Black Rock Primary School - Extra Curricular Activities



Extra Curricular Activities

Lunchtime Clubs

Senior Choir

Senior Choir is a place for Year 4-6 students who enjoy singing and wish to further develop their vocal and performance abilities with like-minded students and classmates. Choir students will enjoy the challenge of learning a variety of vocal and breathing exercises and songs. Working as part of a team, there is great opportunity to improve confidence, offer ideas for performances, refine songs for performances and strengthen their sense of community within Black Rock Primary School. We work towards performances for both at school and out of school. Choir is run every Wednesday from 1:15-1:45pm and we are always ready to welcome new members who would like to share their beautiful voices! After a Term 1 trial period, it is expected students that those students continuing in Term 2 will remain in the choir for the full year to ensure a committed group working towards a beautiful sound together.

Junior Choir

Junior Choir is run every Thursday from 1:15-1:40pm for Year 2-3 students who are interested in singing and having fun together. We play drama games together, do fun activities with our voices and learn short songs with the aim of performing them on occasions such as school assembly. The skills learnt in Junior Choir are intended to have more students better prepared when they join the choir in Years 4-6.

Gardening Club

Every Thursday the Gardening Club meets to plant, weed, water, observe and harvest the fruits, vegetables and plants the students have been working on. When the fruits and vegetables are ready for harvest, they are even lucky enough to enjoy the ‘fruits’ of their labour! All students are welcome to attend and test out their green thumbs!

Chess Club

Chess Club is a place where students get together to play and explore the exciting game of chess. It is all about using your wits and challenging your brain. Chess Club is open to all levels. From a beginner learning the moves to a seasoned pro looking to practise their advanced strategies, all students are invited to come on in and ‘CHECK’ it out!

Library Club

The Library is opened at lunchtime every Tuesday and Thursday between 1:30 and 2:00. This is a great opportunity for those children who prefer a quiet space during their break to come in and read a book from the shelves in a nice peaceful environment.

Coding Club

The Coding Club gives students the ability to create wonderful characters and stories on the computers. The students who attend can find out the different ways of coding. Coding Club is on in the second half of lunch every Friday.

Colouring In Club

The Colouring In Club is set up with pencils, textas and a variety of colouring in templates for those who love to express their artistic flair! The Colouring In Club is open to everyone and runs from 1:30pm every Friday.

Better Buddies

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation's Better Buddies Framework is an initiative designed to create friendly and caring primary school communities where bullying is reduced.

Through Better Buddies, children in Foundation and Year Six buddy up and learn the values: caring for others, friendliness, respect, valuing difference, including others and responsibility.

Students learn these values through formal and informal activities, including their interactions with the mascot Buddy Bear, the giant, fun-loving and caring purple bear. Better Buddies enables younger children to feel safe and cared for while older children feel valued and respected

Intensive Swimming Program

The Swim & Survive Program is an aquatic activity program designed to emphasize a wide range of aquatic skills including water safety, survival techniques and basic swimming skill development. As of 2017, the Victorian Curriculum now states that swimming and water safety programs must be completed as part of Health and Physical Education in the standard curriculum.

During the Swim and Survive Program A wide range of aquatic skills are taught in addition to swimming stroke development including safe water entries and exits, body orientation in water, underwater skills, survival strokes, rescue techniques (where age appropriate), survival skills and PDF (life jacket) based skills.

The intensive swimming program, developed by the Royal Life Saving Society Australia, recognizes the need to keep your family water safe and is directly aimed at equipping all school aged children with a set of strong competencies that can be used in all water locations including yours or a friends back yard pool and any open water location such as beaches, rivers and dams; all situations that present all manner of potential danger.

The Swim & Survive Program acknowledges and caters equally for swimmers of all abilities. Swimmers with an advanced technique are not guaranteed against the dangers of any water situation. Often it means that stronger pool based swimmers can be more inclined take more risks thinking their skills in a pool can be directly translated into an open water situation such as swimming at a surf beach. Therefore, even if your child participates regularly in swimming, even at an advanced standard, it is equally important that they are reminded about the dangers of any aquatic activity and to regularly have their survival skills updated to call on should the need arise. Hopefully the level of awareness developed throughout this program will cause all children to think about the potential dangers before participating in any water based activity.

The Swim and Survive Programs run for approximately two weeks at different stages throughout the year for ever Year Level. Students in Years Four, Five and Six also swim in the House Swimming Trials and House Swimming Carnival.

Bike Education

Bike Ed is delivered to students in Years Four, Five and Six. The program helps students develop the skills they need to ride safely and independently on roads and paths. The Bike Ed program involves a mix of practical activities conducted off-road (in the school grounds) and on-road (on local roads) together with classroom activities.

Bike Ed aims to enable students to:

  • gain knowledge and understanding of the road traffic environment and the road rules
  • develop the physical and cognitive skills to manage the road traffic environment safely as a cyclist
  • develop responsible behaviours, attitudes and decision-making skills for the safe use of bicycles both on and off the road through participation in enjoyable learning experiences relevant to their ages and abilities.