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 Rungie (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. All clubs for each lunch break are announced prior to the bell for play time. Cooking Club, Art Club, Chappy Arts and Crafts, Sports Club, Edor, Science Club, Defence Club, and Groove Club are just some of the clubs on offer for your child to participate in. If your child would like to be apart of these club please encourage them to listen out for the announcements. As these clubs are offered by the teachers during lunch break students are not required to attend every club session and are welcome to attend when their interest peaks.
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: The
Ashton Scholastic Book Club is conducted in the school each term. 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.