Specialist Programs

Students at Mickleham Primary School participate in a Specialist Program that includes:

  • A Library lesson once per week for all year levels
  • A Physical Education (PE) lesson once per week
  • A STEM lesson once per week for Grades 1 – 6
  • At least one Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) session for Prep students per week
  • A lesson in The Arts (Performing or Visual) each week

The Mickleham Primary School Library Resource Centre is a welcoming, vibrant, flexible space offering a wide range of resources to students and staff.

Peaceful learning spaces, collegial discussions and classes are welcomed into the inclusive environment, where the inquiring minds of students are nurtured in their day to day learning. We take any opportunity to encourage students to become lost in wonderful stories, experience new ideas and explore digital technology. Fostering a love of reading, along with developing skills in gathering and assessing information are essential in promoting success with our students.

Facilities and Services:

  • Learning spaces                                   
  • Wide range of reading resources
  • Catch up areas during recess and lunch
  • Chess
  • Puzzles and Games

Throughout the school year the Library and Resource Centre hosts various events, including:

  • Book Week
  • Premiers’ Reading Challenge
  • Professional Development sessions
  • Graduation ceremonies

The Health & Physical Education program is organised into two strands, each with three sub-strands:

Personal, Social and Community Health

  • Being healthy, safe and active
  • Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing
  • Contributing to healthy and active communities

Movement and Physical Activity

  • Moving the body
  • Understanding movement
  • Learning through movement

Some topics included in the Mickleham Primary School PE program are:

Food & nutrition, health benefits of physical activity, safety, active play & minor games, challenge & adventure activities, fundamental motor skills, games & sports, life-long physical activities, and rhythmic & expressive activities.

Students engage in other activities, including: Athletics Day, Gala Days – various team sports, Cross Country and Swimming.

Through the use of Lego, a variety of robots, drones, and a wide range of materials, students learn how to use technologies to create innovative solutions that meet current and future needs. Students are encouraged to make decisions about the development and use of technologies, considering the impacts of technological change and how technologies may contribute to a sustainable future. The curriculum provides practical opportunities for students to be users, designers and producers of new technologies.

In Design and Technologies, students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions. In Digital Technologies, students use computational thinking and information systems to analyse, design and develop digital solutions.

The Arts includes the following forms: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, and Visual Arts

Through engaging in The Arts students are entertained, challenged and provoked to respond to questions and assumptions about individual and community identity. They are encouraged to explore the connection between history and culture and The Arts. Students express, represent and communicate ideas in contemporary, traditional and emerging art forms. In Dance, Drama and Music students explore the performing arts whilst in Media Arts and Visual Arts, students explore the world of visual representation and expression.

The significant contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Australia’s arts heritage and contemporary arts practices are explored across The Arts, and students are encouraged to respect and value these unique and evolving traditions.

At Mickleham Primary School students and teachers learn Auslan together in our Language Other Than English program (LOTE). We participate in lessons provided by Auslan Education Services twice a week. Students and teachers learn to sign a range of words relating to their home and school environments, as well as letters, numbers and feelings.

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