Extra Curricula Activities

Snow skiing, swimming carnivals, music productions, family nights, a star-gazing evening, lunch-time clubs and activities…the list goes on and on. At Osborne Primary School we pride ourselves on providing a wholistic approach to the education of our students. Although our focus is always on improving student achievement in the key curriculum areas we do offer a range of other programs that assist our students to develop their interests and skills in order to facilitate personal growth.

Listed below are some examples of the programs we offer in addition to our curriculum based classroom programs.

  • Ski Camp – 5 days at Mt Hotham developing the healthy life-long recreational skill of skiing.

  • Sailing – Learning to sail at Mornington Yacht Club – learning to use wind as energy

  • A whole School walkathon is held to promote being active and to fundraise money for our school.

  • Water Safety Program – Years 3 to 6 utilise the Mt Martha Surf Life Saving Club and life guards to run a program that encourages life-long recreational water activities such as snorkelling, swimming and paddling surf skis.

  • Swimming Lessons – Foundation to Year 2 students complete a 5 day swimming developmental program at Orbit Fitness.

  • School Athletics Day – Using Ballam Park, our school records times and distances of all 10, 11 and 12 year old athletes on the Athletics Day.

  • School Cross Country Day – All 10 11 and 12 year old students train for and compete in a cross country run at school once a year.

  • Musical performances
  • Children’s Art Shows
  • Weekly lunch-time activities
Camps

As part of the curriculum all students in Years 2 – 6 participate in our camping program to enjoy a camping experience at various sites throughout Victoria.

  • Year 2 students attend a day camp to Somers School Camp in preparation for their overnight camp in Year 3 at the same venue.

  • Year 3 and 4 students both attend 3 day adventure camps. Year 3 students return to Somers School Camp and Year 4 students enjoy the facilities at Camp Munyung in Mt Eliza.

  • Year 5 students attend Camp Adanac and Year 6 students attend the Urban camp in the Melbourne.

  • Year 5 and 6 students also have the opportunity to attend The Bike Skills day held in Mornington by the local Police. We are happy to report that Osborne has come first in this competition many times.

Performing Arts

Students at Osborne get many opportunities to participate in a variety of Performing Arts activities. The school has a Middle school choir, Year 4 Recorder Group, Senior Singers Club and Senior Band. These groups perform regularly at school assemblies.

The school also has many Instrumental and Rock Bands made up of students from our Instrumental Program. Private instrumental lessons are available for singing, guitar, drums and piano. These students also perform at an annual Instrumental Concert.

INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS:

We are fortunate to have 3 experienced instrumental teachers:

  • Steve Warner – guitar, ukulele and drums (Co-ordinates Rock bands and Instrumental Groups)
  • Karen Burnett – piano
  • Christine Neaves – singing, flute and recorder

Lessons are run privately during school hours at the cost of $30 for ½ hour or $300 for the term.

Group or shared lessons are less according to the numbers of students being taught in the session.

Payment is organized between the instrumental teachers and the parents. Once places are full, children can go onto a waiting list. All instrumental students have the opportunity to perform in our annual Instrumental Concert held in Semester 2.

Lunch-time Activities

Many extra-curricular lunchtime activities are offered at Osborne.

For example; Drama and Singing Groups, Choir, Drawing Club, Digital Sandpit (ICT), STEM Club, Chess Club and Drop-In Activities group.

Check the newsletter and posters around the school for up to date timetables.