Specialist Programs

Visual Arts

In making and responding to artworks, students learn much more than just art. They learn language skills, social skills, about decision making and risk taking, and how to be inventive artistically and conceptually. They use creativity, imagination and critical thinking to learn about and understand other people and cultures and, through the exploration of techniques, processes, materials and mediums, they improve fine motor skills. Our visual arts program explore a wide range of activities and mediums to keep students engaged and enjoying themselves.


STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) prepare students for learning and the future. STEM develops keys life skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, curiosity, team work, adaptability and flexibility to name a few. By experimenting with chemical reactions in science, coding of algorithms in technology, design and construction in engineering and solving equations of mathematics, students are learning how to think through problems. They’re learning how to collaborate and communicate with others. And they’re learning how to overcome obstacles to achieve their aims. These are critical skills in learning and preparing for a bright future.


Consistent with the other two Frankston North Schools, we teach Japanese as a specialist from Foundation to Year 6.

Cafe Reading

We use the CAFÉ reading framework in every classroom because it provides a clear, organised and wellstructured way for children to learn and become better readers.

Reading skills are broken into four main categories – comprehension, accuracy, fluency and expanding vocabulary. Each student works towards their own, personalised learning goal that has been selected specifically to suit their needs. If you would like to know more about your child’s individual learning goals, please feel free to speak to your child’s teacher and learn what you can do at home to further support their goal.


For students who require additional support, including those who work above the expected level have access to an evidence based intervention program. This consists of a minimum of three additional small group sessions per week in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy.

Physical Education

Physical Education (PE) is not only great for children’s physical and mental wellbeing, it’s fun. Through exercises, games and team activities students learn about their body, how to be creative and how to socialise and cooperate with others. PE also helps ease anxiety, tension and stress allowing students to better focus and concentrate.


As a water loving nation, we think it is very important that all students are educated in water safety and have the skills to swim competently. In Term 4, all students across all grades participate in an intensive swimming program held at PARC Frankston.

District/School Sports

Students in Years 3 – 6 have the opportunity to compete in three major district events swimming district trials (Term 1), athletics (Terms 1 & 2) and/or cross country running (Term 2). Results from school sporting events are used to select the District Teams. If students are successful at District events they progress to Division, Regional and then State events.


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