Once a week the Artify Club (open to students in Years 3-4) meet and work on projects to beautify the school grounds. In recent years mosaic tiles, murals and sculptures have been created. Artify is one of many semi-structured lunch time activities that allow students to develop skills and form friendships.
The Band Program is coordinated by the school. It provides opportunities for students in Years 3-6 to play an instrument in a band. There are Beginner, Junior, Intermediate, Concert and Stage Bands and a Recorder Group for younger students. Practices are held before and after school. This is a user-pays program.
Bush Building and Mud Kitchen
The Bush Building Club all students meets over one lunchtime. Come along: build and create in our beautiful bush environment. If you would like your child to wear gloves, please provide these.
The school’s vegetable garden was a community achievement that came to fruition after 12 months of labour in August 2016. The student Environmental Representative Council (ERC) and other interested students are invited to tend to the garden. Once harvested, crops are sold to parents/carers after school for a nominal amount. The money is reinvested into the Bush Patch in the form of seeds and garden supplies. Community garden members are welcome to assist in the garden. The school has purchased Australian stingless bees to help pollinate the garden and bush.
The Chess Club meets once a week at lunchtime for students in Years 3-6. When proficient, a child may be selected to join a chess team and represent the school in interschool competitions.
The school choirs provide the Students with an opportunity to use their musical talents and perform in public. Students are taught the basics of rhythm, pitch, tone and learn breathing exercises to improve their singing skills. The school has various choirs. Each year the choirs participate in a number of public performances throughout the year.
A number of dance groups, from Years 1-6, are coordinated within the school. Due to limitations of numbers at various public performances, these groups are capped and so typically try-outs are held to determine the make up the group.
Along with our in-school program of speaking and listening development activities, opportunity is provided for senior students to participate in a formal debating program. This involves participation in the Premier’s Debating Challenge which is a series of debates with other local schools.
At a loose end? The School Library is a welcoming place where students can borrow books, read and play board games. Open before school and at lunchtimes.
During lunch the Lunch Mates program supports students in the playground who might otherwise feel isolated or require social support. Lunch Mates is coordinated by a teacher and school learning and support officer, who provide an inclusive environment for students to learn social skills and participate in enjoyable activities.
Our school participates in the NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships, Travelplan Northern NSW Region Championships alternating each year between Perisher and Thredbo. The championships is held in the first week of the July school holidays. An emphasis on fun and participation is the key to this initial competition event and skiers and boarders of all levels are encouraged to join in. The Interschools Snowsports Championships are a series of competitions in seven disciplines: Alpine, Skiercross, Freestyle Moguls, Snowboard Giant Slalom, Snowboard Cross, Cross Country Freestyle and Cross Country Relay. Each student competes under our school name in aged divisions. Division 4 – Years 5 and 6, Division 5 –Year 3 and Year 4, Division 6 – Kindergarten to Year 2. Participants must be independent and confident on a blue level run. Students are accompanied by their parents to the ski fields.
Students can foster their love of music and sing along in this fun lunchtime club.
This is where our Young ICT Explorers meet to do coding and share their skills and passion for digital technology.