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Specialist Classes

At St. Luke's our students have access to a range of classes taught by specialist teachers.  Currently we offer Performing Arts, Visual Arts, ICT,  Library, Physical Education as well as access to private instrumental music lessons

Performing Arts

Music aPerforming Arts is another key component of learning at St. Luke's.  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. We also use the Kodaly method to improve vocal ability.  Biannually, students are involved in a whole school production that provides them with the opportunity to showcase their talent.  

 Physical Education

In Physical Education at St Luke’s there is a focus on the following –
*Movement
*Fitness
*Safety
*Health

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, rounders, netball, bat tennis and cricket.  Our school also participates in District 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 in Prep – 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 prep students, complete one session per week of PMP.  The focus, during these sessions are:

  • Gross motor skills - the acquisition of large scale movements e.g: walking, running, jumping, skipping, climbing, moving in and out of positions.
  • Fine motor skills - the acquisition of small scale movements e.g: performing building tasks,
  • isolating various fingers, using tools, copying precise actions without overflow (accompanying large scale movements).
  • Crossing the midline of the body. Eyes must also learn to track across the body midline to avoid potential difficulties with reading.
  • Establishment of a preferred hand. Examples include ball games, building activities, pushing and pulling tasks.
  • Balance - closely associated with the development of gross motor skills.
  • Body and space awareness. This usually develops from head to toe and from the centre outwards. Development is encouraged by movement through space such as swinging, moving the body/parts of the body in relation to pieces of equipment, e.g: tyres, hoops, boxes and tunnels. Spatial concepts such as behind, between, backwards, forwards and up/down are also practiced.
  • Visual and spatial skills. Students are helped to track objects in all directions, match shapes and copy patterns.
  • Rhythm sequence, memory and listening. Activities such as clapping to rhythms, fast vs slow movements, counting claps, steps, jumps, etc. These skills are relevant to the development of mathematical abilities,
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    VISUAL ART

    Students in all years participate in a 1 hour art class per week and bi annually St Luke's has an art show where these pieces  and talents are displayed.  Each student has the opportunity to create visual arts and be creative in doing so.


    ICT
    Students in years 1 to 6, participate in computer lessons, based on the digital technologies curriculum.  Students in Grades 5 to 6, have their own Chrome books, to use during these classes and students in Grade 1 to 4 have banks of Ipads and laptops to use throughout the lessons.  Students use the GAFE suite throughout daily lessons and this year there is a focus on coding. 


    Instrumental Music Lessons

    Instrumental lessons can be organised during school hours through Musicorp.

    http://www.musicorp.com.au/

     


    SAKG

    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.