Specialist Programs at Dandenong South Primary School
The Visual Arts program at Dandenong South Primary School is provided by a specialist Art teacher to all children from Foundation- Year 6. Visual Arts includes the fields of art, craft and design. The Art program encourages children to achieve their highest potential with the school securing several prizes in state, national and international Art competitions.
The Music /Performing Arts program is provided from Foundation to Year 6 also with specialist teachers in these two areas. The Music and Performing Arts programs aim to engage, inspire and enrich all students to reach their creative and expressive potential. The children showcase their skills at school assemblies and at the biennial School Concert.
Whole School Concert
Dandenong South Primary School has a biennial school concert where all of our students display a variety of different talents to their families. In 2015, our concert was called ‘No Standing Only Dancing’ displaying an emphasis on dance and theatrical choreography. In other years we have focused on other artistic talents such as comedy, circus skills, instrumental and singing performances. Each concert varies so that students can display their wide variety of talents to both their families and teachers. In 2017, our concert will display dancing, instrumental music and singing activities. It will take place on Friday 8th September at the Drum Theatre in Dandenong.
The Physical Education (PE) program at Dandenong South Primary School provides a diverse range of activities to all children. All children from Foundation to Year 6 receive weekly Physical Education lessons provided by a Specialist PE Teacher. An intensive swimming and water safety program is also a part of the core curriculum.
Students in Years 5 and 6 are involved in Inter School Sports Competitions through Gala Days. The school also competes in Athletics and Cross Country at the Inter-School level. A vast majority of our students display sporting talent and compete in Division and Regional competitions.
As part of outdoor education, Dandenong South Primary School offers students from Years 5 and 6 the opportunity to attend an annual school camp. The camp experience is designed to build social interaction, community awareness, self-confidence, problem-solving, teamwork, trust, life skills and above all, to have fun in a unique environment.