The school purchases materials for the library through its budget allocation and additional funding from the P&C Association. The library is well resourced and students borrow books weekly. On Tuesday the library is open at lunchtime. During Book Week a highly anticipated evening event is Library by Lamplight.
Each class from pre-primary to year 6 hosts one assembly per year. They are held on a Friday commencing at 9:00am. Duration is approximately 45 minutes. The Term Planner and the Newsletter, advises in advance who will be conducting the assembly.
In addition to class assemblies the whole school meets in the undercover area at 8:45am on Friday for community singing. The specialist music teacher and music captains lead the whole school in singing songs from the music program. During community singing students who have demonstrated outstanding positive behaviour are presented with a Golden Star award.
Students are provided with the opportunity to participate in activities in and outside the school to supplement and support class and school programmes. Parents will be advised and permission sought on any occasion that students leave the school grounds.
Students from Years 1 to 6 are taught Japanese by a specialist teacher, Sensei. Harmony Day and Japanese Cultural Day are highlights in the school year.
STUDENTS AT EDUCATIONAL RISK
The Department of Education provides for students at educational risk (SAER). Students considered to be having difficulty are referred to the School Psychologist for assessment. After consultation with parents, the School Psychologist, in conjunction with the teacher, recommends the most desirable course of action for the student. This school has a SAER Coordinator who, in consultation with the Principal, has responsibility for this area. Students at Educational Risk may be either low or high achievers have an ‘Individual Education Plan (IEP)’ which outlines the educational outcomes expected to be achieved each term. Students with a disability are further supported by the School of Special Educational Needs (SSEN).