Specialist Programs

St Anthony's provides a range of specialist activities for our students to enjoy:

Health & Physical Education/Sport
Physical Education / Sport are an integral part of school life, and as such, every child is expected to participate. If a child is to be exempted from some particular PE/Sporting activity, notification in writing must be received from home stating the reason. Regular interschool sport is generally limited to Years 5, 6 and 7. A rotational selection of both sport and non-sporting options is offered to students in Years 4-7 in Term 2 and Term 4.

The Sports Uniform is worn three a week. These days will differ for each year level depending on HPE lessons. See the uniform page for details.

The Sports program is as follows (arrangements may vary from year to year):

1st Term:
Swimming Representative Team
2nd Term:
Touch Football Representative Team
Netball Representative Team
Cross Country Representative/Intraschool Competition
Dancefever Years 4 – 7
3rd Term:
Athletics Prep to Year 7
4th Term:
Swimming Prep to Year 3
Tennis Representative Team
Cricket Representative Team
Softball Representative Team

Children with particular expertise in any sport will be encouraged and supported in their participation at district, zone and state level of the Primary School Sports Association of Queensland. St Anthony’s has a proud record in this area with children having competed at all levels in various sports including Australian championship winners and placegetters.

Athletics Carnival
An Athletics Carnival is held for Prep to Year 7 in the first half of the year. The date is set in accord with the schedule for District, Regional and State Championships.

Drama
The St Anthony’s drama program provides an opportunity for our students to develop skills for life; it is an excellent platform to develop effective communication, social skills and understandings about human experiences. Drama focuses on fostering effective communication skills using the body and voice, as well as other elements of expression. It allows children to explore ideas, and express their understandings with others in a collaborative learning environment. Drama develops higher order thinking skills through role taking and questioning of real and imagined events. Children in Prep to Year 7 attend weekly drama lessons. But drama doesn’t stop there: these skills are transferable and can be seen to be used in general classroom activities, presentations and liturgies throughout the year.

Music
Music is offered from Prep to Year 7. Training and preparation of choral and instrumental groups is part of this program. Students learn the recorder from Year 4.

» Senior Choir - Expression of Interest

Instrumental Music Program
Music lessons are offered on a user pays basis by Creative Kidz on Stage to students from Year 4 in flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, drums/percussion and guitar. Creative Kidz on Stage also offer a weekly band rehearsal free of charge to students of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments when they are ready to participate. Students can also be part of the junior (Prep –3) or senior (Year 4-onwards) dance group free of charge if they take one of these lessons.

Other Students can enrol in dance lessons for a cost per term and rehearsals are on a weekly basis before or after school.

For more information contact Creative Kidz on stage - 0421 022 818 or email info@creativekidz.com.au

LOTE: Japanese
Japanese is offered in Years 5, 6 and 7 with Year 4 participating in an 'Introduction to Japanese' and concentrates on the culture of our Asian neighbour as well as the language. Students are engaged in two lessons, totalling one and a half hours per week.

The program consists of a combination of Japanese language and culture. The focus is on communication, so lessons are based on speaking and listening skills, as well as reading and writing, while becoming aware of the customs, traditions and celebrations of the Japanese people.

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