Out of School Hours Care is available for students before and after school. Read more...
The school has varied literacy intervention and extension programs run by a teacher. Literacy tutors conduct regular sessions to guide students with their learning, which are usually with small groups or one-on-one. These programs have continued to grow in popularity and success.
New to 2017, AUSLAN is the sign language of the Australian Deaf community. The term Auslan is an acronym of "Australian Sign Language.
Students have 30 minutes each week with Darryn.
Plot to Pot
Our kitchen garden project gives our students access to hands-on learning, encourages healthy eating habits, assists in personal confidence and cultivates a new understanding of our natural world. Read more...
Science is a way for everyone to understand more about the world around them.
The science program is a weekly one hour session.
The program follows the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACCAS).
This semester students in year foundation to grade two will be investigating the properties of air. Grades three to six will investigate the properties of air and how these properties influence flight.
The program will encourage all students to investigate their ideas in a hands-on way. They will work in cooperative groups. The students will share their ideas and findings with the class. They will learn how to carefully record these ideas and findings in a variety of ways.
Is a program promoting mathematical strategies and skills. These sessions are conducted one-on-one with a qualified person. The program runs in conjunction with class lessons and activities.
All these musical instrument instruction programs are conducted with fabulous teachers. This provides an opportunity for your child to learn a musical instrument and perform at assembly. There is a cost involved, please see the school office for details.
The 'Buddy' program is where Year 5 students are teamed with Foundation students to assist them with the transition to school. This program is conducted all year and they share many activities together.
All children are placed in a Foundation to Year Six group of students. They meet once a month and complete wonderful activities with their mentor teacher.
Every student at Menzies Creek Primary School is provided with a 'Mathletics' login and password. Mathletics is a mathematical online tutor which assists students to improve their mathematical skills and strategies.
Children from Prep - 6 have the opportunity to join our two school choirs. The choir plays an important part in school life, giving many performances to fellow students and the community.
Each year students in Years Prep to 4 are invited to attend intensive swimming instruction at the Monbulk Aquatic Centre. This program consists of 8 days of 40 minute lessons.
Growth and Development
In Year 6 students participate in an Adolescent Growth and Development session. This is run by the school nurse and students learn about stages of sexual development and what to expect during puberty.
In Year 6 students participate in an 8 week public speaking course. They learn many valuable skills that will assist them in effectively preparing and presenting a speech, as well as speaking on impromptu topics.
Year 6 students participate in a 1 day First Aid course, Emergency...Deal With It, run by Ambulance Victoria. This visit provides valuable hands-on experience for the students.
Chess is offered as a lunchtime activity, and students are offered the opportunity to participate in regional chess competitions.
Whole School Production
Years Prep to 6 perform an annual musical/drama show.