Specialist Learning Areas

Music

Treendale Primary School offers an exciting and engaging Music Program from Pre-Primary through to Year 6, providing the opportunity for all students to be musically literate and to foster a lifelong love of music. Students are making and responding to music in accordance with the WA Curriculum, by actively listening, analysing, performing, creating and composing music to develop their musicianship skills and appreciation for the subject.

Lessons include a variety of learning opportunities through singing games, fun, play, movement, dance, and ensemble work on various instruments. Students experience different musical styles and genres from around the world.

Choir, Taiko Drumming and Ukulele Club are offered as extracurricular activities. These ensembles are an opportunity for students to build on their musicianship skills through shared music making and promote an excitement and love for sharing musical experiences with others. Ensemble work builds confidence, technical skills, team work, self-discipline and is so much fun!

Upper Primary students are invited to join The Department of Education’s specialised School of Instrumental Music Program. Students accepted into this program are given weekly lessons on flute, guitar or percussion.

TPS Music

Science

Students at Treendale Primary School participate in a technology based Science Program that covers all Science content areas of the Australian Curriculum: Biological, Chemical, Physical and Earth and Space. The Science Program focuses on Science Inquiry that seeks to inspire curiosity and provide learning opportunities that help students understand new scientific concepts.

The contemporary and vibrant Science laboratory is a flexible learning space containing wet areas and a broad range of modern equipment, including Bunsen burners, microscopes and STEM electronics. Students engage in hands-on collaborative investigations and communicate their discoveries using a variety of creative iPad apps including Seesaw.

STEM challenges are incorporated within the Science Program and students are encouraged to enter the South West Engineers’ Spaghetti Tower and Bridge Competition. There are two Science Clubs in which students enjoy fun experiments and STEM activities; many students are also involved in the CSIRO Science and Technology CREST Award.

Students participate in the Waste Wise Schools’ Program and various Scitech Projects. The Water Corporation and Scitech have visited our school for a number of incursions whilst students in Year 5 and 6 have also enjoyed excursions to the Science and Engineering Discovery Day held at the South West Sports Centre. Currently, selected Year 6 students attend Australind SHS to partake in a Science Extension Program.

Health and Physical Education

The Treendale Primary School Health and Physical Education Program enables students to engage in a variety of learning activities to increase their knowledge of healthy lifestyles, wellbeing and physical fitness. As a result of participating in Physical Education students will have the opportunity to:

  1. Demonstrate motor and fundamental movement skills to confidently perform a variety of physical activities.
  2. Understand movement concepts, principles and tactics as they apply to various sports and modified games.
  3. Understand the importance of and make educated decisions about achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles.
  4. Demonstrate responsible personal and social behaviour in physical activity settings.
  5. Integrate and utilise various ICT and apps to expand their understanding of movement skills and games strategies.
  6. Participate in extra curricula activities such as Treendale Turbos and assorted sport carnivals and competitions.

 

In accordance with the Australian Curriculum the following Strands will be used in our HPE Program to meet students social, emotional and physical needs to build strong, confident and resilient learners:

  • Personal, social and community health
  • Being healthy, safe and active
  • Communicating and interacting for health and well being
  • Contributing to healthy and active communities
  • Moving our body
  • Understanding movement
  • Learning through movement

Languages – Japanese

Students in Years 3-6 at Treendale Primary School learn Japanese. Our Japanese program focuses on developing language learning strategies, exposes our students to authentic Japanese experiences and encourages the development of cultural empathy.

Students are exposed to all aspects of the Japanese language including developing speaking and listening skills as well as learning to read and write the Japanese hiragana alphabet.

Learning opportunities include the use of information technology, song, dance, role play, cooperative and competitive games and interacting with native speakers of Japanese. The depth of their language learning is developed through cross curricular links with other learning areas.