Year 6 students participate in DfE Aquatics Program occurs at the West Lakes Aquatic Centre in term 4.
Year 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to participate in the school’s senior choir. Choir members practise each week, learning singing and performance skills in preparation for the Primary Schools of South Australia Festival of Music Program.
A set repertoire of songs and choreography is learnt and practised by students in readiness for a culminating performance at the Adelaide Entertainment Cenre late in term 3 of the school year. Students also learn about context and how songs relate to a range of topics, emotions, themes and messages. They learn vocal techniques performance etiquette and the processes and procedures involved in being a performer at The Adelaide Entertainent Centre.
DfE STRINGS MUSIC PROGRAM
Music tuition is available through the Instrumental Music Service Strings Program. Students starting at year 3 are able to learn to play; violin, viola or cello via face to face lessons provided by a qualified DfE strings teacher who visits the school one day per week. Students learn how to play, care for and set up their chosen instrument and how to read music.
Learning is generally conducted in small groups tailored to suit the instruments, year and ability levels of the students. An ensemble is also formed for players to learn how to perform as a larger group.
This program is free of charge to students of the school who register interest in learning to play a string instrument at the end of each year.
GREEK DANCING (ISLAND HOPPERS)
Students can become active participants in the Greek Cultural Program by joining Island Hoppers, the school's Greek Dance Group. Through joining Island Hoppers, students have the opportunity to learn and perform a range of modern and traditional Greek dances for various events throughout the school year. In the past, students of Island Hoppers have had the chance to attend Greek cultural excursions and performances at other schools (such as Adelaide High School) and feature in online tutorial videos that teach Greek dance. Island Hoppers is an avenue for students to build community and friendships whilst actively immersing in Greek cultural education.
Innovision is a F-6 peer-elected, student voice group that was developed in 2019.
It is led by senior student executives, who endeavour to seek, discuss and respond to opportunities to improve the school community. Through communication with the Innovision team, student cohort, teachers, leadership and the wider school community, Innovision aim to make changes that enhance the well-being, learning, and environment of Prospect Primary School.
LEARNING THROUGH MUSIC
Music lessons are available at the school through private providers "Learning Through Music". Instruments include piano, keyboard, guitar, voice/singing, flute, recorder, trombone, trumpet, saxophone and clarinet. Instrument hire is available. Lessons are held at school once a week. Lessons are 30 minutes in duration. Money is paid directly to the company. Brochures are available at the School Front Office. Alternatively for more information, phone Learning Through Music office on 0401398120, email or the website.
It is a tradition at Prospect Primary School that graduating Year 6 students create a Legacy Artwork within our school's community. Creating a special artwork is a great reflection of each student's time spent at PPS and a symbolic way to acknowledge their new journey into high school. Recently, students have decorated stobie poles surrounding our school. Students work in friendship groups to create beautiful acrylic paintings as an effort to help slow down traffic in our busy streets and for pedestrians to enjoy colourful artworks in our community.
Mindfulness Art Club is an enrichment program for enthusiastic students who demonstrate passion and great interest in the curriculum area of The Arts. The program allows students of mixed abilities and ages to express themselves through student driven, project-based learning.
Under the guidance of the teacher, students are encouraged to use a variety of materials to develop their idea generation to create thoughtful, unique and original art pieces. Each student decides on the content and theme of their projects and take the lead of their own learning at their own pace.
Year 5/6 Mindstretch classes are designed to stretch students' critical and creative thinking, and empower students to think ethically as global citizens in a changing and evolving world. Student voice drives the choice of electives, which vary year to year based on student wants and needs. 'Electives' may include:
- Primary Maths Association Maths Competition
- Lego League
- Innovision Executive
- Tournament of the Minds
- Junior Inventors
- Arcade Gaming Designs
PLAY-BASED LEARNING INVESTIGATIONS
Foundation students participate in Investigation Play. The nature of play-based experiences promotes creativity, imagination and scope for children to invent, explore, create and problem solve. The students' interests are the predominant means for learning experiences during investigations. Students not only develop key literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge through play but also a range of vital social, emotional and life skills.
PREMIER'S READING CHALLENGE
Students at Prospect Primary School are active readers and have enjoyed enormous whole school and indvidual successes in the Premiers Reading Challenge.
The Premiers Reading Challenge is a literacy engagement program that was introduced by the Premier in 2004 to:
- Encourage students to read more books and enjoy reading
- Improve literacy levels
The Challenge requires students to read 12 books between the beginning of the school year and early September.
More information can be found at the PRC website http://www.premiersreadingchallenge.sa.edu.au/prc/pages/home
PREMIER'S BE ACTIVE CHALLENGE
The Challenge is to do at least 60 minutes of physical activity on at least 5 days of the week for at least 4 weeks. More information can be found at http://www.pbac.sa.edu.au/Home.aspx
Starting in 2023 our Year 5 students will participate in a DfE Surf Education Program for 2 days in term 1.
The Year 3-5 Sustainability Group are working together to reduce the amount of rubbish that our school sends to landfill. To support this, Tuesdays and Thursdays are Nude Food days. This is when students bring foods that are not in glad wrap, plastic, alfoil or any pre-packaged products.
Our school recycles soft plastics, 10 cent containers and compost fruit and vegetable scraps.
Foundation - Year 2 DfE Water Safey Program occurs at the North Adelaide Aquatic Centre in term 1.
Year 3-4 DfE Water Safety Program occurs at the North Adeliade Aquatic Centre in term 2.