Swimming lessons are part of the Lawnton Health and Physical
Education Program and all students are required to participate. If a student is
ill, a note will need to be forwarded to the class teacher. Swimming lessons
are usually scheduled during Term 4.
Religious Instruction is offered to students through ‘SUPA (Scripture Union Primary Age) Club’ which children opt in to attend at lunchtime with their parent’s permission.
To foster team spirit and to promote healthy competition,
the school population is divided into four houses – Guyra (green), Bindar
(blue), Yarri (yellow) and Rungi (red). The house competitions are
mainly for sporting events, especially Sports Day and our school Swimming
Carnival. Family groups are usually kept together.
Excursions and Camps
School excursions and camps are offered as part of our
educational program and are designed to support curriculum programs and within
the context of units of study. Camp is held annually for students in Years 4, 5
and 6. The venue for the camp depends upon class numbers and available camp
facilities. Every effort is made to keep expenses to a minimum. A time payment
scheme is available to assist families to pay for these activities. Please see
the Principal if consideration for assistance is requested.
Teachers offer a range of clubs during lunchbreaks to
develop children’s’ interests outside the classroom. Clubs are optional are
open to all students who wish to attend.
The Cooking Club meets
every Friday at 1st break. The students learn some basic cooking
skills and bake some wonderful treats, which are then sold at the Friday
Sausage Sizzle. Students learn how to: measure, crush, mix and bake as well as
see their mixtures transformed into delightful treats, while working in small groups.
At Reading Club on Wednesday each week at first break. We explore an author, genre or topic by accessing a range of books in the
Library. Engaging follow up lessons are planned to assist the students in
reading for pleasure and the students can also use their “Reading Club Book
Log” to track the books they have read during break times to earn rewards!
Art Club is on each
Wednesday at second break and is open to everyone. We create lots of
interesting craft, including cards, collages and constructions of animals and
other creatures. If you would like to join us, please bring along some glue and
Lego Robotics Club is on Thursday and Friday at first break. Chill in the courtyard with tubs of lego, bionicles, mega
blocks and pirate ships! Build your dreams and we can break them apart at the
end of the break and build new ones next time!!
Gardening Club meets every Tuesday
at 1st break.
Groove Club is on every
Friday at first break. All grades are welcome! A place to come and let your
groovy moves flow with a mixture of old and new songs and making lots of new
friends. Our more recent focus Is Lawnton State School’s very first musical,
mixing with our Vampires and Werewolfs with the catchy tunes. Groove Club loves
to move along to some all-time favourites, like YMCA, Nut Bush, Macarena, Casper
Cha Cha Slide and heaps more!
Indoor Games Club is on
Thursdays at second break. It's a great way for students to learn gross motor
skills in a fun and social setting. We engage in a variety of game, including
the always popular “Red Rover” and “What’s the Time Mr Wolf”. Students also
have the opportunity to foster team work and resilience during ball games and
parachute play. See you there!
Board Games Club is on Tuesday at Second break.
Glock club is Wednesday at First break.
Defence kids club is Wednesday at first break.
Lower choir is first break Monday. Upper choir is Tuesday first break.
Show choir is Thursday first break.
Children are encouraged to use the Library regularly to
borrow books, to care for them and to return them promptly. The library is open
at lunchtimes under the supervision of a staff member. To borrow all children
must have a library bag.
Book Club: a monthly
Ashton Scholastic Book Club is conducted in the school. Order forms are
sent home with the students.
Book Fair: is
conducted annually during the official “Book Week” and is a popular event
which also supports raising funds for our school.