Students from Prep to Grade 6 participate in weekly music lessons; music is played, sung, created, arranged, recorded, analysed and studied. There are opportunities for further musical extension and enrichment through the senior and junior choirs and senior band. These groups have regular practices and perform in assemblies, concerts and at special occasions, including Eisteddfods. Our Electronic Sound Crew, a team of grade 5-6 students, operate the sound systems at school activities.
Students in Grades 3 to 6 learn Japanese during fortnightly lessons with a specialist languages teacher. Lessons include specific language instruction, cultural learning, songs and craft. Learning Japanese introduces students to a way of life that may differ greatly to their own, expands their view of the world and helps them understand the place of Australia in Asia. At times, students have the opportunity to connect with students in schools in Minamata City, Devonport’s Sister City in Japan.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Learning Technologies (LTs) include the use of: computers, laptops, iPads, printers, the internet, email, digital/video cameras, scanners, web cams, interactive screens and assistive programs and software. At Miandetta Primary School ICTs and LTs are used to enhance teaching and learning in several ways: for ethically communicating with other people, for assisting with access for all, for publishing students’ work, for creating, investigating, researching and for learning skills for the 21st Century. We take pride in developing safe attitudes towards utilising worldwide technology.