To support the development of the ‘whole child’ we provide a number of extra-curricular programs, including;
Animal Warriors (Years 4-6)
Animal Warriors is an extra curricula club offered to children in Years 4 to 6. Children who sign up for this club attend a lunchtime meeting every week. During these meetings children engage in activities that cover topics such as endangered/threatened animals, the five freedoms of animals and how to be responsible pet owners. Children also participate in different events such as movie afternoons, competitions and fundraising, to assist and support local, state and national animal shelters and organisations in caring for animals and raising awareness of animal protection issues.
Junior Choir (Years 1-3)
The junior choir is made up of 50 students from Years 1-3. Students practice three times over a fortnightly period. Students in the junior choir sing for enjoyment while gaining skills of self-confidence, co-operation and resilience. The junior choir perform at school assemblies and functions as well as local community events.
Senior Choir (Years 4-6)
The senior choir is made up of approximately 60 students from Years 4-6. Students practice twice a week inside and outside of school hours. Senior students are given a further opportunity to develop their love of singing, with the challenges of a more varied repertoire, while learning to develop their vocal techniques. The senior choir perform at school assemblies and functions as well as local community events.
Numero Club (Years 4-6)
NUMERO Club is an extra curricula club offered to children in Years 4 to 6. Children who sign up for this club attend a lunchtime meeting every Wednesday. During these meetings children engage in fun, interactive activities that assist in developing numeracy concepts and problem solving skills. Children who participate in this club are also nominated to represent Clifton Hills Primary School at the state’s Interschool NUMERO competition.
Crafty Critters (Years 1-3)
This wonderful lunchtime club caters to children in Years 1 to 3. The children take part in a range of craft activities that assist in the development of fine motor skills. Children also have the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they mentor younger students in the group.
Science ‘Lab Rats’ (Years 5-6)
Lab Rats is a role offered to all children in Years 5 and 6. Students who apply must have a strong aptitude for science. Lab Rats are involved in raising the profile of science across the school. They do this through the presentation of science information at assemblies by answering child directed science questions.
Coding Club (Years 4 – 6)
The Clifton Hills Coding Club is a group of Year 4, 5 and 6 students who have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. In Coding Club, students learn how to program and ‘code’ robots to complete tasks and solve problems. They also learn how to make electrical circuits as well as design and build their own solutions to problems.
FIRST Lego League (Years 5 – 6)
Clifton Hills Primary School entered a team of 10 students into the ‘FIRST Lego League Tournament’ for the first time in 2017 and we won the Teamwork Award. It is a worldwide competition for students aged 9-16 years. We are endeavouring to enter a team each year and we have named our team ‘Clifton Chaos’. Students learn to code a robot to complete missions, design, build and modify a robot and create and present a project about a current global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) issue.
Eco Heroes (Years 1-3)
Eco Heroes is an extra curricula club offered to children in Years 1 to 3. Children who sign up for this club attend a lunchtime meeting every week. During these meetings children engage in activities where they learn about and engage in hands on experiences designed to raise their own understanding of, and the school community’s awareness of sustainability and environmental issues.
Mindful Me (Years 1-6)
Every Monday, at lunchtime, children from years 1 to 6 are invited to participate in Mindful Me. Please note, this is not a club, it is simply an alternative lunchtime activity for children to participate in. As such, children can chose to attend or not attend Mindful Me each week. During Mindful Me, child orientated relaxation music is played in the background and children colour in pictures, bookmarks, cards, door hangers, etc…(provided by the school or brought from home), or children can engage in free draw activities, using blank paper provided by the school or a sketch book brought from home.
Tournament of Minds (TOM)- Extension Program (Years 4 – 6)
Tournament of Minds (TOM) is for selected children in years 4 to 6. The objectives of this program are to:
-Promote problem-solving through open-ended challenges
-Develop creative and divergent thinking skills
-Build cooperative learning and teamwork skills
-Encourage inquiry based learning
-Foster risk-taking and appreciation for self and others
Children may participate in the ‘TOM Regional Tournament’. To compete in this event, the children are placed in teams and team members then work together for six weeks, without assistance from teachers, parents or peers, to develop a creative way to communicate a solution of the team’s chosen challenge. On Tournament day, each team presents their solution to a panel of judges and an audience. They also participate in an unseen Spontaneous Challenge. After the ‘TOM Regional Tournament’, children continue to participate in Clifton Hills’s TOM extension program to extend their understanding and knowledge of the school’s objectives.