Outside of the key learning areas, we also offer a variety of extracurricular activities that students can participate in.
Each year, students are given the opportunity to participate in the Junior and Senior dance groups. The aim of these groups is to promote the talents of the students and foster their interest in dance. The Junior dance group includes students in Years 2, 3 and 4 and the Senior dance group includes students in Years 5 and 6. Practices are held throughout the week during lunchtimes.
Performance opportunities throughout the year include:
- Education Week at Rockdale Plaza
- the St George Performing Arts Festival
- and other school events.
There is also an opportunity for Bollywood and Chinese community themed dances.
Our Year 3 to 6 choir group provides students with important opportunities to build their confidence, self-esteem and vocal skills. Choir groups allow students to learn various songs (from classics to new music) throughout the year through a safe and encouraging environment. Students are taught a range of skills such as building tone quality, pitch and range control.
Students work together as part of team and learn to understand timing and sing in harmony with one another and perform at the St George Performing Arts Festival every year.
All students are given the opportunity to participate in public speaking activities. There are also opportunities for students to participate in debating competitions against other schools in the district.
Each year, interested students of Kogarah Public School have had the opportunity to participate in the Regional Multicultural Perspectives competition. This is a competition open to both Stage 2 and Stage 3 pupils. Two children from each of these stages are chosen to represent the school at this event. Over the years, students have had various successes at this Regional event, showing a fine level of skill and enthusiasm.
This is for all students who show an interest in chess and wish to practise their skills against other students during Mondays at lunch time. A friendly chess tournament is held once a year.
The friendship club is an inclusive play group and is open to all at lunch.
The aim is to grow positive interpersonal awareness and skills through cooperative play and restorative practices to resolve conflicts. The activities are hosted by the SRC and older students.
To join, students need to promise to demonstrate our school values.
If a student needs a friend to play or talk to, they sit on the friendship bench.
All the students remember to check the bench to see if someone needs a buddy. Kogarah Public School is a KidsMatter school so everyone belongs. Students are encouraged to help each other.
During technology club, students learn to code their own game using the iPad app, Hopscotch. Students make simple, platforming games and learn about functions and logic, enhancing their problem solving skills.
There are a variety of benefits to learning to code, which not only helps students with learning to make mistakes and work in teams, but it also increases their resilience and is a great confidence-boosting hobby.
And, with technology becoming an integral part of our day-to-day life, this can also open up potential prospects for future careers.