Our Special Programs
In addition to our general curriculum, Korumburra Primary School offers every child:
|Positive classroom experiences with priority given to early years literacy and numeracy
| Enriching co-curricular activities with access to specialist programs in art, music, performing arts, sport and physical education
Enhanced learning experiences with computer-equipped classrooms, a school wide network, and computer lab. Classroom teachers conduct classes for every year level - all of our ICT equipment is leased to ensure up-to-date technology is available for our students
|A supportive environment for individual growth and opportunities for development through leadership and empowerment programs.
School Chaplain & Pastoral Care
As part of our school's Pastoral Care Program we are fortunate to have the services of a School Chaplain.
Matt Stear is the School Chaplain; he is employed two days a week and serves as an extension of the schools desire for Pastoral care to be available to the students and their families as well as the teaching staff.
Click here to read the School Chaplain's message
Special Programs include:
Band and Choir
Sport and Physical Education
Information and Communication Technology
Camps and Excursions
You Can Do It
Out of School Hours Care (KARE)
Korumburra After-school Recreation Environment (KARE) provides quality care for Primary School children. The service is offered between 3.20 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. Monday to Friday during school terms. A program is also offered on Pupil Free Days if enough parents need care for their children.
Click here to download the 2012 enrolment form for the KARE progarm.
The service provides a safe and caring environment that fosters self esteem, models responsible behaviour and offers children a choice of creative and stimulating activities.
Korumburra Primary School is fortunate to have a large, well equipped Art Room. Students are taught drawing and mask making, painting, construction, collage, modelling, printing, threads and textiles and art appreciation.
We have a very professional annual Art Show which involves all the students in the school. It is essential that you provide your child with an old shirt or art smock that is clearly named.
We have developed an extensive sequential Music Program from Year Prep to 6. The program includes an understanding off simple music theory, the role that music plays in our society and in other cultures of the world.
This is a program which encourages participation and involvement in activities such as choir, band, dance, recorder and drama.
We encourage all our students to develop their talents and skills by offering a variety of clubs which extend their experiences. Currently these clubs include Badminton, Chess, Scrabble. Skipping, Running, Gardening, Singing, Percussion and various others throughout the year.
Students in Year 4 take part in a series of practical sessions related to bike riding skills and theory. The program aims to improve the children’s understanding of bike mechanics, their riding skills, and an appreciation of bikes, traffic safety and its regulations.
An intensive up to 5 day swimming program is held each year at the local outdoor swimming pool for students in Years 3-6, commencing Term 1. Students have the opportunity to compete in the House Swimming Sports and Interschool Swimming Sports held in Term 1.
We also organise a program in the local heated pool in Term 4 for students in the Junior years.
The Camps Program concentrates on environmental awareness, initiative training, outdoor education and safety and social interaction and is an integral part of the school curriculum.
A camping program runs for all classes following the developmental sequence listed below:
|Prep|| After school fun afternoon
|Year 1||Activity Evening|
|Year 2||Sleepover at school|
|Year 3||1 night, 2 day hostel type catered for camp.|
|Year 4||2 nights, 3 days hostel type catered for camp.|
|Year 5||2 nights, 3 days hostel type catered for urban camp.|
|Year 6||3 nights, 4 days rural environment.|
The AASC program is a free Australian Government initiative that provides primary school children with access to sport and structured physical activity programs after school.
The Australian Government’s Active After-school Communities (AASC) program gives children a passion for sport. By providing primary school children with a positive introduction to sport, the AASC program helps build the foundation needed for children to progress to local club sport.
The sessions are conducted two afternoons a week from 3.30 - 4.30 for 8 weeks during the school terms, with a different sports covered each term.
The vegetable garden is utilised by the school community with the students from the gardening club co-coordinating this. This club is usually held during a lunch time with the students preparing, planting and producing the produce to be used across various programs within the curriculum.