Students have opportunities for student voice and choice on a range of school matters, through Class Meetings and Circle Time. Students share and celebrate learning and engage in collaborative problem-solving exercises. Team roles and group norms are negotiated with students to build a community of learners. Year 6 students apply for student leadership roles—House Captains, Ambassadors and Educators to lead school events and promote school values. Reception to year 6 students liaise with student leaders to enact action plans to address school community issues through special projects and initiatives.
Wakakirri Story-Dance Festival:
The Wakakirri Story-Dance Festival is a national program that helps schools develop student engagement and wellbeing through participation in the performing arts. Schools participate by creating Story-Dances which they perform in live theatres in capital cities and selected regional areas around Australia. Schools in remote and regional areas can participate via Wakakirri Video. Schools’ performances are inspired by the Wakakirri ethos ‘great stories inspire change’. Environmental, social, cultural, health, historical & reconciliation stories are all popular themes. Each year hundreds of schools across Australia create and perform Story-Dances for Wakakirri that reflect students’ thoughts, ideas and aspirations.
Premier’s Reading Challenge:
The Premier’s Reading Challenge is a literacy engagement program that was introduced by the Premier in 2004 to encourage students to read more books and enjoy reading, improve literacy levels and requires students to read 12 books between the beginning of the school year and early September.
Premier’s Be Active Challenge:
The Challenge is to do at least 60 minutes of physical activity on at least 5 days of the week for at least 4 weeks to increase individual’s fitness skills. After 4 weeks of daily physical activity you will be rewarded with a medal.
Commissioner’s Digital Challenge:
The Challenge is to complete four free digital thinking Challenge Activities at school between the start of Term 1 and the end of Term 3.
The Challenge is open to all Year 3-6 students at registered South Australian schools. Every child completing the Challenge earns a certificate from the Commissioner for Children and Young People and an opportunity to win digital rewards for the benefit of all students at the school.
Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge:
The Bebras Australia Computational Thinking Challenge (www.bebras.edu.au) is part of an international initiative whose goal is to promote computational thinking amongst students. Bebras is aligned with and supports the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum. The Challenge is delivered online and will be held, at the discretion of your child’s school during the testing windows twice per year. Reception to year 6 students with the knowledge and skills to become respectful, creative, resilient, confident and active global citizens. Our diverse school community embraces inclusion and a sense of pride for our collaborative achievements.