In addition to providing opportunities for students to develop their curriculum skills and knowledge, our school engages students in activities that extend beyond the classroom and enhance their development. These include:
Learning Journey night is held annually in the last week of Term 1 and 3. The atmosphere is always positive, classrooms display plenty of high quality work showing students learning and progress. Our average parent attendance over the last 6 years has been 72%. Parent feedback has been particularly positive.
Incursions and Excursions:
Students participated in a range of incursions and excursions that were designed to extend the in-class curriculum opportunities. Some of these included:
This promotes a focus on cultural tolerance and understanding. This is traditionally well supported by parents who provided enormous amounts of culinary delights from all over the world – also sharing stories of their own cultural background.
Both our year 4 classes asked Mrs Simpson, one of our teachers and an indigenous elder, questions about her culture and role in the community.
Many students take the opportunity to ride to school over the course of this week. The Denmark Mountain Bike Club regularly hosts a breakfast and conducts mountain bike clinics for our students.
Each year staff from the Denmark Town Library pay us a visit, reading stories to the kindy classes. We also host a student and staff Book Week Character Parade. Other highlights are visits to the town library to hear authors, storytelling and book reading sessions, a staff readers theatre performance for our students and the scrumptious shared lunches so generously prepared by our wonderful parents and carers.