Sport and Physical Activity:
Our students participate in volleyball, tee ball, cricket, netball and
soccer competitions in teams coached by parents. Students also
participate in classroom based fitness as well as whole school dance and
fitness sessions. Activities are also offered at lunchtimes.
Our students participate in
the Festival of Music Choir, and instrumental music teachers visit the
school to teach students.
The school promotes student leadership through a senior Student Voice Leadership team and a Junior SRC. The Student Voice Leadership team is offered to Year 6 and 7 students. Students can apply for positions of School Leader, Leadership Executive and officers in 3 portfolios - Special Events, Fundraising and Environment. Students from Reception to Year 5 can participate in a Junior SRC. Representativs from each class attend fortnightly meetings to discuss a variety of matters relating to school and student activities.
students buddy and support younger students in formal and informal
classroom activities, in the yard and whole school activities. New enrolments to the school are allocated a "class buddy" to help them settle into their new school environment.
Learning for Life:
All students participate in whole school programs to develop life skills in such
areas as getting along, working with others, resilience, assertiveness,
problem solving, organisation, persistence and values education. All
students are trained in Program Achieve and Restorative Approaches. In
2008 we implemented Play is the Way, Year 4-7, to develop students
skills working collaboratively with their class.
All classes have access to the filtered Internet and email service provided
to all DECS schools. Students have their own folders for saving work on
our intranet, available in the Resource Centre, classrooms and teaching
areas. Students participate in online activities and use these
technologies across the learning areas. All students access
electronic whiteboards in classrooms and the Resource Centre.
Our School has attained WOW or Wipe Out Waste
status from KESAB, for our work in reducing waste going to landfill.
Student action teams manage the recycling and reuse of paper,
packaging, cartridges, glass, drink and deposit containers. The Primary Years (Yr 2-4) students
cares for our food garden, and collects fruit and veg scraps from
classrooms to feed our worms and build our compost.