Our children have wonderful opportunities to be involved in so many activities beyond their classroom:
Music Tuition - Piano and guitar lessons are offered on site during class time. Students may access other music tuition, for example drums, off site during the school day.
Sports - We encourage students to take part in local community sport as well as opportunities offered through SAPSASA (SA Primary Schools Sports Association) and SACPSSA (SA Catholic Primary Schools Sports Association). Visiting clinics are offered throughout the year in sports such as tennis, football, cricket and rugby. Swimming lessons are offered during the school term every year.
Excursions and Camps are an important part of a child’s development. From the early years, we offer the chance for our students to develop skills in independence by moving them through from an after-hours tea at school, a one night sleepover at school, to an overnight excursion to Adelaide, through to the four-day Year 6/7 camps, which alternate between aquatics and outdoor adventure education.
Performances and Shows - As much as the children learn from activities away from school, we also bring people into the school to help broaden the children’s experiences. Performers and presenters in the fields of science, maths, indigenous education and the performing arts provide education through entertainment to our students. The majority of these experiences are at little or no cost to families covered by our CAP (Country Areas Program) funding which aims to ensure that students living in rural areas can access such cultural and educational experiences.
Musical Production - Every even year, all the students are involved in a drama production which is performed publicly at the Town Hall. This is truly a whole school effort, supported by parents and volunteers in our community. Judy Lewis OAM has worked with us and has been our Producer for 40 years! In 2018 we presented "Mystery at Magpie Manor".
Choir - Our participation in ‘The East Of Ranges Choir’ alternates with the musical production. The Year 6/7 students participate in a regional choir with other local primary schools which culminates in a performance at Keith Michell Theatre in Port Pirie. Students may join St James Voluntary Choir, lessons are offered during the school day and the choir performs at the Hospital, Belalie Lodge and for other community events.