Visual Arts Specialist teacher, Janice Tesser engages all students Pre-primary to year 7 in the program for 60 minutes per week which encompasses art skills and techniques, history and place in society. Art is celebrated with audiences in the gallery, found in the administration area and an Artist of the Month. Biannually the P&C holds an Art auction.
Music Specialist teacher Brooke Milianku instructs students years PP-7 for an hour per week. In addition the school has two choir's comprising of year 4-7 students who prepare for a range of events, competitions' and festivals.
Girl's Choir: Monday 8:00 - 8:45am
Boy's Choir: Thursday 8:00 - 8:45am
Girl's Singing Club: Year's 2 and 3 Thursday lunchtime
Boy's Singing Club: Year's 2 and 3 Friday lunchtime
Orchestra: Friday 8:00 - 8:45am
School of Instrumental Music (SIMS) Visiting music teachers provide tuition to selected students from years 3-7 in cello, flute, double bass, violin and trumpet. All lessons are during the school day on site at DPS.
Science Science coordinators, Janice Tesser and Glen McAdam work collaboratively on a Whole School Science Plan implementing the Australian Curriculum. This ensures a holistic, seamless curriculum from years PP-7. The coordinators teach students science skills for an hour per week. Year 7's have two hours of science per week.
Japanese Language Specialist teacher, Lois Barndon provides 60 minutes tuition in Japanese per week for students' years 3-7. Dalkeith PS in partnership with Shenton College and other local primary schools form the Shenton Asian Studies Japanese Language Hub aimed at engaging young Australians with Asia in Australian schools.
Physical Education Specialist teacher Libby Dyde, instructs all year 4-7 students weekly for fitness, physical skills and games. Before and after school seasonal training is held events including Interschool swimming, cross country and the triathlon. The school participates in Interschool competitions each term with continued success.
Pre-primary – year 3 attend Kidz n Sport specialist coaching each week in addition to a half hour session with the PE teacher.
Morning Fitness: Students engage in 15 minutes of fitness activities three to four mornings per week.
Bluearth: In partnership with the Dalkeith Rotary Club and the City of Nedlands, DPS has invested $30 000 in this specialist program over three years aimed at developing strong social skills and responsible decision making. Four staff members have been trained with the Bluearth instructor and have attained accreditation.
Social Skills: Each fortnight the whole school focuses on a social skill to improve collaborative teaching and learning outcomes. At assembly the skill is introduced and modelled by staff. Students who demonstrate a particular commitment are awarded with certificates at the end of the fortnight.