Extra Curricular Activities
Code Club runs for students in Grade 5 to 6 after school. In the classroom students are learning the basics of computer programing through such programs as Osmo Coding, Minecraft, Code Studio and Scratch to practice coding skills. Coding is programing and instructing a computer using step-by-step commands for the computer to follow. The Code Club extends students in the area of technology as they are learning problem solving skills and to look for and create patterns when coding. The applications used engage students and allow them to think critically and creatively about the task. Coding allows students to not only use technology, but also create it. In today’s society computer coding is rapidly becoming a part of every industry. This is now not only a necessary skill for IT specialists, but for all active citizens.
Music education is an integral part of the Australian National Curriculum and is a core learning area experienced by all students. At Holy Rosary Catholic School we believe that every child can succeed in music. A positive and supportive environment is provided to encourage active learning. The classroom music program uses a cumulative, sequential and developmental approach to the teaching and learning of musical skills and concepts. Students participate in a range of activities including reading, writing, creating, presenting and responding to music through the use of body movement, vocal and instrumental work.
We offer a School Choir for students Year 3 – 6 and percussion group
Camps and Excursions
Each class group organises, and arranges their own excursions throughout the year. Correspondence goes home to parents in the form of a letter seeking permission when an excursion is planned.
Grades 3 through to 5 attend annual camps for a period of one night or two night stays at either Orford, Dysart, Port Arthur, Dover or other similar school camp places. Students can experience a number of activities and team events.
Grade 6 tour Canberra for a period of four days, three nights in Term 4 which is a wonderful experience for the students and a fantastic learning environment.
Apart from Physical Education classes throughout the year there is the opportunity to be involved in a number of extra curricular sporting activities. These include:
Gymnastics, Tennis, Football, Netball, Soccer, Milo 20 Cricket, Basketball, Golf and Bowls. Soccer information for parents can be accessed here
Holy Rosary Catholic School offers a learn to swim program for all Grades from Prep to Grade 6 in a two week block for the Y3 – Y6 in Term 1 and Prep – Gr 2 in Term 4. The school has a swimming carnival in Term 1 and also participates in the inter-school swimming carnival.
Our school also has athletic carnivals, and cross country carnivals and participates in inter-school athletic carnivals.