Kindergarten Starting Age
Students enrolling in Kindergarten must turn 5 before or on April 30 in the year of commencement. Individual cases where parents would like consideration to enrol a child at a younger age will be considered at the discretion of the Principal.
Pre-Kinder Transition Time
Our school holds Pre-Kinder classes in Term 4 each year. This consists of one day each week from 9.00am to 11.30am for eight weeks. This program introduces the children to their new classroom and teacher and is a way of familiarising them with the routine of life at school.
Students in our Primary Choir have been building up skills, courage and confidence since 2010. The students love singing and can often be found around the school singing their favourite songs from choir or showing their teacher a new song they have learned.
Primary Choir is open to students in years 1 to 6 and has grown to over 40 students. Kindergarten are invited to join in Term 4.
The students participate and perform at many events including special school assemblies, Music Count Us In, Easter and Christmas events, Carols in the Park, Evergreens, Parkes Performing Arts Festival and Eisteddfods.
The students love singing praise and worship songs and this forms the basis of most of our repertoire.
The purpose of homework is to develop good home study habits in all students and to increase contact and understanding between home and the school. Homework assists in linking school and home by allowing for the interest and involvement of parents.
Kindergarten to Year 2
Homework in Kindergarten to Year 2 is intended to be a habit building activity and not an onerous task.
Year 3 to Year 6
Homework is for revising classroom work and for developing initial research skills.
Every year our primary students have the opportunity to participate in activities outside the school that support learning outcomes in a range of subject areas. For example, our Kindergarten to Year 2 children have been to Taronga Western Plains Zoo as part of a Science program focusing on animals.
Our school addresses the on-going spiritual development of our students and staff. Staff commence each morning with devotions, where each staff member takes a turn in sharing something that they feel God has put on their heart to encourage each other; devotions end in prayer ready for the school day. Staff are also required to be actively involved in a local church.
It is our aim that all of our students receive individual care and attention in Christian love, which allows them to grow in Christian maturity.
Each day students participate in devotions with their class or roll call teacher.
PEARLS is our Award system that we have implemented as a way of rewarding our students and fostering in them qualities that will last a lifetime.
If staff see students modelling any of these behaviours the teacher hands out a pearl. These pearls add up with the student then receiving an award handed out in a full school assembly