St Peter Chanel offers specialist lessons for all classes in:
Once a week the children have a 30 minute music lesson with a specialist
teacher. Students listen, perform and compose. They learn about the elements
of music comprising rhythm, pitch, dynamics and expression, form and
structure, timbre and texture.
Students from Prep - Year 6 participate in the Language Other Than English
program and at St Peter Chanel students are engaged in one Nihongo lesson
per week. The program consists of a combination of
Nihongo language and culture with the focus on communication.
Lessons are based on speaking and listening skills, as well as reading and
writing, while becoming aware of the customs, traditions and celebrations of
the Nihongo people.
A coordinated health and fitness program operates throughout the
The children have a 60 minute Physical Education lesson with a specialist
teacher one day per week for one semester of the school year
and participate in a range of sporting activities during the week with
their classroom teacher. Students also experience a wide range of
sporting activities suited to their level of development.
In Prep and Year 1, students also participate in a focused Gross Motor Skills
Program for 30 minutes each week, designed to develop muscle strength,
endurance, balance, coordination and postural control.
In Terms 1 and 4 students in Years 3 - 6 participate
in swimming lessons and are instructed by qualified instructors at
Taylor Range Country Club, while students in Years 1 and 2 swim at
the Get Set Go swim school in Settlement Rd. Prep students commence
lessons in Term 4 at Get Set Go. (Costs for pool entry, instruction and
transport by bus are included in the school fees.)
In Term 3 children in Years 3 - 6 participate in Gala Sport,
competing in games of Netball, Touch Football, AFL and
Soccer, against students from other local Catholic schools. The
aim of the program is to develop in the children an enthusiasm for
physical activity and a love of sport, which can lead to a healthy and
St Peter Chanel is a member of the North West District (School Primary)
Sports Association and the Zone 4 Catholic School Primary Sports Association
and competes during the year in athletics, swimming and cross country
Throughout the year the children have opportunities to work with a specialist
art teacher. They also participate in a wide range of visual art
activities in their classroom each week.
Students engage in a one hour dance class, each week for one term during the
academic year. This is coordinated by a specialist dance teacher. Learning in
Dance involves students exploring elements, skills and processes through the
integrated practices of choreography, performance and appreciation.