Specialists

Albany Rise students participate in many activities outside of their home classroom. We enjoy outstanding facilities for all of our specialist learning areas including:

Physical Education (PE)

The aim of the Physical Education program at Albany Rise is to develop each child’s Fundamental Motor Skills and fitness as part of their experiences in Primary School.  The students are given the opportunity to participate in a vast number of different activities with the aim being to develop in each of them the desire to make physical activity an important part of their life both now and for the long term.

The following is a brief outline of some of the areas covered in the Physical Education and Sport Program at Albany Rise Primary School.

Weekly Physical Education classes aimed at developing students’ Fundamental Motor Skills which include circuit and fitness sessions. The games and activities that children participate in also develop team work and sportsmanship skills and an interest in physical activity in general.

Participation in clinics, a two week intensive swimming program, special whole school sporting days and weeks, Fun Sports Day / Physical Education Week, Interschool Sport, District, Zone and State Competitions for both individuals and teams, Bike Education, District and Zone Athletics and Cross Country, Round Robin Carnival, Kanga Cricket, Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) for Foundation students and lots, lots more.

Visual Art

The Visual Arts program at Albany Rise aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore, create and respond to art in a safe and fun learning environment. All students from Foundation to Year 6 are involved in weekly Visual Arts lessons in our spacious and well equipped Art room.

Students participate in hands on activities that cover all aspects of the Visual Arts curriculum. Our students gain experience in the art areas of drawing, collage, painting, textiles, printmaking, construction and modelling throughout their seven years of primary school. They explore and use a wide variety of materials, techniques, and processes specific to each art form.

Students are also given the opportunity to study different artists and their works, and compare different art pieces and styles. Students learn about art works from different cultures and times and use this learning as inspiration for their own art works.

Students are always encouraged to use their imagination in expressing new ideas and applying new skills when working in the art room at Albany Rise.

Performing Arts

At Albany Rise Primary School, all students from Foundation to Year six participate in Performing Arts. Students become familiar with all the elements of music in activities which are both instructional and engaging. Starting with percussion instruments in Foundation, the children learn the recorder in Grades three and four and the ukulele in Grades five and six. Another popular instrument taught is the bucket drum.

We have a large school choir which performs at important events, both at school and in the wider community. We hold an annual Christmas celebration and run a biannual Musical, over two nights which includes every child. The students are also offered the opportunity to learn the keyboard or guitar in private lessons.

Language Other Than English | Mandarin

At Albany Rise Primary School, all students from Foundation to Year six study LOTE – Languages Other Than English. Our primary language is Chinese – Mandarin and the children learn to recognise the characters, reproducing them by tracing, copying and writing them in formal calligraphy.

Students learn about China and its place in South East Asia and the world, fostering an appreciation and respect for a different culture. The LOTE program includes the celebration of China’s festivals, demonstrations of traditional dancing, the reading of folk talks and participation in songs and games.

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