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Auslan

At Willmott Park Primary School, Auslan is offered from Grade 1 to Grade 3

The students have Auslan once a week for a fifty-minute lesson. The Auslan program teaches students to understand the role language plays in communicating with others and conveying messages, without using their voices.
  • Communication
  • Cross-cultural understanding
  • Literacy
  • General knowledge
  • What are the benefits of Auslan?

  • Learning and recognising letters
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary words
  • Reading back skills
  • Stimulates the brain development when you use left and right hemisphere of the brain.
  • Increase Memory Retention
  • Performing Arts

    Students at WPPS have a long standing tradition of participating in the Performing Arts. All students participate in weekly 50 minute sessions which offer a huge range of opportunities to express themselves artistically, albeit through song or playing music, dance and movement or through acting and dramatic play.

    Our program is focused on providing a lifelong love and understanding of the performing arts. Both the program offered during lesson time and the additional groups offered during lunch time is continually evolving and changing to suit the talents and interests of our budding young performers and has included such things as:
    • Optional Instrumental program for Guitar, Piano and Drum
    • Singing with the choir at whole school events and assemblies
    • Playing instruments with the Rock Band or Ukulele ensemble and performing at the annual School of Rock concert
    • Performing with visiting musicians

    Physical Education

    Willmott Park Primary School provides students with the skills, confidence and knowledge to become responsible for their own engagement in physical activities for life.

    Students in Prep – Year 2 will develop their fundamental movement skills, required for success in sporting activities. Students in their first years at WPPS, will also learn to follow basic rules through small-sided games, to build their knowledge of applying these skills into games.

    Students in Year 3 and Year 4 are introduced to common sports, and the knowledge of rules and skills that are required to be successful in these sports. WPPS students get to experience playing in these sports, modified based on skill level to build confidence in all students.

    Students in Year 5 and Year 6 begin to learn and implement sporting strategies and tactics into these sports, as well as learning further sports that they may be unfamiliar with. They also learn how some skills and strategies can be used in multiple sports.

    Interschool Sport Y5&6

    Willmott Park students are also offered the opportunity to participate against other schools in our district in Interschool Sport. The sports that we compete in are:

    Term 1 – Basketball, Volleyball, Tee-ball, Cricket
    Term 2 – AFL, Soccer, Netball
    Term 3/4 – TBC

    We also compete against other schools in a range of other competitions including:
  • Interschool Athletics
  • Interschool Cross Country
  • Interschool Swimming
  • Hoop Time (Basketball)
  • T20 Cricket Blast
  • STEAM

    At Wilmott Park Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM) is taught from Years 3 – 6. Our students participate in 1 weekly 50-minute STEAM lesson.

    During these lessons the students develop their curiosity with hands-on experiences that encourage them to think like scientists and engineers. They also develop fundamental skills in problem solving, design, critical thinking, risk taking, perseverance and curiosity through coding, robotics, design and 3D printing.

    In the STEAM room students at Willmott Park Primary School have access to and regularly use:
  • 24 networked laptops
  • Bee Bots
  • Spheros
  • Makey Makey
  • FlashForge 3D Printers
  • Carvey CNC Machine
  • Lego Mindstorms EV3
  • Lego Wedo
  • Visual Art

    The Willmott Park Art program is designed to be fun, engaging and teach students to love Art and creating. Students are free to explore their creativity whilst learning and experimenting with a great range of mediums and styles.

    Every term has a different focus but in general our breakdown includes:

    Term 1 – Drawing
    Each year level has a different focus but all involve building skills with pencil. We explore fantasy art, perspective drawing and portraiture

    Term 2 – Painting
    Students are taught the basics in colour theory and painting techniques. We explore various styles including pop art, realism, cubism, surrealism and renaissance painting

    Term 3 – Textiles and Construction
    Students are taught to create things with their hands and explore construction with cardboard and wood, stitching and embroidery and modelling with clay

    Term 4 – Exploration
    In Term 4 students create their own projects and are free to use the skills they have developed in previous terms to bring their vision to life.
    We acknowledege the Gunung-Willam-Balluk people as the Tradiational Owners of the land on which we meet and pay our respects to the Elders past and present.
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