The Arts Program
Anula Primary School has an outstanding Art program offered to students from Transition to Year 6. All
students spend an hour every week in Area 10 with Alison Dowell, Visual Arts teacher.
In the Art room students learn a wide variety of skills and techniques as they study drawing, painting, ceramics,
model making, papier-mâché, puppet making, collage, sewing, drama, singing. They learn about different types
of paints, glues, brushes, pens and pencils, scissors, papers, fabrics, clay and glazes and modelling materials.
Students discover a diversity of techniques such as ochre grinding for paint, making pompoms and French
knitting, using puppets, tying knots for sewing, as well as practical workshop skills such as washing brushes
properly, mixing paints, keeping every thing clean and tidy.
Early Years students (T-2) are introduced to the variety of materials and techniques through the ‘Colour Fun’ program, where their artworks are collected in ‘Art Books’, which are taken home at the end of each semester.
Middle Primary students (3-4) experiment with different types of 3D art including ceramics, sculpture and model making, as well as drawing and painting skills.
Upper Primary (5-6) study the work of famous artists and use it to inspire their own artwork, which is taken home in a folder at the end of the year.
Students enjoy seeing their artwork displayed around the school, and
then added to their Art Books and folders, although there are times
when artwork is taken home the same day.
Recycling is at the heart of many activities and children learn to recycle
paper and everyday objects into works of art.
Parents are always welcome to drop in.
Anula Visual Arts program contributes to several local art shows, such as
the Human Rights Show at the Supreme Court in December and the Sea
Breeze Festival Art Show in May, where we have been among the prize
winners for the last few years.
Alison also conducts regular in-service art workshops for teachers and community groups.
Upper Primary display in the library of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
Through observation and experiment Science helps us to make sense of our world. As a body of knowledge it encompasses study of the tinniest insect and measurement of quasar energy over 2 billion light years away. Use of Scientific knowledge and related problem solving leads us into the future. At Anula Primary we endeavour to awaken the inquiring mind to the learning opportunities found within the 3 Australian Curriculum Science Strands of Understanding (Biological, Physical, Chemical, Earth and Space), Human Endeavour (Nature and Development of Science, Use and Influence of Science), and Inquiry Skills (Questioning, Predicting, Planning and Undertaking investigations, Evaluating and Communicating investigation results). Students are exposed to these Strands through Science lessons, Early Childhood Investigations and Primary Years Education Research Projects. Occasions further arise in other subjects which often incorporate the same or similar skills required to develop a sound foundation in Science. Creating graphs, measurement, and developing multi-modal texts to communicate ideas are just some examples. At Anula Primary opportunities are actively sought to link students to real experiences in Science. This could be in the form of demonstrations by CDU students, visits by Questacon or simply but valuably, visits from parents and friends who work in one of the many fields that is Science.
Health and Physical Education aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to:
access, evaluate and synthesise information to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their
own and others’ health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity participation across their lifespan
develop and use personal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal
identity and wellbeing and to build and manage respectful relationships
acquire, apply and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and
creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts and settings
engage in and enjoy regular movement-based learning experiences and understand and appreciate their
significance to personal, social, cultural, environmental and health practices and outcomes
analyse how varied and changing personal and contextual factors shape understanding of, and opportunities for,
health and physical activity locally, regionally and globally.
Ryan Starkey is our Physical Education teacher and is also responsible for athletic carnivals and school sports events.
Music & BEAT
The Beat Festival is a multi-art form performance with live music, dancers and choir. On stage will be a massed choir drawn from primary and middle schools from the region. The theme for 2018 is IGNITE and preparations are underway with choirs rehearsing 5 of the 11 songs over the last few weeks, in preparation for the culminating performance in September. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about music and performance, and to be part of a large scale production.
Walker Learning Approach