– Media Arts
– Visual Arts
The arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. The five arts subjects in the Australian Curriculum provide opportunities for students to learn how to create, design, represent, communicate and share their imagined and conceptual ideas, emotions, observations and experiences.
Students are a part of a specialist Arts lesson once a week. Depending on the subject area being taught, the Arts teacher has access to a performing arts room and also an Arts/ Science lab. Along with the Interactive whiteboard installed in every room at VPS, both ARTS areas are also equipped with a Lightspeed REDCAT Soundfield system.
Our school offers students the opportunity to be a part of Choir. There are three separate choir groups (R-2, 3-5 and 6/7). Our Year 6/7 students have the opportunity to participate in the Festival of Choir performances at the Festival Center.
Our Physical Education program incorporates both physical and specialist lessons. Students are a part of a P.E lesson with our specialist teacher once a week for a skills based lesson. They primarily focus on fundamental movement skills, dance, movement exploration, active living, sports games, physical skills and gymnastics. Our extensive grounds and our fully equipped gymnasium ensure that our program can be run all year round.
Virginia participates in the Premier’s Be Active Challenge each year and has been recognised consistently as a top 50 high achieving school.
Annual swimming lessons (Reception – Year 5) are held during Term 4. An Aquatics Program (Year 6 & 7) is also scheduled each year.
Our senior students participate in a range of SAPSASA events throughout the year and have had great success. Our girls SAPSASA football team has been successful in reaching the State Grand Final for the past three years (2013-2015).
The learning of science in our school is enriched by visitors such as Anita Trenwith (Science teacher of the year, 2012), who has run science programs for science week for the past few years.
In 2016 a select group of students will have the opportunity to apply to be a part of a specialist Science Technology Engineering Maths group.
At Virginia Primary we are proud of all the cultures that are represented within our school. Our whole school language in 2016 and beyond will be Vietnamese.
Our language program is much more than just being able to speak and write in a language, it is about being culturally aware and developing an interest in language.
Our language program and Arts program will be closely linked in 2016 along with our Student Well-being initiatives where we celebrate not only the Vietnamese culture and language, but all others that represent our school.