Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program Our school involves the students in the process of planting, growing and harvesting a variety of fruits and vegetables. These are used in the kitchen to cook a wide range of dishes. Many skills are learnt in these classes including knife skills, table manners and hygiene.
MARC Van The MARC van teacher visits Kerang Primary School on a weekly basis and gives the students an opportunity to borrow from the library van. Lessons are also conducted which encourage the students to have a love of books and the passion to read.
Energy Breakthrough This program is offered to the Grade 5/6’s and involves planning, designing and building a non-motorised billy cart. These are then entered as a team in a race against other school. This program develops many skills including, team building, problem solving, designing and planning. Rotary Community Citizen’s Award This community service project is sponsored by Kerang Rotary Club and is offered to all Grade 6’s at Kerang Primary School. It allows students to develop their skills in a variety of areas. These include community service, physical education and social skills. These skills are extremely important to develop in our students so they grow into confident and well balanced young adults.
ICT Technology plays an integral part in our Curriculum. It is utilised in all areas of learning and each student has the opportunity to develop their skills on computers and Ipads in a safe and educational environment. All Foundation and Grade 1 students have their own Ipad. Students in 2-6 are supplied with their own netbook. The school also has a webex Video conferencing and four large Promethean Boards, the most updated technology in student learning.
Buddies Program At the beginning of the year, Grade 6 students are matched with a Foundation student. They work together on different activities to build strong relationships with each other. This gives the younger students an opportunity to build their getting along skills and communication skills. It also gives the younger students a familiar face around the school. This is an extremely successful transition program from Kindergarten to Primary School.
Sport and P.E. A wide variety of skills and sports are taught over the year. These will coincide with athletic sports, cross country, lightning premiership (senior grades) and swimming. P.M.P. (Perceptual Motor Program). This program involves grades prep, 1 and 2 children and they take part in an intensive program involving fine and gross motor co-ordination, as well as auditory and visual skills. Children learn the critical fundamental motor skills such as catching, kicking, throwing, bouncing etc.. This program may require the help of parents to assist with the activities.
Morning Fitness Students are encouraged to participate in morning fitness at 8:50am everyday. There is usually a focus, depending on what the school is training for a time. Cross country, Jump Rope For Heart and athletics are all part of the program.