Specialist Learning Areas

In addition to our regular classrooms, we have a number of learning areas which are delivered by specialist teachers.

The language program at Sorrento Primary School is Indonesian. Students from Years 3 to 6 participate in a languages session each week and are taught by a specialist languages teacher using the KETAWA Indonesian program, a comprehensive languages learning program designed for students in Western Australia.

Indonesian – or Bahasa Indonesian as it is known by Indonesian speakers – is spoken by approximately 230 million people throughout the Indonesian archipelago, and is the ninth most spoken language in the world.

Students learning a second language in primary school benefit from a deeper understanding of their first language plus an increase in memory and learning ability in other areas. Learning to communicate in another language challenges children to discover more about how other people live, and opens their mind up to different cultures and ways of life.

The music program at Sorrento Primary School reflects the principles of the Western Australian Curriculum. Students from Years 1 to 6 participate in the music program for 1 hour per week. A senior choir is available to students for Years 4 to 6, with an induction process for Year 3s. An instrumental programme is provided for selected students in Years 5 and 6. All students have access to an Interactive White Board as part of their music studies and use a variety of music apps on their iPads to support the music program.

Classroom Music

The school has a well-equipped music room consisting of an interactive whiteboard, a piano, a marimba and an extensive range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments. Our classroom music program involves the students using many skills and processes such as listening, moving, singing, playing, improvising, composing, interpreting, responding, reflecting and evaluating. As well as learning to play tuned and untuned percussion instruments students also learn to play the recorder from Year 4. Students at Sorrento also have the opportunity to take part in music incursions on a regular basis.

Choir

Choir is available to students from Years 4 to 6 in Semester One, then in Term Three Year 3 students are invited to join. The choir practises once a week and performs regularly at assemblies, special events and ceremonies.

Instrumental Music

In Years 5 and 6  selected students have the opportunity to be involved in the School of Instrumental Studies Program offered by the Department of Education on-site at Sorrento Primary. We offer tuition in Flute and Clarinet.

The Physical Education program at Sorrento Primary School reflects the principles of the Western Australian Curriculum. In addition to a dedicated, targeted skills lessons conducted by a specialist physical education teacher, students across the school also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities, such as triathlon, beach sports, and our cross-country running club. Students in senior years also represent Sorrento in Australian Rules football, soccer, netball and volleyball.

Our visual arts specialist program provides for students from Years 1 to 6, creating artworks that communicate, challenge and express their own and others’ ideas – both as artists and audience members.

Our dedicated art room allows for students to experience a wide range of visual art forms and mediums, as well as develop an art vocabulary and an understanding of art theory.