Given the location of the school, within walking distance of sporting facilities, museums, town centre, art gallery, sound shell, high school and child care centres, students regularly participate in excursions to enhance their hands-on learning.
The Naracoorte Caves and Bool Lagoon are only a short bus trip away. The Nature Park adjoins the school and is used regularly as a teaching resource.
An Environmental Project is currently underway to improve the use of the Nature Walk and introduce local Aboriginal heritage experiences.
Students in Years 5 and 7 participate in a School Camp Program each year.
The Year 5 students go to Ballarat, participating in a range of activities designed to give them a deeper understanding of the Gold Rush and it’s influence upon Australian Culture.
The Year 7 students attend Aquatic Camp, where they canoe, sail, surf and kayak. These camps are held in Adelaide at the West Lakes complex.
The Year 4 and 6 students have a “Big Day Out”.
The Year 4s head to a location within a four hour radius of Naracoorte (sometimes over the Victorian border) while the Year 6s travel to Monarto Zoo, where they participate in both fun and educational activities .
Premier’s Reading Challenge
All students are encouraged to participate in the Premier’s Reading Challenge each year. We now have a large number of students who have been awarded Legend Medals. Over 95 percent of all students are successfully completing the PRC each year.
Birthday Book Club
Each year parents can subscribe to the Birthday Book Club where, for a small cost, a book is bought for the library to celebrate their child’s birthday; a plaque is placed in the front of the book indicating the child’s name, their birthday and the year the book was donated.
Choir is held on a weekly basis, and is now run by Heidi Yelland.
Choir students are given the opportunity to participate in the Festival of Music concerts held both in the SE and Adelaide.
Students also have access to instrumental music lessons via the duct system, with face to face lessons offered in brass instruments, guitar and piano.
Footsteps Dance Company
Each year students are involved in a week’s worth of dance lessons with professional dance company “Footsteps”. There is a large focus on social skills & traditional partner dances. Teachers and parents are also encouraged to participate in these lessons. The dances, both modern and traditional, are then used throughout the year during social functions and discos.
Our Junior Primary classes participate in weekly dance sessions and many of the dances taught there are performed at our day and night assemblies.