Oatlands Primary Schools offers a comprehensive and enriching specialist program to all students.
Oatlands Primary School offers an innovative and creative Arts program encompassing both the Visual and Performing Arts.
In Visual Arts, students are given the opportunity to work with a wide variety of techniques including:
Colour theory and mixing
Clay-pich, slab and coil work.
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:
Biannual Art Show
Extended art class is offered to selected Year Six students
At Oatlands Primary School, 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.
Oatlands Primary School is a member of the Edwin Flack District Sports Association and competes in summer and winter inter-school 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.
DIGITAL and Design TECHNOLOGIES
The Digital and Design Technologies Program enables students to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions, through the application of various digital devices and systems, as well as specific ways of thinking about problem solving.
Students are exposed to a range of hands-on learning opportunities, engaging with real-world problems and tasks, using Google Chromebooks and a range of other digital devices. The Technologies program has been designed to provide practical opportunities for students to explore the capacity of digital systems to systematically and innovatively transform data into digital solutions through the application of computational, design and systems thinking. Students also are given opportunities to build their collaborative work skills, whilst design and creating in groups, where problem solving is an integral part to having success.
Our Technology sessions provide students with engaging and varied learning opportunities including:
Google Chromebook 1:1 program during Digital Technologies sessions
Robotics (BeeBots, Spheros, Ollies)
Virtual Reality Google Expeditions headsets
Lego Robotics (MindStorm)
Coding (Scratch, Code Club)
Google Apps for Education/G-Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Sites, Slides, Mail)
Using The Engineering Design Process
Food Technology - theory and practical cooking sessions