Specialist Subjects at KPS
Students from Years Prep – 6 have P.E. classes for an hour each week. They participate in a comprehensive program which includes dance, fundamental motor skills, PMP (Perceptual Motor Program), ball handling skills, games, athletics, fitness and Aquatic Education. An intensive Aquatic Education program of up to 5 days is held each year at the local outdoor swimming pool for students in Years 3 - 6 in Term 1. A Water Safety program is held at the local pool in Term 4 for students in Prep - Year 2.
Students at KPS are involved in our whole school physical movement program two mornings a week for 20 minutes. Groups consist of a mixed group of students from Prep - Year 5 who are led in their activity by a small team of Year 6 students. Activities that can be seen happening on Wednesday and Thursday mornings include skipping, games, obstacle courses, running and aerobics.
Sport across KPS
- Swimming Carnival - held in Term 1 and is for Years 3 - 6.
- Athletics Carnival - held in Term 1 normally and involves the whole school community.
- Cross Country - held in Term 2 and involves the whole student body (with junior, middle and senior distances).
Year 3 - 6 students are involved in one hour of sport each week where they focus on skills and team games.
Year 4 students take part in a series of practical sessions related to bike riding skills and theory. The program aims to improve student riding skills, develop their understanding of bike mechanics and build an appreciation of bikes, traffic safety and the regulations that relate to bikes.
Year 5 and 6 students also participate in a Winter Sport round robin against other local primary schools, where the aim is friendly competition played in the spirit of good sportsmanship. Sports played in this competition can include Football, Netball, Hockey, Soccer, T-ball and Volleyball. The Winter Sport competition culminates in a Lightning Premiership tournament in football, netball and soccer. The winning teams from this competition move forward to the regional state tournament.
Students at KPS are also able to represent our school in a number of different sports, both individually and in teams, at various levels locally and across the region.
Visual And Performing Arts
Our school is fortunate to offer students, Visual Arts and Performing Arts sessions for an hour each week. Students are also invited to participate in art competitions, choir, singing and instrumental lessons.
Each year our school puts on a themed Art Show that showcases student work completed throughout the whole year. An exhibition of student art is an opportunity for our community to enjoy the creativity of our students and engage with their learning. Student Art exhibitions are an integral part of our curriculum where we provide an opportunity for student’s artistic achievements to be recognised. It is through this demonstration that we are able to gain an insight into how our students are thinking critically and creatively about their world. Visual Arts teacher Rachel Warren, has supported our students in developing their artistic skills and encouraging them to represent that learning in a way that we can all admire and celebrate.
As a community we are now reaping the benefits of the students learning by coming together and celebrating their achievement. In 2018, by auctioning these incredible pieces of work we are fulfilling the requirement of creating work for a purpose and all monies raised will go towards further supporting our exceptional Visual Arts Program. Congratulations to Rachel and our students for presenting an amazing exhibition for presentation to our community.
Every second year the whole school becomes involved in the school production. The theme and story change every year, although it is generally a story conceived and created by teachers from the school. It is run mainly out of the Performing Arts Program, although the Art room gets involved with costumes and sets, while the P.E. sessions are often involved with learning dances.