Oatlands Primary School

Specialist Areas

At Oatlands, Specialist teachers are employed to teach the following curriculum.

SCHOOL LIBRARY

The school library is available to the whole school community. The library has a computerised catalogue and borrowing system which can be used by students, teachers and parents.

All students can borrow books from the library. Books may be borrowed for a two week period. Reimbursement will be sought for damaged or lost books.

Each year the Library staff conduct a Book Fair to coincide with the mid year Student-Led Conferences and Parent/Teacher Interviews. Books maybe purchased by children and their families.

ART

Oatlands offers a very innovative and creative Visual Arts Program.

Students are given the opportunity to work with a wide variety of techniques including:

  • colour theory and mixing
  • printing
  • clay-pich, slab and coil work.
  • collage
  • construction
  • painting
  • textiles

Each year we complete an Artist Study which involves learning about the work, style and expression of the selected artist. The students create their own unique piece inspired by the artist.

Students have the opportunity to share their work in a variety of ways including:

  • corridor displays
  • our Art blog
  • Our biannual Art Show

Selected pieces are sent to Japan for an annual exhibition of Primary School students’ artwork.

Extended art class is offered to selected year six students.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

At Oatlands, the aim of the Physical Education Program is to instil a life long commitment to the overall health and well being of our students. Students participate in activities that foster friendship, listening, sharing, helping, negotiating and caring. Individual, partner and group work situations are experienced in all are areas of the program.

In physical education sessions, students participate in a comprehensive skills based program that provides them with a sound base for participation in future sporting activities, and in the development of a healthy lifestyle. Areas of the program are: Ball Skills, Movement Education, Athletics, Cross country, Swimming, Fitness, Minor games for grades prep–two and and Major Games for students in grades three-six.

District Sport

Oatlands Primary School is a member of the Edwin Flack District Sports Association and competes in summer and winter interschool matches in the following sports:

softball, volleystars, rounders, football, basketball, kickball, T-ball, Kanga 8s cricket, soccer and netball.

We also participate in District Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals. Students have the opportunity to try out for Victorian Primary School teams and to represent our school at District, Divisional, Regional and State Championships.

READING RECOVERY

The purpose of the Reading Recovery program is to provide an opportunity for students in Grade 1 who are experiencing difficulties in reading and writing to receive intensive individual instruction.

Our Reading Recovery teacher works with individual students on a 1:1 basis during daily 30 minute sessions. The students actively participate in reading and writing text that is instructional program for approximately 20 weeks by which time their improved reading skills and abilities usually enable them to successfully move back into the regular classroom programs.

DRUG EDUCATION HEALTH AND SAFETY

As part of the Drug Education Program, the Life Education Van will visit the school every second year. Students in grade 6 experience a more intensive weekly study involving Drug Education. Units of work include the study of volatile solvents, alcohol, smoking, illegal drug use and basic first aid.

Latest Blogs

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017
Can you follow instructions? Practise drawing this cartoon butterfly in your special drawing book.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017
On Christmas Day I got lots of LEGO but these are some of my favourites. I have got lots more and I might even get some on Tuesday, my b’day. 
Sun, 25 Dec 2016
Not going to plan; really? It’s great to see our little leprechaun getting into the swing of playing basketball; maybe he was a little ambitious beginning to play at such a high level, but hey, you never know unless you try! We’ve now come to …
Sun, 25 Dec 2016
So, not even Christmas Day is safe from our little leprechaun! It seems there is no limit to what this feisty little fella will get up to; a little mischief here, a little mischief there…make for interesting and fun times, don’t you think? &#…
Fri, 23 Dec 2016
I suppose all our little leprechaun’s activities throughout this month of December have made him hungry [maybe even a little hangry!], but really? The moon? Cheese? Don’t tell me he’s there with Peppa Pig playing in the muddy puddles; no…

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