Specialist Lessons

As part of our commitment to providing a complete learning experience, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School provides specialist lessons in some key areas.

Physical Education (PE)

PE provides several developmental and social benefits for primary school children.

These include:

  • Development of strength, balance, movement and coordination
  • Introduction to healthy exercise habits
  • Learning about cooperation and teamwork
  • Learning vital life skills such as water safety and awareness of their surroundings
  • We have a specialist PE teacher who oversees the PE learning program for all years.

Music

Our classroom music lessons are highly interactive and provide a fun and interesting way for students to explore concepts such as pitch, rhythm, terms and signs. Through music students also gain insights into musical history and other cultures.

Music is also credited for the development of other skills such as coordination, creativity, perseverance and confidence.

Instrumental Music

Students in years 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity to participate in St Mary’s Instrumental Music Program. We have a Junior Concert Band and a Senior Concert Band both of which participate in various concerts and eisteddfods throughout the year.

Swimming

While many of our students attend private swimming lessons, we are committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn water safety and survival along with good swimming technique. We work with Bundaberg Swimming Academy to facilitate lessons for several weeks each year across all grades.

Surf Lifesaving

Years 5 and 6 are involved in Surf Lifesaving sessions for six weeks each year.  During these sessions held at the beach, students are shown correct rescue and survival skills.