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Extra Curricula Activities

At Ballarat North Primary School, we offer a broad range of extra curricula activities to ensure an engaging curriculum where students have the opportunity to explore areas of interest and build on their talents.

Performing Arts

In the area of Performing Arts, students have the opportunity to learn drums, keyboard and guitar taught by qualified music teachers. For students who enjoy singing, there is a school choir that performs regularly at our school assemblies and other important events. Our biennial school concert held at Her Majesty’s Theatre is always a highlight where all students are able to perform on stage and showcase their talents.

Sport

Every year there are many sporting opportunities available to students. The school conducts its own Athletics and Cross Country events which offer a family friendly focus and encourage active participation. Senior students who perform well at the school level are able to represent Ballarat North Primary School at a district, regional and state level in athletics, cross country, golf, tennis, soccer, football, netball and basketball.

CLUBS

A CLUBS program is offered twice a year to all Grade 3 and 4 students, providing opportunities for students to participate in ‘hands on’ learning in small group situations.

CLUBS are conducted with the intention to engage, motivate and inspire students within areas of study not always offered in primary school settings.

Each round of CLUBS is different depending on the skills and interests of the volunteers mentoring each CLUB. In the past we have run CLUBS in cooking, woodwork, dance, percussion, scrapbooking, photography, technology, knitting, sewing, gardening, cartooning, mask making, book publishing, origami and jewellery making.

Camps and Excursions

At all grade levels, students participate in a range of incursions and excursions to support work completed in the classroom and to further extend their learning. This includes visits to Donegan’s Farm, Sovereign Hill, the Melbourne Zoo, Scienceworks and the Earth Ed Centre in Ballarat.

The school’s camping program begins in Grade 4, with students attending a three day bush camp at Cave Hill Creek. This camp features a variety of experiences including hut building, archery, bush cooking and a low ropes course.

In Grade 5, students are involved in a two day program at Sovereign Hill where they dress in period costume and experience life in the 1850s.

In Grade 6, students have the opportunity to attend a three day urban camp in Melbourne. During the camp, they visit many places of interest including Etihad Stadium, the Melbourne Star, Parliament House and the Victoria Market.