Forrestdale Primary School offers a broad and balanced curriculum, in line with the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline, which incorporates the Australian Curriculum.
While focusing on the core skills of Literacy and Numeracy, we also develop student talents and interests in sporting, artistic, social and environmental endeavours, with a strong values program underpinning our practice.
Music at Forrestdale Primary provides all students with the opportunity to learn about the place music plays in everyday life.
It gives them the opportunity to experience creating, sharing and performing their music.
Our specialist teacher uses movement and percussion instruments when teaching students about rhythm and beat. Selected SIMS students in Year 5-6 have access to learning guitar.
Forrestdale has two fabulous choirs that perform regularly at special musical assemblies, festivals and in the wider community. Students are exposed to a wide repertoire of music from different genres and develop skills in the area of both choral and solo performance. We have a junior choir for students in Year 2-3 and a senior choir for students in Year 4-6.
At Forrestdale we see music as a tool of communication and as method of expression that students can continue all their lives.
We have a teacher at our school dedicated to teaching Science. All of our students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 have the opportunity to investigate and discover our world in a dedicated Science room.
We are lucky to have a specialist Physical Education teacher at Forrestdale Primary who provides our students with opportunities to develop and refine different skills across a range of sports. The focus is on maximum participation, cooperation and good sportsmanship.
As a school we take part in many interschool activities including lightning carnivals, cross country, athletics and cricket carnivals.
Children in Years 3 - 6 study the Indonesian language and culture for one hour per week.
Our program gives students the opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation of another culture and the ability to communicate with members of that culture in both the written and spoken forms. Students learn Indonesian by building on their progressive knowledge from each year level.
Learning tools and technology enable students to develop effective self-directed learning skills. They are able to identify what they need to learn, find and use online resources, apply the information on the problem at hand, and even evaluate resultant feedback. Students at Forrestdale have access to ipads in classrooms and computers in the Library. They are involved in Media Arts, coding and STEM projects which integrate the use of technologies across all areas of the curriculum.
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