Physical Education

The focus of the P.E. program for Prep and Grade 1 this term has been to develop basic motor skills through a variety of activities. They have  been introduced to games with simple rules and have used different equipment to practise their catching and throwing. There has been an emphasis on participating and playing safely.

Grades 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

This second term we will be including Cross Country skills. Skills used in major games such as throwing, batting and catching will be dealt with. Major games to be covered this term include Netball, Soccer and T-Ball. Tactics, moving around the playing field and playing as a team member
are included in lessons.  Lunchtime Cross Country practise this term will be held on the school oval. Extra House Points can be earned at practise.

Upcoming Events

Rugby Gala Day November 5th at Rosebud Football ground.

We are sending one boys' team and one girls' team .

Melbourne Storm will be running the day. They will have a skills session in the morning and then Tackle Rugby in the afternoon. Parents are welcome to come on the day. Notes have been sent home. Melbourne Storm run this event on the Peninsula each year.

Year 3 Sport

The Year threes have been split into four groups and will participate in different games each week on a rotation roster. The children will be learning the rules to games and developing some basic
tactics. This is an opportunity for this age group to be involved in games using their motor skills and playing with their friends


Local golf Coach Peter Crocker came to our school and ran some free golf clinics for some of our classes. He spent a lot of time showing the children how to stand and how to hold the golf club.

Performing Arts

At Rye Primary School, all students in Grades Prep to Six participate in weekly lessons in the Performing Arts, engaging in Music, Drama, Dance and Puppetry skills. In our well-equipped Music Room, with drums and percussion instruments, electronic keyboards and drum kit, ukuleles, boom whackers and large rehearsal space, students are given opportunity to learn about the Arts.

Following the AusVELS curriculum, students are taught the fundamentals of music such as beat, rhythm, tone, pitch and melody. Students enjoy playing tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments, reading rhythmic notation, listening and responding to music, creating their own compositions and singing. In addition to covering many concepts in music, drama is taught
using team work and role-play scenarios. Students are challenged to improvise and think quickly when performing in front of their peers, encouraging confidence and drawing on personal experiences to link-in with their learning. Various genres of dance, drama, puppetry and music
are taught in order for students to appreciate different cultures from around the world.

Social and Emotional Learning is covered through many group activities and team games. Partner and individual work is also used to reinforce learnt concepts.

Students at Rye Primary School have the opportunity to learn an instrument with trained instrumental music tutors. Private lessons offered at the school include guitar, piano, saxophone, drums, flute, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, singing and vocals. Many musical instruments are available for hire from the school.

Rye Primary School has a Choir and Band. They perform regularly at whole-school Assemblies and local community events. Several students who learn an instrument are invited to attend an annual inter-school Music Camp each year.

A bi-annual whole-school production is held featuring acting, set design, singing and dancing in which every student is encouraged to perform on stage using professional sound and lighting.