Explore & Develop
A well-rounded education includes providing students opportunities to explore and develop their abilities across a diverse range of specialist programs. Our offerings include:
At APS students create visual art works that communicate, challenge and express their own and others’ ideas. Using a variety of materials our students engage with and develop knowledge of visual arts skills, techniques and processes as they explore a range of forms, styles and contexts.
Lessons in Drama, Music and Dance allow students to be creative, expressing their ideas in an accepting and supportive environment. During Performing Arts lessons students work collaboratively and are supported to critically explore and reflect on their own work and that of their peers.
Physical Education sessions aim to develop students’ general fitness, teamwork and game skills. Promoting good sportsmanship and providing opportunities for our students to work in teams, our Physical Education program highlights the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle, emphasising fun and having a go.
Through our Mandarin program students develop an understanding about the role language and culture plays in communication. The Mandarin program promotes student engagement in language learning and cultural awareness, often through the use of songs, stories, games, arts and crafts. Integrating digital technologies is a key component of our LOTE program, where students design and create quizzes and use their online researching skills to create digital information texts.