At St Kevin’s we offer three specialist classes; LOTE (Mandarin), Performing Arts and Physical Education.
LOTE – Mandarin
Our Mandarin program follows a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach. This approach involves science and design technologies being taught through Mandarin. Our students learn Chemical and Earth and Space Sciences through Mandarin.
The Performing Arts program at St Kevin’s is designed to enhance the creative potential of every child. It provides learning experiences where students are encouraged to create, have a go and take a risk, to feel good about themselves, their efforts and the efforts of others. Performance based skills assist in the development of self-awareness, self-esteem, confidence, individual and collaborative creativity and decision making and informed aesthetic responses to their own works and the works of other people.
The Performing Arts elements of Music, Drama and Dance are taught by a specialist in weekly one hour lessons. The program is developmentally structured and provides learning experiences in:
- percussion instrumental playing
- recorder playing
- dramatic play and skills
- stage craft
- listening skills
- oral language skills
- dance and movement
We have a whole school production every second year and have performed shows such as The Lion King Junior, The Jungle Book and Alice in Wonderland.
Our specialist classes for Physical Education allow students to develop their fine and gross motor skills as well as learn how to play a wide variety of sports. We have a specialised tennis program on site, where all students spend one term focusing on tennis skills. We also have a swimming program for Prep to Year 4, that promotes water safety and develops swimming skills. Year 3-6 students have the opportunity to represent the school in many interschool sporting competitions such as: athletics, cross country running, swimming, basketball, football, netball, soccer and tennis, just to name a few.