We provide quite an extensive list of clubs and support programs for our students which are based on their interests and needs. Students who are involved in these clubs are either determined by their teacher, by student choice or identified through our Yard Duty data. These programs include:Kids Hope: Kids Hope is a mentoring program supported by World Vision Australia and run in Primary Schools. Trained mentors meet one to one with a child for one day a week at school. Activities can include: craft, educational games, sport, reading or academic work set by the teachers. Mentored children show increased self-esteem, confidence and resilience resulting in being better adjusted socially and emotionally which can positively impact their academic progress at school. For further information about the program please visit: https://www.kidshopeaus.org.au/Story Dogs is a fun and unique reading support program that improves children’s reading and communication skills by reading to a trained companion dog and its handler. The Story Dogs program is primarily designed for students who have reading challenges, however students may be chosen to participate in the program as a reward or as an alternative reading activity.Students will spend approximately 20 minutes with the Story Dog team once or twice per week. During the session the dog will be on its lead and with its handler at all times. Lunchtime Club: The Lunchtime Club is offered daily to students who would benefit from a structured activity at lunchtime in the Green Zone.
The Integration team organise and run the activities which include: Art Therapy, iPads and Board Games.
Within this relaxed environment, students learn to work with peers and build friendships. Students look forward to the lunchtime club’s activities resulting in improved self esteem and positive school engagement. These sessions are extremely popular!Lego Club: Mr McPhee's ‘Lego Club’ is on a Wednesday lunchtime for 30 minutes in Room 2. This provides a quiet area and allows students to engage and learn to work with their peers. Netball Tournaments: Senior students have been invited to sign up for a Tuesday lunchtime netball tournament. Students are welcome to join a team and participate in a Round Robin at 2pm.Dodgeball Tournament: This is a very popular club! Mr Stevenson’s Dodgeball tournament is already up and running! You will find Mr Stevenson in the Gym (no doubt dressed up looking like a hockey goalie) at 2pm on Wednesdays.Foundation Sports Club: One of our parent volunteers runs a Sports Club for Foundation students during Term 3 & Term 4 at lunchtime on Fridays, in the Gym. Participation is optional.Social Skills groups are run for students who struggle with various challenges of social acceptance. Social skills such as making eye contact, personal space and identifying emotions are taught explicitly in small groups. Activities include: role playing, games and group work which promotes social development. Sport Equipment: Mr Stevenson has purchased various sporting equipment that are stored in large bins so students can borrow equipment during lunchtime. This equipment is monitored by our senior students and gives them a sense of responsibility.Yoga: Ms Hargreaves will be conducting weekly Yoga session in the Sensory Space on Mondays. This is an open invitation to students from all year levels and limited availability.