Specialist programs

Find out about the specialist programs our school offers.

Health and PE

The objectives of Health and PE is to develop and build skills that enhance students physical and health literacy. That is to understand themselves, how to work with others, the benefits of physical activity and engaging with and interpreting health information.

Health and PE lessons focus on the following:

  • Developing – fundamental movement skills in a variety of settings.
  • Nurture – a growth mindset and culture of persistence and resilience.
  • Prioritise – lifelong health, fitness and engagement in healthy lifestyle activities.
  • Provide – opportunities and challenges in sport and physical activities
  • Encourage- persistence, problem solving, cooperation and teamwork skills


The Odyssey Program is an off-shoot of health and PE. It exists to provide opportunities for students to develop students personal and interpersonal skills through a range of authentic activities. The activities are designed to build resilience and confidence in outdoor settings as well as teamwork, problem solving, safety, decision making and risk, personal responsibility, organisation and connection to nature and community.


Teaching Spanish at Christie Downs Primary School is an exciting opportunity for young students to explore a new language and culture. Through interactive activities, games, and songs, we create a fun and engaging learning environment. Students not only develop language skills but also gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for Spanish-speaking countries and their traditions. By introducing Spanish at an early age, we aim to foster curiosity, critical thinking, and cultural sensitivity, preparing our students to become global citizens in our interconnected world.

Digital Tech

Digital Technology is an essential subject in the modern world and is taught to primary school students to equip them with the necessary skills to succeed in a digital age. Through this subject, students learn how to use technology safely and responsibly, create digital content, and solve problems using computational thinking.

The curriculum is designed to be engaging and interactive, with lessons that involve hands-on activities such as touch typing, coding, robotics, and game design. By learning these skills, students develop critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills that are crucial for success in the 21st century.

The learning outcomes of the Digital Tech curriculum include developing an understanding of computer systems and networks, programming languages and algorithms, digital citizenship, and data analysis. Overall, Digital Tech is an exciting subject that prepares primary school students for a future where technology plays a vital role.

Kitchen Garden

Our kitchen garden program is a wonderful initiative that aims to educate students about the importance of sustainable and healthy eating. By creating a garden within the school premises, students are actively involved in the entire process, from planting seeds to harvesting fruit and vegetables.  This hands-on experience allows them to understand the significance of growing their own food and the effort it takes to produce it. The program not only teaches students about the nutritional value of fresh fruits and vegetables but also instills in them a sense of responsibility towards the environment. The school kitchen garden program not only contributes to the well-being of the students but also fosters a connection to nature and encourages a lifelong love for sustainable living.