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THERE’S A WHOLE WORLD OUTSIDE
Children learn more when they are engaged and interested. At Freshwater Bay there are many opportunities for students to integrate classroom learning into exciting experiences beyond four walls.
Camps are an integral party of a dynamic learning experience. The school provides a week long camping experience annually for all students in their senior year. Students engage in team building activities, outdoor education and personal challenges.
Throughout the school year, each class will participate in excursions and incursions to enhance and support classroom studies. These activities engage students and provide practical experience to extend learning in a particular area.
co-curricular extension programs
The school offers a variety of co-curricular programs to extend the formal learning experience of our classes. Entry into the programs is through selection. The school offers the following:
school of instrumental music (sims)
SIMS provides instrumental music services to primary and secondary schools for children from Years 3 to 12. Small weekly group instrumental lessons are provided and students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment music activities which combine students working collaboratively across year levels. At Freshwater Bay, lessons are in violin and cello.
To be accepted into the program, students must meet the selection criteria and undergo aptitude testing. Testing occurs in Semester 2 of the preceding year, on in Week 1, Term 1. For further information please visit www.sim.iinet.net.au.
The Primary Extension and Challenge Program provides opportunities for talented students in Years 5 and 6 to:
- enjoy an intellectually rigorous and challenging program
- interact with practicing experts
- develop higher order process skills and in depth investigation
- work on open ended activities which encourage choice and negotiation.
Selection is based on results from assessment tests, teacher and parent nominations and other relevant information. Students attend PEAC classes one morning per week at the local PEAC centre.