Programs@CSPS

CUL­TUR­AL CONNECTIONS

Cul­tur­al Con­nec­tions is a gift­ed and tal­ent­ed pro­gram with links across the cur­ricu­lum. The pro­gram is stu­dent-led and facil­i­tat­ed by a teacher with­in a small group of stu­dents select­ed from across Year 5 and 6. Stu­dents take own­er­ship of their own learn­ing by ini­ti­at­ing projects and mak­ing links with their learn­ing with­in their classroom. 

Stu­dents are giv­en oppor­tu­ni­ties to apply their learn­ing from oth­er cur­ricu­lum areas and extend their under­stand­ings into oth­er con­texts. Stu­dents fol­low their inter­ests and use their skills to work col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with­in small groups. Stu­dents learn Busi­ness and Eco­nom­ics through real-life skills in run­ning a cof­fee busi­ness sell­ing to staff and par­ents on assem­bly morn­ings, and have a strong voice in the man­age­ment of this busi­ness. Links are made to Civics and Cit­i­zen­ship through inves­ti­ga­tions into val­ues with­in our own cul­ture and oth­ers. Stu­dents also make links to Math­e­mat­ics through sur­veys and analysing results, as well as valu­able ICT skills such as using emails, Microsoft Excel and movie mak­ing appli­ca­tions. In 2018, Year 5 and 6 Cul­tur­al Con­nec­tions stu­dents cre­at­ed a movie link­ing the school val­ues to cul­tures found in our school.

CHOIR

The Casua­r­i­na Street PS Choir is made up of stu­dents from years 4, 5 and 6. We come togeth­er each week for 90 min­utes to sing and learn about music. The choir per­forms at many events through­out the year includ­ing Kather­ine and Dar­win BEATS, school assem­blies, Com­mu­ni­ty Christ­mas Car­ols to name a few.

Stu­dents learn how to sing as a group, sing in two parts, lis­ten to each oth­er and to soloist singers and learn how to work togeth­er in a fun and enjoy­able environment.

The school choir is sup­port­ed by the NT Music school by hav­ing a teacher assist­ing at each choir session.

STEM — Sci­ence Tech­nol­o­gy Engi­neer­ing and Maths 

Stu­dents in STEM ses­sions devel­op con­fi­dence in design­ing and build­ing solar cars with sup­port from a vis­it from the solar car chal­lenge team. We have worked with New Eng­land Uni­ver­si­ty on col­lect­ing data on ants with­in our school. We have par­tic­i­pat­ed in engi­neer­ing com­pe­ti­tions and cel­e­brat­ed Sci­ence Week with an inter-school com­pe­ti­tion at Kather­ine High School. Through­out the year we have con­tin­ued to code, fly drones and pre­pare stu­dents for now and the future world.