Sport and Fitness
The role of fitness in the ability of a child to learn is well established. All students have an informal fitness session every day. There are also PE lessons offering basic skills in a variety of different sports, enabling children to seamlessly join any number of local sports clubs in the area. The school joins with other small schools in the Hills for the Combined Sports Day each year – despite the school’s size, students do not miss out on this tradition, and Scott Creek Primary won the competition in 2018. Students also regularly compete in SAPSASA competition.
This fantastic opportunity for Year 4 and older students enhances and extends STEM learning through the creation of Lego robots which are controlled via computer and entered into competitions.
Oliphant Science Awards
All students are given the opportunity to enter these prestigious state-wide awards, and Scott Creek Primary’s focus on STEM subjects is regularly rewarded with prizes and highly commended awards – an amazing achievement for a small school.
Scott Creek Conservation Park
The school’s environmental focus makes the Scott Creek Conservation Park both an excellent asset and a natural partner. Recent projects have included the revegetation of a degraded area of the park, bird banding and the building and hanging of possum boxes.
Student Representative Council
The SRC meets regularly throughout the school year to decide on fund-raising activities, changes to the school grounds (for example the creation of a frog pond was an SRC decision) and the formulation of school rules. Children from each class choose two members to represent them on the council for six months, providing a wonderful leadership opportunity as well as learning about social justice and the difference getting involved makes.
Private Music Lessons
A comprehensive range of private music lessons are available within school hours, including singing, piano, guitar, drums, ukulele and violin. There are several performance groups including the Mixed Strings Ensemble, Upper Primary Rock Band and Ukulele Band. These are conducted alongside the music program offered as part of the main curriculum to ensure all students are able to enjoy the benefits of an education in music.
The Scott Creek Primary School Chess Club meets in the Indo room every Monday at 10:45 and is open to students of all levels. We learn everything from the very basics to more complex techniques. Chess is a lot of fun and helps students learn how to think in new ways, communicate better and make new friends!