Complementing our regular classrooms
Sorrento Primary School provides a dynamic and varied learning environment. We have a number of learning areas which are delivered by specialist teachers.
These specialist areas compliment the regular classroom curriculum, and offer wider opportunities for creativity and student expression.
Our visual arts 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.
These lessons are a doorway for students to discover and cultivate the exploration of imagination, creativity and curiosity through making and responding to art. Students learn through practical hands-on activities that develop skills, techniques and processes.
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, delivered by our highly-talented art specialist.
When opportunities arise, special art projects allow students the opportunity to create and showcase their art for a wider audience at community events and shows.
The STEM program at Sorrento Primary School caters for students from PrePrimary to Year 6, and targets digital technologies and design and technologies, integrating science and other learning area concepts. A partnership with the UWA Young Engineers is also used to enhance student perspectives and learning.
The music program at Sorrento Primary School allows for Years 1 to 6 students to participate in making and responding to a range of musical opportunities.
We have a well-equipped music room consisting of a piano, marimba and and extensive range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments, including full class sets of ukuleles.
Choir is available to students who express an interest in singing. Our choir performs regularly at assemblies, special events and ceremonies, including the One Big Voice mass performance.
In Years 5 and 6, selected students have the opportunity to be involved in the Instrumental Music School Services program, offered by the Education Department on-site at Sorrento Primary School. Students are selected via a selection criteria process, and are taught by specialist instrumental music teachers. Sorrento Primary School currently offers tuition in Flute and Clarinet.
The Physical Education program at Sorrento Primary School is conducted by a specialist teacher, targeting skills and game awareness from PrePrimary to Year 6.
Students also have the opportunity to represent the school in a wide variety of sporting opportunities, such as surf lifesaving, basketball, tennis, cross country, athletics and swimming. Students in our senior years also represent the school in Australian rules football, soccer, netball and volleyball.
The language program at Sorrento Primary School is Indonesian. Students from Years 3 to 6 participate in a language session each week and are taught by our specialist language teacher.
Indonesian is also offered as an ATAR pathway through our feeder school at Duncraig Senior High School.
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.