Art lessons are closely connected to the PYP and are written with adherence to the Victorian Curriculum Standards. Students will sometimes align and extend learning from the classroom in art, or, participate in ‘stand-alone’ units that teach specific skills and conventions of art.
We have two beautiful art rooms which are well established and equipped for young artists with a large kiln, and plenty of work benches. It is important all students bring along their art smock at the beginning of the year to protect their clothes.
Throughout the term children’s art work will be displayed throughout the school, giving them the opportunity to be proud of their achievements and discuss what they are doing in art.
We look forward to celebrating the success and joy that is children’s art.
We have a purpose in everything we do, whilst our teachers facilitate student-centred lessons where we have a focus on supporting our students to learn and develop the skills that will prepare them for the 21st century.
Sensory Motor Program
Students from Foundation to year two receive fifty minutes a week in our Sensory Motor Program. The foundation of growth, development, and learning in a child starts with sensory and motor interaction with the world. The program plays a significant role in improving motor skills, sensory detection and supports behavioural development. The sensory motor program at Mount View Primary School is the foundation for growth and supports Physical Education and all other learning areas in the school.
All students participate in fifty minute sessions of that are facilitated by our outstanding P.E. team at Mount View Primary School. The Physical Education teams number one focus is for the students to develop a love for movement so they gain the confidence, knowledge, competence and behaviours to move for the rest of their lives. We cater for all needs, differentiate our lessons and challenge the students to progress in their education. The program allows students to grow across the physical, social, emotional and cognitive domains. We also have transdisciplinary focus where we integrate other learning areas into P.E. An example is where the students build structures out of recycled materials with an engineering connection whilst focusing on the fundamental movement skill of overarm throw to knock down their targets. With a focus fundamental movement skills and game sense our lessons are fun!
Mount View Primary School students also experience physical education curriculum connections with outdoor education and Swimming and Water Safety where each child works towards their Victorian Water Safety Certificate.
Year three to six have a sport lesson each week in the timetable. On top of this year five and six take part in inter-school sport.
- Australian Rules Football
- A.F.L. 9s
- Cross Country
- Continuous Strike (current ICC piloted game)
- Cricket Blast
- Cross Country
- Football (Soccer)
- Hockey 7s
- Team Vic trials
- Tee Ball
- Tennis Hot Shots
- Track and Field (Athletics)
Each year the Yr 5 students undertake a major production where students have the opportunity to be involved in backstage, lighting and sound production as well as be part of the on-stage cast.
Mount View Primary School has many extra-curricular activities available in the Arts. Students can take part in our junior choir, the senior choir, the training band, the stage band, the rock band, junior dance club and senior dance club.
There is also a strong instrumental music program at Mount View with a well-resourced instrumental music room and dedicated and committed teachers that support their students at the many performance opportunities available to them throughout the year.
Students at Mount View Primary school are offered a program of Mandarin learning one session each week from Prep to Year 6. In order to meet different students’ needs, we are also running an extension program for students with Chinese backgrounds from Years 3 to 6. We are one of only few primary schools in Victoria to offer this program. In addition, the lunchtime Chinese club is held every Monday in the language classrooms. Students can participate in Chinese cultural activities, such as playing Chinese chess, reading Chinese story books and so on.
Being an IB PYP school, cultural awareness and an appreciation of different cultures is an important component of our language program. In learning and exploring Mandarin, students will develop key communication skills and greater cultural knowledge. Our teaching also focuses on more enjoyable ways of learning such as incorporating ICT in our teaching and encouraging students to engage in a wide range of activities such as dancing, singing Chinese songs, participating in role plays and festival celebrations.