Each school in NSW offers something slightly different depending on the community. Here's what we offer for you.
Participation in this initiative is open to all interested students. The Green Team are responsible for maintaining our kitchen gardens and compost systems. Our ever popular organic produce is regularly available for sale at community events.
Public Speaking & Debating
The Premier's Public Speaking competition encourages primary school students in years 3-6 to explore ideas of multiculturalism in Australia while they practise their public speaking skills and improve their confidence. Our school also participates in the Hawkesbury Public Speaking competition each year.
Debating develops essential skills such as critical thinking, public speaking, research, teamwork and active listening. Students in Stage 3 are selected to join the team/s to represent our school in state-wide competitions.
Chess improves cognitive skills including concentration, pattern recognition, decision making, algebraic and geometric thinking, problem-solving, spatial reasoning, and critical thinking.
Our school regularly participates in chess competitions across the Hawkesbury network of schools. Students in Stage 2 and Stage 3 are eligible to enter these competitions to represent our school.
Our school offers a variety of dance groups each year. Students are selected to participate following an expression of interest and audition. Dance groups rehearse one lunch time per week and represent our school at a variety of performance opportunities across the Hawkesbury throughout the year.
APSMO Maths Olympiad
Maths Olympiad is specifically designed to stimulate and challenge students in Years 3-6. It teaches major problem solving strategies and strengthens students’ mathematical intuition whilst they compete against students in other schools (students in Stage 3 only). The program allows students to collaborate with their peers and work together to make decisions about the way they explore a problem, regardless of their abilities.
This initiative is an opt in program available to students in years 3-6.
ICAS continues to lead the way in international academic competitions. Over 10 million school students from 16,000 schools across 41 countries have been inspired, celebrated and challenged since the annual event began over 40 years ago.
ICAS recognises academic performance in a way others celebrate achievements in sport or the arts. Students can sit up to six literacy and STEM papers including English, Mathematics, Science, Digital Technologies, Writing and Spelling Bee. The questions are engaging and fun and have been designed by psychometricians, education measurement experts and experienced teachers to push students to their academic limits, as well as test higher-order thinking and problem-solving abilities.
Premier's Spelling Bee
The Premier's Spelling Bee is an engaging way for primary school students to expand their vocabularies and improve their spelling. The program includes activities that encourage students to become more confident users of language through broadening their vocabulary, and promotes improved literacy skills in conjunction with the NSW English K to 10 syllabus.
PSSA Gala Days
Our school participates in PSSA gala days across the Hawkesbury. Students can opt to participate in sports including soccer, basketball, netball, cricket and touch football.
Kurrajong Public School has an excellent band program that was first established in 1995 by Mr Bruce Fairhall (Principal) and Mrs Lindsay Wanstall and continues to remain an important element of our school culture.
From Year 3 onwards students can become part of this outstanding program, training with a professional music teacher and performing in many different venues. 'The Music Guy' teaches the students each Wednesday and Friday in our school hall. Our band performs at various concerts both in school and throughout the Hawkesbury community.
Band is an extra-curricular activity, for which the school does not receive funding to operate. Therefore belonging to the band holds a financial commitment and all members pay tuition fees. For further information please contact our school.
Our well established and respected school choir consists of students from Years 1 to 6. Anyone who loves to sing can join and we always get a wonderful group of children who really enjoy being part of the choir. The choir meets weekly to learn new songs and further develop their understanding of musical concepts. Our choir performs at school events and a variety of community events throughout the Hawkesbury.
All canteens in NSW public schools must meet certain requirements. These include providing more healthy food and drink options – to make the healthy choice an easy choice for students. Visit Healthy school canteens to learn more.
When students wear a school uniform, they feel included in our school community.
Students, teachers, parents and carers, as well as members of our local community helped develop our school uniform to make sure it:
meets the requirements of occupational health and safety, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation
includes items that are affordable, comfortable and made from easy-care and easy-wear fabrics
is appropriate for the full range of school activities