Apart from instruction in general curriculum areas, our students benefit from the expertise of specialist teachers in the areas of Art, Music, Drama, Mandarin, Swimming, Motor Skills (Croc Gym) and Physical Education.
The school endeavours to maintain a balance between the teaching of physical skills and sports competition. Sport is a component of our Physical Education program.
Children in Years 2 -6 attend lessons in Chinese (Mandarin). This program aims to develop each child’s ability to communicate in Mandarin, as well as an appreciation and respect for Chinese culture. The focus of LOTE is cultural literacy through language.
Children in Prep- Year 6 attend Art lessons.
Each year level at St. Agnes has a classroom music lesson each week. Preps to Year 2’s enjoy music games, singing, playing classroom percussion instruments, movement and appreciation of a variety of musical styles. Years 4 – 6 learn to play the recorder, move, dance and respond to a variety of music from different countries, historical eras and styles including jazz and rock and roll. Singing and playing of classroom tuned and untuned percussion instruments enable the students to explore composition, expression and presentation of musical themes.
The St. Agnes school choir is involved in the Western Suburbs Choral Festival each year where ten Catholic primary schools join their choirs together to form a massed choir concluding in a wonderful concert in Term 3. The choir leads the school at masses, liturgies, our annual Christmas carols, the Fete and community concerts.