Specialist Programs

VISUAL ARTS

 

The learning encompassed in the visual art program at Kismet Park is based on the Victorian Curriculum and involves the dimensions 'Explore and Express Ideas', 'Visual Arts Practices', 'Present and Perform' and 'Respond and Interpret'.  These dimensions focus on ideas, skills, techniques, processes and presentations.

 

At Kismet Park we use the following areas of art to develop these skills; painting, printing, collage, construction, modelling, drawing, threads and textiles. These may be introduced as individual projects or as part of a mixed media project. Also being introduced is the use of the computer in graphic presentations. These eight areas involve the children's imagination and allows for experimentation, planning and the application of skills, techniques and processes.  

 

At Kismet Park the students explore the quality of art works, discuss the purpose of the works and the audience it was created for and develop art language to express their thoughts about art works.

 

 

 

JAPANESE

 

Our Kismet Park Primary School Japanese learning program is designed to provide students with an engaging and immersive experience in learning the Japanese language and culture. Our students from Prep to Grade 6 are provided with weekly Japanese lessons.

 

At Kismet Park Primary School, students have the opportunity to develop their language skills through a variety of interactive activities such as language games, role-playing exercises, and cultural activities. Our experienced and dedicated teachers create a supportive learning environment where students are encouraged to practise speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Japanese.

 

From Grade 3 to Grade 6, a key learning area is hiragana, one of the fundamental writing systems in the Japanese language. In our Japanese language classes, students will embark on a journey to master hiragana, the basic phonetic script used to write native Japanese words. Through a combination of interactive lessons, practice exercises, and fun activities, students at Kismet Park Primary School develop their hiragana reading and writing skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.

In addition to language skills, our program also focuses on exposing students to the rich and diverse culture of Japan. Through hands-on activities, students learn about traditional Japanese customs, holidays, and arts such as origami.

 

We believe that learning a new language opens doors to new opportunities and helps students develop a global perspective. By participating in the Kismet Park Primary School Japanese learning program, students not only gain valuable language skills but also develop a deeper appreciation for diversity and cultural understanding. 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

 

Performing Arts at Kismet Park Primary is an exciting program that allows kinaesthetic and active learners to succeed in a very different learning environment. In their time from prep to grade six, students will develop a variety of skills ranging from performance, music, media technology and public speaking. Throughout the year students at all year levels participate in a wide variety of the Victorian Arts Curriculum including drama, music, media and dance.

 

Drama units offer students opportunities to devise, script, direct, perform and evaluate their own performances.

 

Music includes an instrumental portion of the program to develop theory skills in reading basic sheet music as well as practical skills when playing a variety of instruments.

 

Media units see students explore how they can use technology to create and capture their creative work when making short digital stories, editing photos and music and making Claymation.

 

Dance units allow students the freedom to get-up and get moving, using their bodies to convey stories and emotions through movement.

 

Through the Performing Arts program, we aim to build self-confidence and expression. We develop oral language, and speaking and listening skills when sharing work, as well as critical and creative thinking when explaining what we enjoy and why. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively with their peers and build team-working skills when working in ensembles.  

 

The highlight of the Performing Arts program at Kismet Park is the biannual whole school production. This exciting large-scale event allows all students in the school the opportunity to perform onstage in front of a community audience with professional staging, lighting and sound. This is a student-driven event which encompasses all elements of the curriculum and creates life long memories for our little stars on stage.  

 

  

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

At Kismet Park Primary School, we believe in the importance of staying active and having fun while doing so. Our PE program is designed to help students develop physical skills, foster teamwork, and promote a lifelong love for physical activity.

 

Students begin by developing their Fundamental Motor Skills and through a variety of games, exercises, and sports, students will have the opportunity to explore different ways of moving their bodies and engaging in physical challenges. Whether it's running, jumping, throwing, or kicking, our aim is to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where every student can participate and thrive.

 

In addition to physical skills, our PE program also emphasises the values of sportsmanship, respect, and co-operation. Students will learn how to work together as a team, support their peers, and demonstrate good sportsmanship both on and off the field. In senior years students have the opportunity to demonstrate this in interschool sport competitions.

 

We are committed to ensuring that all students feel confident and empowered in their physical abilities, regardless of their background or skill level. In PE students and teachers are here to support and encourage everyone on their journey to becoming healthier, happier, and more active individuals.

 

 


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