Specialist Programs


Nedlands offers its students a comprehensive music program. The objective of a whole school approach to music is to provide children with a solid foundation of music skills which train them to listen, sing, play, explore sound and, ultimately, read and write music. Students are also offered the opportunity to become members of the band and orchestra. A junior and senior choir also operates for all students in Years 4 to 6.

Students participating in the band and orchestra are selected from the school’s extensive instrumental program. The program is a scholarship based program provided by visiting specialist teachers from the Instrumental Music School Services program. Students from Years 3 to 6 are selected to learn the violin, viola, cello flute, clarinet, percussion and double bass, as well as a selection of brass instruments.

Many opportunities are provided throughout the year for our instrumental and choir students to showcase their talents including such events as the Massed Choir Festival, the Band Festival and our annual Christmas Concert.


Students in Years 1 – 6 participate in the school’s Specialist Art Program for approximately 60 minutes each week. They are given opportunities to develop skills, techniques and processes to express themselves with assorted media. In addition, students are given time to reflect on, respond to and understand, various art styles and works.

Artwork produced by the students is displayed throughout the school during the year to showcase their skills and the many and varied projects the students complete.


Learning a language is compulsory in Years 3 – 10 for all students who are attending Government Schools. At Nedlands PS, French is taught to all Year 3 – 6 students, by our specialist language teacher. Students learn French vocabulary, greetings, grammar and gain an understanding of the French culture.


The specialist physical education teacher provides a program for all students in Years 1 – 6. Students are taught a range of sporting skills to build coordination, strength, fitness and an understanding of various games. Opportunities are provided for students to compete against similar aged students both within the school and against other schools in the areas of swimming, athletics and cross-country. The older students also compete in a range of summer and winter sports.