicated Indonesian Language room and a part-time Indonesian teacher.


Instrumental Music lessons can be organised during school hours through Excel Music, these include flute, guitar, drums, piano/keyboard and singing. Our Instrumental Music program runs during school hours in the Music Room.  Students have the opportunity to partake in group or individual lessons.  

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Instrumental Music Program, please contact Excel Music on (03) 9801 8991.

http://www.excelmusic.com.au/


Students in all year levels participate in cooking classes in our SAKG room. ( Stephanie Alexander Kitchen & Garden ) They learn to grow the food, prepare the dishes and share a meal with their classmates in a warm & inviting environment.  

This program is run in conjunction with a team of St Luke's parents. 


Students at St Luke’s are encouraged to participate in a diverse range of activities and clubs during or outside regular school hours.

During school hours:

  • Games Club
  • Coding Club
  • Gardening Club
  • Glee Club
  • Sport Club
  • Library Club - Pop up Library
  • Art Club
  • Mini Vinnies

 

Outside school hours:

  • Mini Vinnies every second Thursday 3:15 to 4:00
  • SLOSH - before and after care program - daily 3:15 to 6:30
  • Young Engineers STEM Learning via LEGO® MODELLING  Monday 3:30 to 5:00
  • Parish Partnerships

STEM Learning via LEGO® MODELLING 

The globally proven Young Engineers Program aims to enrich your child’s development with the help of specialised LEGO® motorised kits. Through hands on LEGO® Modelling - children not only enhance their knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, but also learn real life essential behavioural skills to prepare them for the needs of the world of tomorrow - TODAY!