South Bunbury Primary School acknowledges the important role that the Arts play in preparing students to participate effectively as global citizens in the 21st Century.
The school offers a Visual Arts program provided by a Specialist Art Teacher in a purpose built facility. Students are encouraged to develop skills, techniques and processes to enhance their ideas through painting, drawing, print making, clay and ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, textiles and the study of artists and their art work. The program provides a powerful means of expression and communication of life experiences and imagination as well as the critical appreciation of their own work and the work of others. South Bunbury Primary School fosters imagination and encourages creative thinking and problem solving in a positive and a nurturing environment.
South Bunbury Primary School has a Specialist Music Teacher and a purpose built music room. The music teaching and learning follows a spiral model in which concepts, processes and strategies are explored in increasingly complex ways as students develop. The program offered to students allows exploration of the elements of music, music notation, listening, rhythm as well as creating, interpreting and performing music.
In addition students have access to choir, instrumental music program in woodwind and brass instruments and opportunity to perform in “Young Talent Time.” It is a hands-on program where interests and talents are fostered in a supportive music environment.
L.O.T.E. (Language other than English)
South Bunbury Primary School offers a specialist LOTE program in Indonesian for students in Years 1 – 6 for 1 hour a week.
The language program follows the fundamental principle that for all learning to communicate in a second language is a rich, challenging experience of engaging with and participating in the linguistic cultural diversity of the world. Language learning builds upon students intercultural understanding and sense of identity as they study the many aspects of their own linguistic, social and cultural practices. Second language learning also develops overall literacy developing literacy related skills that are transferable across learning areas.
Indonesia is a very culturally diverse country which allows for many interesting learning opportunities in all aspects of culture, dance, drama, music, food and language. The language itself uses the roman alphabet and is a phonetical language which makes it relatively easy to write and speak.
Indonesia is Australia’s closest neighbour and our this are growing stronger both economically and socially as more Australians travel to Indonesia for leisure, business and education purposes.
SBPS is part of the SW Language Hub which allows for many incursions and excursions as well the annual participation in the Interschool Indonesian Quiz to enrich the language program.