Specialist Lessons

​​​​​​​​St Peter Chanel offers specialist lessons for all classes in:


Students participate in a weekly music lesson, with a specialist music teacher.​
Music knowledge, understanding and skills ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students develop:
  • the confidence to be creative, innovative, thoughtful, skilful and informed musicians​
  • skills to compose, perform, improvise, respond and listen with intent and purpose
  • aesthetic knowledge and respect for music and music practices across global communities, cultures and musical traditions
  • an understanding of music as an aural art form as they acquire skills to become independent music learners.
Students play a range of percussive instruments within their music lessons. Playing an instrument has many health benefits including increased eye-hand coordination, lower stress levels, improved brain function, focus and mental clarity. Other benefits include social interaction, a sense of achievement and improved reading comprehension. 

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.​

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A coordinated health and fitness program operates throughout the school.

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 active lifestyle.

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 competitions. ​

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