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Health and physical education

A specialist Physical Education (PE) teacher conducts a weekly lesson with each class every week. Swimming takes place in this weekly lesson in the first and fourth terms for students in Years 1-6. Prep classes participate in swimming in fourth term only. Parents are required to sign a permission form for children to attend swimming classes. Parent helpers are required to assist with supervision during swimming lessons.

Required dress for swimming lessons is:

  • Speedo-type togs for boys (board shorts are not suitable).

  • One-piece swimming costume for girls.

  • Sun-protection shirt, bathing cap, goggles, towel and water-proof bag to carry gear.

Sunscreen: We advise parents to apply sunscreen to children on swimming lesson days. Students may also bring their own sunscreen.

Labelling: Please make sure that all items of uniform, swimming gear AND underwear are clearly labelled.

In terms 2 and 3 the PE teacher covers a wide range of physical skill based activities. This may also incorporate health lessons.

Classroom music

By the end of Year 6, students at Norman Park State School will have developed knowledge and skills in the areas of beat, rhythm and melody. They will have had opportunities to sing and play various melodic and non-melodic percussion instruments, recorder and in some year levels guitar and/or ukulele. Students will experience many facets of music and performing arts, encouraging them to develop an overall appreciation of music as a whole.  From the start of Prep, there is a natural progression of topics covered and the development of knowledge and skills.

  • By the end of Year 3 - The students experience success in singing, movement, playing melodic and non-melodic percussion. The repertoire consists of mostly doh pentatonic scales.
  • By the end of Year 5 - The students experience success in singing, movement, playing melodic and non-melodic percussion, as well as the recorder. The repertoire consists of doh and some la pentatonic scales. 
  • By the end of Year 6 - Students experience success in singing, movement, playing melodic and non-melodic percussion, recorder and acoustic guitar. Repertoire consists of songs in major and minor keys. 
  • Digital technology

    Norman Park State School has all classes in Years 4, 5 and 6 operating as BYOD iPad classes.