As well as providing comprehensive programs in the learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Health and PE, The Arts, The Humanities, Technologies and Languages (French), we give all children the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra curricula activities. They cater for varied individual talents and interests, boost children’s self-esteem and confidence and promote a sense of belonging and pride in our school. These programs are highly valued by our parents.
A comprehensive sustainability program is complimented by themed gardens, such as: vegetable garden, sensory garden, peace garden, bush tucker garden, fruit trees and associated classroom gardens. Bio-diversity plantings have begun throughout the school grounds.
Students are provided with a range of leaderships opportunities across all grade levels. These include: school captains, house captains, junior school council representatives, sports captains, eco-captains, choir captains and office managers. Student leadership is a high priority at Dorset Primary School with all students being provided with many opportunities to practise their leadership.
An important aspect of the school is the after school basketball program. Children from grades 2 - 6 participate in matches at Kilsyth and Lilydale Basketball Stadiums between 4.00 and 7.00 p.m. on weekdays. Basketball encourages team spirit and self-esteem.
Children are given the opportunity to learn keyboard from grade 1. This activity is provided by Sound Foundations.
Children from grades 4 - 6 have the opportunity to join the school choir. The choir plays an important part in school life, giving many performances to fellow students and the community.
Whole School Production
All children are involved in a whole school musical production every second year. This is usually run in the second-half of the year and provides an opportunity for all students to showcase their talents in music, dance and drama.