Beyond the general classroom program we provide opportunties for students to particiapte in as many extra-curricula opportunities as possible.
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
Public Speaking Rostrum
Rostrum is a public speaking competition for students in Year 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.
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.
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.
During Term 1 a local gymnastics club provides qualified staff to teach gymnastic skills for students in Years 3 to year 6.
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. Students have the opportunity to attend Code Club.