Specialist teachers provide a rich learning program for areas requiring specific expertise.
Learning an additional language helps prepare students for their place in a global community. In the lower year levels, students learn language and culture through play. They engage in games, songs and dances to learn numbers, colours and greetings. In the upper grades students learn language concepts through a project-based learning approach. They are immersed in a rich array of cultural experiences such as calligraphy, cuisine, dance, music, literature and games.
Sequenced and age-appropriate musical experiences aim to educate not only the eye, but the ear. Within the music program students build musical literacy by incorporating games, movement, the playing of instruments, and the reading and writing of music, with singing. Students are exposed to percussion instruments, glockenspiel, recorder and guitar. All students in Year 2 participate in the violin program. The choir program commences in Year 3 and carries through to Year 6, developing skills in working as a team and performing publicly.
Health and Physical Education
All students participate in skill-based Health and Physical Education lessons. These lessons endeavour to develop within students not only physical skills, but social and emotional skills also. The sporting opportunities at Living Faith are enhanced by a 300-metre running track, tennis courts, cricket nets and a multi-purpose indoor Sports Centre.
Art and Design
Art and Design combines all the creativity and limitless vision of visual and media arts along with the inventive logic and engineering components of design, tech and science. This subject helps cultivate some of the Living Faith Contemporary Competencies such as initiative, decision making, collaboration, systems thinking, communication, service, innovation and creativity. Henri Matisse said that ‘creativity takes courage’ and we hope to foster in our students the courage to take risks, think outside the box and let their imaginations guide them.