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
During Term 1, students were introduced to the routines and expectations of the Art room. They illustrated their Visual Arts Diary to bring home at the end of the year. Students were given the opportunity to develop their fine motor skills with cutting, pasting, drawing, tracing and manipulating dough. They illustrated a self-portrait and used fringing and curling to add features. Students used crayons to complete rubbings and added patterns to traced figurines.
Throughout Term 2, students continued to develop their skills and knowledge by using various materials and techniques. They manipulated clay, experimented with paint in primary colours, completed paper weaving in secondary colours, and created a collage when exploring the value of colour.
During Term 1, students explored various celebrations and festivals from different countries around the world, including Brazil, Germany and China, as inspiration for artworks. They were able to use media such as dry pastels, papers, polystyrene foam, and pipe cleaners to create collages, illustrations and construction. Skill development included construction, twisting and manipulating papers, illustrating styles and curling materials.
Throughout Term 2, students continued to investigate celebrations around the world, including Thailand, South Africa and Nepal. They were able to learn sewing skills, manipulate Magiclay, construct with various materials and use dyes for collages and construction.
During Term 1, students explored various celebrations and festivals from different countries around the world. They were able to use media such as origami paper, polystyrene foam, cardboard masks and split pins to create a Japanese doll, a decorated mask, a paper doll with moving parts and an ‘ice’ sculpture. Skill development included folding papers, construction, design and decorating.
Throughout Term 2, students continued to investigate celebrations around the world, including Thailand, South Africa and Nepal, as inspiration for their artworks. They were able to learn how to use spray dye, manipulate clay, construct a musical drum and build with various materials.
During Term 1, students investigated celebrations and festivals around the world, including Guatemala, Vietnam and Hawaii as inspiration for their artworks. They were able to complete threading with wool, stencil painting, paper lantern and lei construction and tying knots.
Throughout Term 2, students continued to explore celebrations from countries including Japan, Ireland, Australia, Holland and India. They used water paints, construction paper, clay, cardboard and oil pastels to re-create artworks based on the festivals. Items included a paper hat, clog, fan and boomerang.
During Term 1, students investigated celebrations and festivals around the world, including Guatemala, Vietnam and Hawaii as inspiration for their artworks. They were able to complete paper doll construction, a woven mat and a Magiclay dragon.
Throughout Term 2, students continued to explore celebrations from countries including Japan, Ireland, Australia, Holland and India. They were able to assemble a windmill construction, a clay pot of gold, a boomerang painting and a torn paper collage.
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 Biological Science including how things grow and what living things need to grow. Students in grade 3 and 4 will also be accessing their school Edupass account which will allow them to learn how to email, log onto apps and save to a safe space.
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.