Guthrie Street Primary School offers a range of specialist subjects as a part of a balanced curriculum.
The program focuses on health and fitness, fundamental motor and sport specific skills and supports students to build independent and team skills. Fostering student’s enjoyment and love of movement and activity is at the forefront of every lesson.
Students receive a 60-minute lesson each week and provides opportunities for students to be introduced to a number of sports which can then be taken to inter-school competitions, and possibly state-level.
Guthrie’s Athlete Development Program is conducted throughout the whole year. The program’s focus is giving students in years 5/6 exposure to high performance sport and education. It is an introduction for students to the opportunities that are available to them, both in athletic or administration career pathways in sport. Students formally apply to be involved in the program by submitting a letter of intention and then try outs are held.
The program is conducted during school hours, which means students will come to ADP during class time. The program allows students the opportunity to build networks with coaches, sporting organizations and representatives from other high-level programs. Our aim is to assist students who wish to gain a sport scholarship for secondary school. Students involved in program “give back” to the school by running lunch time activities for other students.
Topics covered in the program include:
- Components of fitness and types of sports conditioning.
- Fitness and skill testing.
- Specialised coaching in areas such as running and strength and conditioning.
- Sports psychology – goal setting, visualisation, motivation, dealing with anxiety and meditation.
- Sports nutrition.
- Sports coaching and umpiring principals.
- Periodization - preparing for competition, competition and recovery.
- Basic injury rehabilitation and prevention.
- Careers and pathways in sport.
At Guthrie Street Primary School students are provided with a dedicated hour long science lesson per week.
A lesson is usually made up of hands on experiments either completed individually or in small groups.
Students also get the opportunity to develop their ICT skills through the use of the school set of robots and through Minecraft Education.
All students at Guthrie St Primary School attend a 60-minute Visual Arts session once a week. The lessons take place in our wonderful art room.
Our Visual Arts program provides developmentally sequenced activities incorporating skills in seven areas of art including painting, printing, collage, drawing, construction, modelling, threads and textiles.
Every child and classroom teacher at Guthrie Street Primary School learns sign language through the Auslan Languages program.
These weekly sessions allow everyone within the school to develop an awareness of Deaf culture and sign language.