Specialist Learning Areas
Students in Years 1 to 6 participate in weekly lessons in the areas of Physical Education, Languages – Japanese, Music and Science. These learning areas are delivered by specialist teachers and reported on each semester in our formal reports to parents.
Our School Choir
Our school also has a choir which involves about 50 students from years 4 to 6. The choir performs at many school functions, like the ANZAC Service, NAIDOC, Graduation, the Christmas Concert and several other special occasions. We participate each year in the West Coast Song Fest, which is becoming a very widely known festival with over 30 schools involved and the WA Government Schools Music Society (WAGSMS) concert at Burswood Theatre.
Pastoral Care, under the umbrella of the KidsMatter framework is a major focus of the school, providing a safe, caring and positive environment for our students to grow and develop their skills and abilities. The KidsMatter framework is a national mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative developed specifically for Australian primary schools by the Australian Government, beyondblue, Principals Australia Institute and the Australian Psychological Society. Hillarys Primary School has now completed all the requirements and has become a nationally recognised KidsMatter school.
Speak Up is a speaking competition for primary school students. The competition is endorsed by the Department of Education and Training, Western Australia. Hillarys Primary students from Years 1 to Year 6 prepare a formal speech to present to their classmates with the best presenters going on to year level finals. The best speakers from each year level receive a medallion.
Hillarys Peer mediators are valued members of our school community offering assistance in the playground to younger children and assisting them to overcome small dispute situations through the use of resolution strategies. All Year 6 students undergo training and have the opportunity to apply for positions in Term 4 and Terms 1-3 of Year Six.