Junior School Co-Curricular Program
The Co-Curricular Program in the Junior School provides age appropriate activities in sport, music and special interest clubs. In general, these activities are held at lunchtime or after school.
The aim of Co-Curricular Programs is to promote:
- personal enjoyment
- individual and/or team skills
- a range of personal and skills
Co-Curricular music offers Junior School students performance opportunities in both playing and singing and students are students are encouraged to join the following groups:
- Junior School Band
- Junior School Choir
Students may also audition for other more advanced groups.
Weekly, half-hour lessons are available for Junior School students with specialist instrumental music teachers on the following instruments: violin, guitar, piano, flute, alto sax, oboe, viola, percussion, cello, clarinet, tenor sax, baritone sax, French horn, euphonium and tuba.
The scheduling of lessons is arranged between the instrumental music teachers and parents. Most lessons take place during class time on a weekly, rotating basis to ensure that the same classroom lesson is not missed in succession. A lesson record book is used by teachers to note practice sessions, times and set work. Reports are written each semester to give parents an overall assessment of progress.
In addition to their timetabled PDPHE lessons, Junior School students have sport one afternoon a week. At this time they participate in a number of different activities across the year which include:
- League Tag
- Basketball and
They also have opportunities to take part in the interschool sport competitions and gala days as part of the Hills Zone Sports.
The current club program for Junior School students include:
- Pottery Club
- Agriculture Club – Poultry Club and Green Thumbs
- Coding Club
- Environmental Club
- Homework Club
The number of clubs offered is dependent upon staff expertise and student interest. Previously, Tournament of Minds (TOM) and chess have also been choices.