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Enrichment Opportunities

Beyond the general classroom program we provide opportunties for students to particiapte in as many extra-curricula opportunities as possible.

Buddy Program

When students enter Kindergarten they are buddied with a student from Year 5. Thes buddies get together once a week and begin to build a strong bond. Not only to the older students develop a sense of care and responsibilty for younger students, the younger students have a familiar support person for them on the playground. Students often continue these buddy relationships for two years.

 

 

Perceptual Motor Program

Students from Kindergarten to Year 2 participate in

Perceptual Motor activities that focus on balance,

coordination and developmental skills. 

It is organised by experienced teachers and delivered

with the support of a committed team of parent

volunteers.

Public Speaking

Rostrum

Rostrum is a public speaking competition for students in Year 4, 5 and 6 across the ACT.  The competition provides an opportunity for all students to learn how to make a speech for a specific purpose.

 

Debating

There is an interschool debating competition in the ACT for students in Years 5 & 6.  Every second year we select a team to represent St Benedict’s Primary School.

  

School Performance

We have a biannual whole School Concert every alternate

year  to give students an opportunity to participate in a

real performance for the enjoyment of the whole community.

Each other year Junior Primary prepare for a community

concert while students in Years 3 to 6 have the opportunity

to participate in Wakakirri  or J Rock, a drama/dance

performance at the Canberra theatre.

Specialist Programs

Gymnastics

During Term 1 a local gymnastics club provides qualified staff to teach gymnastic skills for students in Years 3 to year 6.

 

Dance

During Term 2 all students have the opportunity to learn dance  (creative, folk and contemporary) with an experienced and qualfied dance teacher.

  

   

Zone/ACT Sport Competitions

Throughout the year students have the opportunity to

represent the school at local Athletics, Cross Country

and Swimming Competitions. Participating in these

provides them with the opportuntiy to be selectd to

compete at an ACT Competition.

 

Students in Years 3-6 can participate in gala days for

Rugby League,Rugby Union, Touch, Soccer and Netball.

Boys and girls are both provided with the opportunity

to participate in this.

Individual Music Tuition

We have agreements with three specialist teachers offering individual, private tuition in piano, guitar, violin and cello through the school.

  

 

 Special Interest Groups

Students from K-6 participate in a elected special interest

 activity once a fortnight. Previous selections for special

 interest groups have included drama, gardening, choir

and science activities.

 

 

 

 

 

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