Music is taught as a one hour teaching block each week for all students. The program develops aural skills, musical literacy, computer composition and so much more. In addition to the school curriculum, we have a choir and a number of visiting tutors who teach a variety of instruments including guitar and keyboard.
Students are given many opportunities to perform and shine in events such as:
- Annual concert
- Local community events such as Relay for Life
- Afternoon concerts
Lote – French
The French program at Newham engages children to explore language and develop intercultural understandings. French is an important global language, spoken by around 220 million people in diverse countries and organisations. In classes, we develop language skills for everyday activities, to talk about ourselves and to find out about others. We learn how French works and changes and find strategies to work out new French. We also reflect on French language and cultures in relation to our own. This allows us to discover new ways of being in the world and to better understand ourselves. Each week, we enjoy French songs, stories, videos and games, and we draw, write, move and talk in response. Senior students participate in the Alliance Française Berthe Mouchette French Poetry Competition, where they learn to recite a classic French poem and travel to Alliance Française in St Kilda to present it.
- Enhancement and support programs in Literacy and Numeracy
- Plant propagation and gardening
- Water Watch
- Kitchen Garden Program
- Instrumental Music Tutors
- Full Sports and Physical Education program
- Perceptual Motor Program
- Camps for every year level
- Regular excursions and incursions
Excursions, activities and camps are arranged at regular intervals throughout the school year to enable students to engage in a variety of experiences. Excursions vary from a short walk to a local point of interest to day trips. Visits from experts or artists are also facilitated at school. All excursions and activities have a strong educational focus and are closely related to class work. Every effort is made to run these activities at a reasonable cost, with the expectation that all students participate. For all excursions (except for very local activities) and camps parent/carer permission must be given prior to your child participating in the activity. Without permission or payment (if applicable), children will not be able to participate. From time to time students may go to the local park or outside the school grounds, under teacher supervision. A Local Excursion Consent Form is included in our enrolment form to cover these occasions.