St Peter Chanel offers specialist lessons for all classes in:
L.O.T.E - Nihongo (Japanese)
Students from Prep - Year 6 participate in Nihongo (Japanese) lessons once per week. They experience a variety of language and cultural activities, with the focus being communication. Students become aware of the role of other languages and cultures in our ever-changing world, in order to become global citizens.
Nihongo lessons explicitly teach the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities of literacy, intercultural understanding and ICT as well as the Cross-Curricular Priority of Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia.
Overall, lessons encourage a love of learning through being curious and having fun.
A coordinated health and fitness program operates throughout the
The children have two 30 minute Physical Education lessons with a specialist
teacher each week. 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 1 - 6 participate
in swimming lessons and are instructed by qualified instructors at
Taylor Range Country Club. Prep students commence
lessons in Term 4 also at Taylor Range Country Club. (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
Cricket, 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
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