Supplementing the Curriculum
Students are expected to work and play cooperatively taking individual and collective pride in the school. This belief underpins our leadership programs which include Peer Mediation, Cross Age Activities, Prep Pals, Special Friends, the Year 6 Leadership program, the Student Representative Council and School and House Captains program.
Camp in Years 4, 5 and 6
Year 6 students attend an adventure camp based at Cave Hill Creek. Students participate in a range of fun and challenging activities designed to build positive cooperative relationships.
Year 5 students attend an adventure camp at Mt Eliza titled Camp Manyung. The camp is full of individual and team challenges.
Year 4 students attend an adventure camp at Mt Evelyn.
Students may join the Choir and they meet weekly to sing under the guidance of an experienced teacher. They perform at school assemblies, school events, aged care facilities and other community events.
An Instrumental Music program is offered to students by both Creative Music and Junior Rockers to learn one of a number of musical instruments. This fee paying service offers weekly lessons and rehearsals held after school. Performances are given at school assemblies and other school events.
Lunch time Activities
Students are offered the opportunity to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities during lunchtime. These have included calisthenics, origami club, choir and dancing. As some of these activities are taught by specialists, the classes may incur a small cost per child. The library and art rooms are also open to students during selected lunchtimes for quiet activities.
Sporting excellence is fostered through participation in individual and team activities, including interschool sport and zone competitions. Programs are offered by outside agencies at lunchtime, during and after school to extend the range of available activities, and have previously included swimming, athletics, dancing, AFL football and soccer, cricket, basketball and netball.
A number of extra opportunities are offered through the Physical Education program:
Triskills Gymnastic Program All
SSV State Trials Year 5-6
Swimming Lessons Prep- Year 4
Perceptual Motor Program Prep
Developmental PE Selected Year 1 students
Interschool Sport Year 6
Interschool Cross Country Year 4-6
Hooptime Basketball Year 3-6
Interschool Athletics Year 4-6
Interschool Tennis Year 5
Bike Experience Year 4
Inspiration & Enrichment Program
Inspiration and Enrichment is a joint project between Ashburton Primary School, Glen Iris Primary School and Solway Primary School. It is a series of short curriculum focussed programs designed to cater for students who demonstrate a high degree of aptitude and passion for a particular area, or areas of the curriculum.
The programs, conducted throughout the year, will vary to cater for students in Year 5/6, Year 3/4 and Prep – 2. They also cover a range of curriculum areas including English, Mathematics, The Arts, Science and Information and Communications Technology. About six APS students will be invited to participate in each program.
Parents are encouraged to participate in a broad range of activities at Ashburton Primary School. Parents are also encouraged to share their expertise by giving talks at school and through lunch-time activities etc. Please contact your class teacher if you think you may be able to contribute.
Support and enrichment Programs
Additional support and enrichment opportunities are provided in and out of class for small groups or individual students in both Literacy and Numeracy. Judith Yorston works in conjunction with class teachers and support teachers to develop short term programs that meet the needs of identified students. A group of aides provide long term intervention to students with specific academic or physical needs. They also provide additional small group assistance across the school.
Life education (bi-annually)
Human Development Years 4, 5 & 6