Visual Arts includes the fields of art, craft and design. Students create visual art works that communicate, challenge and express their own and others’ ideas.
The aim of our library program is to promote a love of literature and also equip students with the necessary skills in utilising the valuable resources found within the library. Each class in 3/4 has a weekly library lesson.
At St Ita's we realise how valuable a Languages program can be for our students. Years One to Six participate in our Japanese program. Children begin by learning high-frequency functional words and phrases (supported by gestures) to increase their ability to communicate in Japanese. We are working towards a whole-school approach for Japanese. As part of this strategy, students have access to Japanese language resources, such as interactive walls and videos in their grade rooms, to support their language acquisition. Students who would like to do extra study can participate in lunchtime activities such as the Hiragana Club. We also have our own Japanese website, please take a look: tinyurl.com/stijapanese
Physical Education and Sport have a high priority at St. Ita's. The school emphasizes the importance of Physical Education in the total education of the child. Each week the students participate in a Physical Education lesson and a sport session. The Physical Education lesson deals primarily with the development of gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination. During the sport sessions, students participate in game-based activities.
Digital Technology is taught in the senior grade 5 and 6 classes. The Digital Technologies curriculum enables students to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions through the application of information systems and specific ways of thinking about problem solving.
Students acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of digital systems, data and information and the processes associated with creating digital solutions so they can take up an active role in meeting current and future needs. Students are also taught about their digital footprints, safety and reputation while using the internet.