At Kerry Street we include activities, topics and specialist subjects in the curriculum that suit our school, our values and our students.
Where possible these are integrated holistically into our students’ learning experiences. If more appropriate, they are offered as separate subjects.
Specialist Time Table 2016 (93 KB)
In 2016, Kerry Street has implemented the Sporting Schools program which is part of a $100 million Australian Government initiative designed to help schools to increase children’s participation in sport, and to connect children with community sport.
The aim of the program is to introduce our students to a variety of Sports and connect them with community sporting clubs to develop a lifelong love of sport. Through exposure to different sports and qualified coaches, we hope that students’ participation in community sport will increase.
Each Friday, students attend a Sporting Schools session at community locations close to the school. So far in 2016, we have run Softball, Basketball and Volleyball and the enthusiasm and engagement of the students has been fantastic.
Gardening and environmental education has become a major focus for our students. This initiative is being supported and planned for by our classroom teachers and specialist gardening educational assistant.
Our physical education program is delivered in partnership with the Bluearth Foundation. Schools are supported by Bluearth through sessions to increase physical activity, and more importantly to make that physical activity inclusive and enjoyable through a range of programs and resources. Student also participate weekly in a variety of sports through the Sporting Schools Program.
We are very proud of our visual arts program at Kerry Street School and we have a dedicated art teacher who works with all our school classes. We believe the visual arts has the ability to engage, inspire and enrich the lives of students, encouraging them to reach their individual potential by developing imaginative and innovative thinking.
Drama and music are also taught as separate subjects by a specialist teacher at Kerry Street. Our students have been fortunate to have been exposed to a number of musical experiences including African drumming, didgeridoo recently... this year they will be exploring ukuleles!
Our students are currently learning Italian as their language other than English subject . Our language program is underpinned by the diverse backgrounds of our families and provides opportunities for students to engage with linguistic and cultural diversity.
Our whole school goes on camp every year and all family members, young and old, are encouraged to attend. Camp is an ideal place for families to get to know each other and feel part of the community. Kerry Street’s school camp is organised by both parents and teachers and provides many educational and community benefits.