Students from Prep to Year 6 are provided with Specialist Lessons on a weekly basis:
Japanese at St William's School commences in Year 4 and continues through to Year 6. These years of Japanese learning provide a solid base for the study of the language, its function, structure and connectedness to our language. As well, it provides opportunities for the children to develop an understanding of another culture and to reflect on the differences and similarities that create global creativity. Activities combine: listening, speaking, reading and writing which have their focus in everyday situations.
In keeping with the holistic education philosophy at St William's School, we offer a wide range of cultural activities. We are blessed to have specialist teachers in all of the Arts areas. Each class is actively involved with The Arts program on a weekly basis, which involves Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Art and Media. Children also experience a wide range of cultural activities from visiting local and international artists.
The Arts specialists work together each year on the school musical which involves all students. It adopts the theme that the classes have studied during their specialist lessons.
Health and Physical Education play a vital role in improving the health and wellbeing of our students. St William’s is committed to working with the members of our community to ensure all students can experience the health and social benefits that flow from an active lifestyle. Our quest to have more students physically active is reflected through the range of programs and initiatives we provide. We strive to open up new and improved sport and recreation opportunities. As well as increasing participation, many of these programs also aim to help participants improve their skills, regardless of their level.
Weekly swimming lessons are provided by qualified coaches who have Austswim (Swimming Australia) Accreditation; students are placed in groups according to their ability level:
Science is the perfect subject to complement a child's natural curiosity. Our children at St William's are learning to question and predict, plan and conduct, process and analyse data and information, evaluate, communicate and just be in wonder as they work through the Curriculum.
Digital Technologies gives a deep knowledge and understanding of information systems enabling our children to be creative and discerning decision-makers when they select, use and manage data, information, processes and digital systems to meet needs and shape preferred futures. It provides students with practical opportunities to be innovative developers of digital solutions and knowledge.
The children learn to implement a sequence of algorithms when programming, use object based coding, identify how common digital systems are used to meet specific purposes, identify how common digital systems are used to meet specific purposes, and create and organise ideas and information using information systems and share information safety.
Technology is an important part of our lives and at St William's we are preparing our children to be responsible technology users.