Specialist Programs


At Kurrun Primary School, the Auslan program offers students a comprehensive journey into the world of Australian Sign Language. Through structured learning, students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively communicate using Auslan, fostering interactions with both peers and teachers.

The program emphasizes practical application, with students engaging in shared activities that require planning, transacting, and problem-solving using signed statements, questions, and directions. Moreover, students integrate Auslan into their learning across various subjects, including Inquiry topics, personal wellbeing, and individual interests, enhancing their communicative abilities within a meaningful context.

Through exposure to imaginative and simple texts in Auslan, students not only learn to respond through modelled signing, actions, and drawing but also gain insight into Deaf culture and its rich heritage. This exposure extends beyond the classroom, as students are provided opportunities to engage with the Deaf community, fostering intercultural capabilities, understanding, and respect for diversity.

Ultimately, the Auslan program at Kurrun Primary School not only equips students with practical communication skills but also instils in them an appreciation for different perspectives and experiences. Students work towards integrating Auslan into classroom routines and structured interactions, all while reflecting on their own cultural identity and communication methods in light of their Auslan learning experience.

The Arts

Kurrun Primary School boasts a comprehensive arts program designed to foster students’ creativity, confidence, and skills in both Visual and Performing Arts. Through semester-based learning, students delve into a rich curriculum that covers a wide spectrum of artistic expressions.

In Visual Arts, students receive explicit instruction in techniques, materials, processes, and technologies, enabling them to explore their imagination and creativity confidently. They engage in activities such as making, viewing, discussing, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating art, thereby honing their artistic sensibilities.

In the realm of Performing Arts, students embark on a journey through dance, drama, music, and media arts. Through these avenues, they enhance their body awareness and expressive skills, effectively communicating through movement, role-playing, and performance. This holistic approach ensures that students develop a well-rounded understanding and appreciation of the various facets of The Arts.

Moreover, students collaborate closely as they work together to create an end-of-year concert, showcasing their talents and skills across Performing Arts disciplines. This collaborative effort not only reinforces their artistic abilities but also strengthens their teamwork and communication skills.

At Kurrun Primary School, The Arts program is not just about skill development but also about nurturing students to become confident, innovative, thoughtful, and informed individuals in their artistic pursuits. Through this program, students are empowered to express themselves creatively and contribute meaningfully to the vibrant artistic community within the school.

Physical Education

At Kurrun Primary School, our Physical Education program plays a vital role in fostering the holistic development of students. We aim to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead healthy and active lives.

Our focus is on achieving specific learning outcomes at each year level, building on prior knowledge and skills. Using a variety of teaching and learning strategies, we pride ourselves on encouraging active participation, skill development, cooperative learning, and reflection, to allow all students to engage in meaningful learning experiences.

At Kurrun Primary School, we aim to empower students to make informed decisions about their health and well-being, develop lifelong physical literacy, and cultivate positive attitudes towards physical activity and healthy living.


The Science curriculum focuses on developing students’ scientific knowledge, understanding, and skills across various scientific disciplines, including biology, chemistry, physics, and Earth and space sciences. It emphasises inquiry-based learning, where students actively investigate scientific phenomena, gather evidence, and develop explanations.

To teach science in an engaging way, Kurrun Primary School educators incorporate hands-on experiments, interactive demonstrations, and real-world applications. We encourage collaborative projects, student-led investigations, discussions, and problem-solving activities to foster curiosity, critical thinking and engagement, and further enrich the learning experience.