The support team are committed to providing a variety of enrichment activities to support and extend student learning in Health and Physical Education, I.C.T, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Japanese and Intervention.
Health & Physical Education
“In 2017, I am excited to create opportunities for all students to have a positive and fun experience in Physical Eduction. Within this positive environment we will explore different movement patterns, motor skills and individual sport units. I am excited all students will have opportunities to develop these skills throughout lightning premiership days, house sport carnivals and inter school sports. I aim to motivate and inspire all students not only in learning through the curriculum but also beyond in developing personal attributes such as social skills, fair play and sportsmanship”.
In Physical Education, I am to support the mission of Pakenham Springs Primary school by motivating and inspiring students to live an active and healthy lifestyle by promoting physical activity. The Physical Education program provides students with the opportunity to develop and extend their performance in various sports by providing a quality PE program as well as extracurricular activities. With the inclusion of sports houses into our school in 2017 I aim to promote and encourage healthy competition through sportsmanship, teamwork, resilience and fair play. This will ensure all students leave Pakenham Springs Primary School with the ability to conduct themselves as productive members of the wider community.
– I am excited about all of the Performance opportunities we have at Pakenham Springs this year. We have a range of productions planned for every year level to give all students a chance to find their inner star performer and polish it up to a sparkling shine! I am keen to share my love of Performing Arts and contribute to the growth in the skills and confidence of all students.
This year is a very exciting one in Performing Arts as we gear up for performances in State Schools Spectacular, Shrek, Little Red Rockinghood and The Little Red Hen. I am looking forward to sharing the joy and thrill of performing with all of our students and helping them to gain the skills and confidence to really enjoy the experience.
In Visual Arts I am looking forward to assisting students in developing their skills and confidence to have a go in the Visual Arts. I am also looking forward to creating a school mural with local Melbourne artist Max Darby together with the school community. Term four will again have an Art Show which will be a celebration of the wonderful art work that the students have produced over 2017.
Claire Boersma Junior Visual Arts Teacher
In Junior Visual Arts I am looking forward to watching students develop their skills and confidence in the Visual Arts. I am also looking forward to creating a school mural with local Melbourne artist Max Darby together with the school community. Term four will again have an Art Show which will be a celebration of the wonderful art work that the students have produced over 2017.
Japanese as a L.O.T.E.
Learning a new language can be challenging but it’s also an exciting adventure. In 2017, I aim to immerse Junior School students in the Japanese culture and give them a range of experiences that will both broaden their world outlook and guide them to develop respect for all people. Through a range of interactive tasks, students will explore how Japanese people communicate with each other in conversation, written word and custom. My hope is that their time spent in Junior School LOTE will motivate them to investigate other cultures in the future and will spark a love of languages, supporting them to be both skilled and inclusive members of the global community.
Information & Communications Techology (ICT)
Kristina Bennet ICT Teacher Years 3-6
In ICT in 2017 I aim to support the students to develop and expand their skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. As well as focussing on keeping safe online, sending emails and, for the year fives and sixes, an introduction to robotics. I look forward to a busy and exciting year of learning in ICT.
Intervention and Student Support Programs
Reading Recovery and Toe by Toe Program
Carolyn Brown Reading Recovery Teacher
I support the school mission of PSPS by providing additional individualised instruction through scaffolding student’s learning, thereby enabling them to experience success through explicit teaching of reading and writing strategies.
RUTH CLEMENTS (picture unavailable at present time)
Toe By Toe Program