Tylden Primary School

Specialist Subjects

The school offers a range of specialist subjects each year that suit the current students and the requirements of the Department of Education and Training. The staff at the school are experienced and qualified in a variety of specialist areas. Specialist subjects are usually offered in the timetable for one hour per week and are selected from the following:

  • Art

    Children participate in at least one hour per week of Art with a specialist Art teacher. Working in the delightful surroundings of our historic Art Room, the children have expert teaching and a dedicated space for creativity. Student work is displayed around the school and entered in various local shows and displays.

  • Writer's Workshop

    Tylden PS places high importance on literacy skills. All students work on developing their writing skills in literacy time every day. Students also work with a specialist teacher on refining their higher level writing skills. Student work is published regularly in the school newsletter and entered into local and national writing competitions.

  • Music

    Classroom music is provided for all classes. This program focuses on music appreciation and music performance using tuned and untuned percussion instruments, singing and dance. The school concert is held annually and every child participates in singing, acting and/or dancing . Parents provide assistance with music accompaniment, development of props and construction of costumes. The school concert is a much anticipated highlight of the school year.

  • LOTE (German)

    A specialist teacher conducts German language classes for one hour per week for all children. The program includes spoken language and culture.

  • Physical Education

    All children participate in Physical Education lessons regularly with their classroom teacher. Children progressively improve their motor skills and movement competence, learn about the importance of physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices and learn about the rules and strategies of formal sports.

    The PE lessons promote lifelong participation in physical activity through the progressive development of motor skills and movement competence, health-related physical fitness and sport education.