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Programs

July 2019

Buddies

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.


Care Groups

All children are placed in a Foundation to Year Six group of students. They meet each week and complete wonderful activities with their mentor teacher.


Choir

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.


First Aid

Year 3 to 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.


Hot food days

Each term we have two hot food days, where students are able to place an order for themed food days. Some examples are Pasta, Chinese and Mexican days. Notification will be sent home when these dates approach and a small cost is required.


Instrumental Music

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. Instrumental Music at Menzies Creek include: Violin, Piano, Guitar and Vocal Lessons.


Literacy Intervention

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.


Mathletics

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.


Out of School Hours Care

Out of School Hours Care is available for students before and after school.

Mobile: 0417 446 485

Email: menziesoshc@gmail.com

Physical Education

This term with Foundation - Grade 2 students the focus will continue on the development of Fundamental Motor Skills and movement patterns of running, jumping, dodging, leaping, throwing and catching.  An emphasis is also on the importance of having fun in a safe environment where we follow guidelines, and play fairly.  The Foundation students will continue to explore space, speed and direction, and learn about the importance of listening to/following the rules of games/activities.  They will also be exploring movement sequences and projection.

In Gr 3 - 6 the students will be investigating invasion games, with Grade 5 and 6 students focusing on specific sports leading into the EDEC Lightning Premiership in June.  Grade 3 and 4 students will, in teams, complete an inclass project where they will design/invent a game, and then teach/instruct their peers.

During Physical Education a significant emphasis will be on the students having lots of fun, while improving their skills to successfully participate in games, activities and different sports. 

Within the program the children are provided with an interesting range of engaging physical activities to participate in.  All activities and skill based tasks are age appropriate, and designed to cater for individuals skill levels.

It is my hope that the children will develop a love of physical activity which will enhance their social and emotional well being, as well as their health.

Pot to Plot

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.

Our children experience the enjoyment of sharing and eating food they have prepared themselves. Our students are becoming practised at working safely, responsibly and confidently as they learn new techniques in cooking.
We all get to taste new flavours and old favourites but most of all, we have fun together.

Public Speaking

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.


QuickSmart

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.


Science

All students at Menzies Creek participate in a weekly science session of approximately one hour duration.

Science, in all year levels (including the foundation year), is a practical hands -on experience. Students are challenged to think about what might happen in an experiment and investigate what does happen.

Science is a way for everyone to understand more about the world around them. 

The program follows the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACCAS).