Visual Arts at Holy Eucharist is seen as an important part of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards program which develops, plans, implements and delivers the art curriculum effectively to our students. We have raised the profile of visual Arts through children working with Artist in Residence, school projects involving students and entering artworks for the Visual Arts Exhibition held during Catholic Education Week.Our students have won major prizes,receiving the ACU Social Justice prize and the Sierra portraiture prize.In a creative and thinking classroom, Visual Art enables students to be original, reflective, also work collaboratively, communicate, plan, organize, evaluate and make informed decisions or approaches towards their works of art. These gained skills will help them in other disciplines. At Holy Eucharist Visual Arts is seen as a tool for expressing ideas through the Integrated Studies.
At Holy Eucharist our physical education program offers challenging yet achievable goals and includes all students in each activity session. Students build basic skills such as throwing, kicking, catching, movement and spatial awareness through basic gymnastics and work up to developing sport skills. We build on these physical skills while teaching students how to apply sports skills and basic sports strategies. We also encourage teamwork across the whole school. In grade 5 and 6 we review skills and begin to focus further on team-building and more in-depth sport strategy in modified versions of different sports games along with coaching. We also make use of external coaching clinics to further develop and enhance skills that are taught during physical education sessions.
The benefits of exercise are just as important as the physical ones. There are positive effects of physical activity on self-image and self-confidence and promoting general feelings of health and wellness.