Our classroom and specialist teachers at Carey Park Primary School are caring, experienced and dedicated in their chosen fields, and this is evident in the successful outcomes that they achieve.

At Carey Park, the following Core Subjects and Specialist Programs are provided to our students:

Languages (Japanese) at Carey Park

Language learning broadens students’ horizons to include the personal, social, and employment opportunities that an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world presents. The interdependence of countries means that people in all spheres of life have to be able to negotiate experiences and meanings across languages and cultures. It has also brought the realisation that, despite its status as a world language, a capability only in English is not sufficient, and a bilingual or plurilingual capability is the norm in most parts of the world.

All of our students from Years 2 to 6 participate in our 日本語Japanese Language Program.

Japanese has been part of the Carey Park Primary School program for only a short while, commencing in 2022. The program is co-ordinated by our experienced language teacher (オルマン先生Mrs Olman) who has been teaching Japanese for a number of years.

The program is innovative, vibrant, challenging and held in our dedicated Japanese classroom. This room holds a rich array of authentic materials and resources that the students are exposed to, in order to provide them with experiences that are more meaningful. Students are able to develop a love of learning another language in a safe, caring and motivating environment through games, songs, art, cooking and play through a holistic approach to teaching.  The main teaching focus so far has been to introduce the students to Japanese culture, greetings, numbers and seasonal events followed by the learning of the Japanese Hiragana Script (Alphabet). Students will continue to develop their Japanese Language skills and aim to demonstrate their knowledge through the Communicating and Understanding strands.

Performing Arts at Carey Park

The Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. The term ‘creativity’ plays a critical role in all arts subjects.

At Carey Park Primary School, all students from Years 1-6 participate in our Performing Arts program.

Through the program, it is our intention to expose the students to a broad range of the arts, offering students the opportunity to explore the areas of Dance, Drama and Music. Our Specialist Performing Arts teacher (Mrs Blee) works from a dedicated Performing Arts room, adjacent to our assembly area.

Through Performing Arts, we aim to provide our students with opportunities to:

  • Develop and use skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and wellbeing, and to build and maintain respectful relationships.
  • Enjoy and evaluate Performing Arts, develop the concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of contexts.
  • Engage in, and enjoy regular Performing Arts-based learning experiences, understand, and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural and environmental awareness.
  • Develop self-expression, a desire to create, and a holistic approach to learning.

Physical Education at Carey Park

Integral to Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies to enable students to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities in various contexts and settings. Students learn about how the body moves; how to approach and resolve challenges; how to optimise movement performance; and the benefits of physical activity to themselves, others and communities. Through movement in a variety of contexts and settings, students acquire, practise, manage and refine personal, interpersonal, social and cognitive skills.

The Physical Education Program at Carey Park Primary School aims to promote the benefits of regular physical activity while providing students with the opportunity to further develop their physical and interpersonal skills. We believe in the importance of developing Fundamental Movement Skills and Game Strategies, in order to maximise the health and wellbeing of our students so they will develop a positive attitude/sufficient skill level to enable lifelong achievement in physical activity.

Students at Carey Park participate in a minimum of a one-hour weekly lesson with our Physical Education Specialist (Mr Joliffe) and at least fifteen minutes of morning fitness each day.
To further encourage students to get physically active we encourage students to borrow
sports equipment from the sports shed at recess and lunch times.

Students from SEDA (Sports Education Development Australia) work in partnership with our school and visit regularly to run coaching clinics and provide more opportunity to develop students’ skills knowledge and to be physically active.

Carey Park Primary School has a number of school-based carnivals that are held throughout the year.

They are:

  • Faction Swimming Carnival
  • Faction Cross Country
  • Faction Athletics Carnivals.

At an Interschool level, Carey Park Primary School is part of the Bunbury Public Schools Sports Association (Jarrah Division). We successfully compete in Cross Country, a Winter Carnival and Athletics.

Visual Arts at Carey Park

Students from Years 1-6 visit the Visual Arts room once a week and participate in a wide range of exciting and motivating projects with our specialist Visual Arts Teacher (Mrs Rintoul), who is very experienced, dedicated and highly skilled.

The sequential nature of the program provides students with the opportunity to imagine, design, create, communicate and share their artwork and ideas. Students engage creatively with the curriculum through drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, textile, clay and construction activities. Through these projects, they develop an understanding and awareness of the Elements and Principles of Art. The students are also introduced to a wide range of different art styles, artists and cultures during our lessons, helping to develop their knowledge of, and appreciation for, the Visual Arts and the world around them. Studio practice skills are also taught, ensuring that the students develop safe, responsible and respectful attitudes towards themselves, peers, teachers and resources.

Through our Visual Arts Program, we aim to provide our students with opportunities to:

  • Develop and use skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and wellbeing, to build and maintain respectful relationships.
  • Acquire, apply and evaluate visual art skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of visual art activity contexts.
  • Engage in, enjoy regular visual arts based learning experiences, understand, and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural and environmental practices and outcomes.
  • Deliver the Visual Arts program weekly, to encourage self-expression, a desire to create and a balanced lifestyle

Importantly, the students learn that the Visual Arts is not just about producing a finished product. The development of their confidence and imagination whilst working on an artwork is extremely important, and the enjoyment that can be gained from experimenting with new art mediums, or mastering new skills, is a valuable aspect of the program.

Our annual Art Exhibition that is held towards the end of Term 3, is a showcase event for the school, attracting large numbers of community members as well as the local media.