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Science at St Peter's is taught following the guidelines of the Western Australian Curriculum. This subject provides opportunities to experience the joy of scientific discovery and nurtures students’ natural curiosity about the world around them. Our students develop critical and creative thinking skills, and challenge themselves to identify questions and draw evidence-based conclusions using scientific methods. Students explore and determine ways to understand our world under the overarching concepts of:
Earth and Space Science; and
Students develop an understanding of the following:
important science concepts and processes;
the practices used to develop scientific knowledge;
the contribution of science to our culture and in our society; and
the applications of science in our lives.
St Peter’s offers a diverse and comprehensive program of music from Pre Primary to Year 6. The classroom program follows the guidelines of the Western Australian Curriculum with a keen focus on vocal, aural, and instrumental skills using a sequential, play-based approach. Composition and improvisation are also encouraged. The music program utilises Kodaly methodology, Orff Schulwerk and Musical Futures pedagogy and includes:
Recorder in Year 3.
Ukulele in Year 4.
Keyboard and Guitar in Year 5.
Bass Guitar and Drum-kit in Year 6.
Students may also choose to participate in our award-winning Choir, Concert Band, Guitar Ensemble, and Instrumental Program. Instruments on offer include:
Trumpet, Trombone, and Baritone
Dance and Drama
We are excited to introduce Dance and Drama as a new specialist class this year! It is designed as an inclusive class for all students to develop new skills through the areas of Drama and Dance. This specialist area lends itself for all students to grow creatively, cooperatively and in confidence. In Dance and Drama lessons, students will participate in meaningful and engaging experiences that support development of problem solving and critical thinking.
Students at St Peter’s participate in Physical Education lessons. The lessons teach the skills to be physically active within the school and outer school community.
Pre Primary - Year Two students learn fundamental movement skills. Students perform these skills in minor game play.
Year Three - Six students combine fundamental movement skills with learning sport specific strategies. Students practise these skills in modified games.
Students learn how to participate in an ethically and fair competitive sporting environment by participating in Swimming, Cross-Country and Athletic Carnivals.
Italian at St Peter’s allows students to be exposed to both the language and culture.
Students learn by taking part in a variety of fun language games as well as in activities to broaden their Italian vocabulary knowledge.
Every year, St Peter’s hosts ‘Italian Week!’ This wonderful experience allows both students and staff to sample Italian food and participate in Italian craft activities.
Year 5 and 6 students enjoy being given the opportunity to take part in an Italian regional and restaurant Expo. Research and creativity are key components when learning a language!