Extra Curricular Activities

Extra-curricular activities are activities that a school offers that are in addition to the normal and/or regular school program. They are activities designed to complement the regular classroom or school program and provide extra learning opportunities and experiences for students.

Extra-curricular activities are generally offered as a result of staff interest, expertise and availability along with a desire to provide students with a range of experiences and opportunities that we know will further challenge and benefit our students. As the extra-curricular activities are outside the scope of the regular program that government schools are expected to provide, some of the activities will incur a cost, depending on the nature and type of the activity.

At Bayswater North, the following extra-curricular activities/programs are currently offered:-

  • Excursions to places/programs outside the school
  • Grade 4 and 6 Camps program
  • Grade 5 and 6 Inter-school and Intra-school sports program
  • Grades 3-6 Athletics Carnival
  • Grades 3-6 Swimming Carnival
  • Whole school cross country/Fun Run event
  • Choir
  • Keyboard music lessons
  • Incursions/visiting speaker and presenters’ program
  • Premiers’ Reading Challenge
  • Mathletics
  • Chess Club
  • Buddies program (Prep/Grade 6 students)
  • School Captains and student leaders’ program
  • Junior School Council with representatives from Grades 2-6
  • Peacemakers program. Trained peer mediators from Grades 5 & 6 are visible in the grounds during recess and lunchtimes where they assist younger children in sorting out minor disputes usually involving rules disputation, sharing of equipment, teasing, exclusion, etc. More difficult and/or serious incidents are handled by the Yard Duty teachers
  • Comprehensive Kindergarten-Prep transition program that begins during a child’s kinder year
  • Parent education programs, mostly run in the evening, enabling the attendance of parents who work
  • Learning intervention programs for students with special learning needs. All students not meeting expected benchmarks have an individual Learning Improvement Plan and many will participate in smaller group intervention sessions
  • Reading Recovery for those children in Grade 1 not reaching the expected benchmark
  • GLUE (Getting Language Understanding in English) for those students who are experiencing difficulty in English from Years 2-5
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