Frederick Irwin Anglican School students have access to a range of cultural, sporting and musical co-curricular activities during their time in Primary School.
- OptiMinds – Based on educational challenges in the Learning Areas of Science and Technology as well as English and the Humanities.
- Robotics and BeeBots – Opportunities for students to engage with the Digital Technologies curriculum, experiencing and investigating activities based on computational thinking. They examine different algorithms using these to solve complex problems, whilst using control technologies.
- Primary School Newspaper (Freddie’s Buzz) – An opportunity for students to engage in media, whilst developing the skills of design, digital image manipulation, journalism and publishing. Students participating in this programme also focus on time management, organisation and cooperation.
- Extension Challenges – The Primary School offers a range of extension activities for students which range from Technology challenges to Mathematics and Writing projects. These are open and inclusive activities focused on a range of challenges often including critical and creative thinking.
The Arts, including Music, is an integral part of Frederick Irwin that includes a holistic approach to teaching. Music is a learning area in which students are engaged from Kindergarten to Year 12, and we strive to foster this engagement.
- Instrumental Tuition – (Year 3 upwards) Instrumental study is offered to our Primary students, allowing them access to our musical resources and professional tutors throughout the school day. These individualised programmes have proven to be very successful.
- The Choir – The Primary Choir is a group of children who come together each week to rehearse and prepare themselves for community events. The choir has performed at Parliament House as well as community organisations such as the RAAFA, and the Halls Head Shopping Centre each Christmas. Although a demanding commitment, this musical opportunity revolves around enjoyment, participation and cooperation.
- Year 3 Musical – The Year 3 students are involved in an annual musical production, which focuses on inclusivity, engagement and enjoyment, whilst also developing their musical knowledge.
- Junior Concert Band – This concert band is an opportunity for Primary students to gain experience in a collaborative music group.
Sport at Frederick Irwin Anglican School is about inclusivity, cooperation and enjoyment. All students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 are involved in a formal Physical Education programme which addresses the fundamental skills outlined by the Western Australian Curriculum.
Although competitive events are offered and attended, the Primary students participate in a range of sporting activities which promote physical fitness. These include:
- Sporting Teams – Winter Sport – football, hockey, soccer, netball, volleyball
- Inter-House Competitions and events – Athletics Carnivals, Swimming Carnival and Cross Country Carnival.
- Inter-School Competitions and events – Athletics Carnivals, Swimming Carnival and Cross Country Carnival with schools in the Mandurah area.
- External Carnivals – Lightning Carnivals are provided for Year 5s and 6s. A Hockey Carnival is provided for Year 5 and 6 students.
- An Orienteering Carnival is also offered to the Year 5 and 6 students.
- Swimming Lessons – Swimming lessons are offered to students from Pre-Primary to Year 6, with the older students given the opportunity biannually to receive their training in the ocean.
- Links with Community Sport – Frederick Irwin Anglican School has many teams from Pre-Primary to Year 6 which compete in community sporting organisations and are supported by the School but coached and managed largely by our parent body. These sports include hockey, basketball, netball and soccer.
- Sporting Facilities – Frederick Irwin Anglican School has extensive sporting facilities, with many resources being shared by the Primary and Secondary Schools.