Pakenham Consolidated School offers an extensive specialist program that we are very proud of. In 2021, Students in Foundation to Year 4 attend 3 one hour specialist classes a week including PE, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and STEM.In Years 5 & 6 students participate in an Electives program which offers a whole range of subjects from each curriculum area in which they can choose from each term including fitness, cooking, dance, art, science and ICT.
Visual Arts Program – Mrs. Jones
Foundation students will continue to develop their fine motor skills using scissors, glue sticks, papers and writing materials. They will construct puppets using folding and gluing skills, learn about primary colours using paints, manipulate clay to make a pencil holder and complete paper weaving.
Students will focus on local and international contemporary artists and use various media including Magiclay, papers, naturally found materials, paints and foam pieces. They will look at artists including McCarthy, Goldsworthy, Kusama and Matthews.
The focus this term will be on contemporary artists including Matthews, Kusama, McCarthy and Goldsworthy – a combination of local and international artists. Students will experiment with different media including Magiclay, string, food dye, paints, papers, naturally found objects and foam to create art works.
Students will investigate contemporary artists including Ringgold, Shapiro and Muakami after completing work on Cassatt and Kadinsky. They will create art work that utilises fabric, fabric pastels, paints, felt, hessian, wool, torn paper and textas.
Following work on Cassatt and Kadinski, students will focus on contemporary artists including Ringgold, Shapiro and Muakami. They will create art works using string, buttons, paints, felt, cardboard templates, wool, torn papers and markers.
PERFORMING ARTS - Mrs Wigzell
PCS has a proud history in the Performing Arts including our bi-annual whole school performance, participation in the Victorian State School Spectacular and the senior electives program.
Our learning environment includes access to percussion instruments and a dedicated performing space including a professional stage and lighting. This allows our students to learn, perform and rehearse during weekly lessons.
In 2022, the focus from the Victorian Curriculum is MUSIC.
We aim to develop our students’
In Music, students listen to, compose and perform music in a wide range of styles from diverse cultures, times and locations. Listening underpins all music learning. Students compose and perform music using the voice, body, instruments, found sound sources, and digital technologies.
As composers, they create music in different styles and forms exploring personal interests and given ideas. Students develop their ability to identify and describe, using terminology and symbols (notation), aspects of the music they listen to, compose and perform.
In addition to our specialist music lessons, our school also offers tuition in instrumental music for students in grades 2-6. This instruction is provided by Excel Music, an outside provider, on a user pays system. Please contact our school administration for further details and enrolment information.
Health and Physical Education - Mr Jende and Miss Mai
Foundation students will learn to participate in team based games using fundamental motor skills and how to show good sportsmanship.
GRADE 1 &2
Students in Year 1 & 2 will be introduced to basic athletic sports such as sprints, shot put and hurdles in preparation for athletic carnival later in the term.
GRADE 3 & 4
Students will focus athletics events such as triple and long jump, shot put, discus and high jump in preparation for the athletics carnival later on in the term.
STEM - Ms Astridge
STEM (Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics) education comprises the specific knowledge, understandings and skills in each of these learning areas as well as the interrelationship between each of them. This enables skills such as critical and creative thinking, collaboration and communication.
This term we will be focusing on PHYSICAL SCIENCE and in the last week we will complete a project to encourage all aspects of the STEM to unite.
Teamwork is also a big focus on the STEM education and by working together in small groups we will be able to achieve our bigger projects.