A Water Safety Program is conducted at the Horsham Aquatic Centre in Grades 1 and 2 where YMCA instructors who are Austswim qualified will provide a Program of swimming instruction and water safety lessons. Further details will be outlined in Year level information provided at the beginning of the year.
Signing Choir and Junior School Concert
As part of the languages curriculum students in years 3-6 at the 298 Campus have the opportunity to express an interest in the signing choir. This year there will be a 2018 Junior Concert – DISNEY with the performance on Friday 16th November.
Wellbeing Officer, Brent White, conducts a boot camp themed program once a week at lunchtime. This offers selected students the opportunity to be involved in various activities similarly to the ‘army style boot camp’. Running, obstacles courses, self-co-operation and self-discipline strategies and team building activities. Students are also supplied with ‘army style pants and T-Shirt’ to complete the ‘team building’ process.
The Singing Choir
Our Singing Choir is now in it's 6th year under the vocal direction of myself. In that time we've won first place at the Wimmera Eisteddfod from 2013-2017 and then due to the cancellation of the 2018 Eisteddfod we competed at the Royal South Street Competition in Ballarat in the Primary School Show/Performance Choir category and took out first place. We have performed at various community events including the Horsham Carols By Candlelight with our Signing Choir, The Richard Morris Memorial Concert, The School's Showcase, the Tri-State Games, Kurrajong Lodge, Wimmera Nursing Home, Germanfest, Kanamaroo, Operation 19:14, Warracknabeal Carols By Candlelight, school assemblies and Yr6 Graduation. During 2016 & 2017 the Choir combined into our school Productions: 'The Puny Pirates of Ponky Island' and 'No Rhyme or Reason'. These shows consisted of at least three performances in Wesley Performing Arts Centre which was on top of our other regular performances. The aim of the Singing Choir is to give children an opportunity to learn basic singing techniques, be part of a team, work together for a common goal and gain confidence, all while having fun. They learn melody, harmony, part singing as well as choreography for their songs. While performance is about the performer doing something they enjoy, it's also about giving the audience a 'gift'. Every song that we sing is a gift. It might be fun, uplifting, emotional, beautiful, but it's always done to leave a mark on the heart of our audience.
Excursions & Camps
Children in all year levels will be given the opportunity to attend both local and non-local excursions throughout the year. These complement the school’s curriculum programs. Parents are advised of these excursions and the associated costs and requirements.
- Prep – Grampians Wildlife Park
- Year 3 – Melbourne Zoo
- Year 4, 5 and 6 students are also given the opportunity to participate in the schools’ camps program. Camps are usually held for three days and aim to develop students’ social skills and independence.
- Year 4 – Roses Gap
- Year 5 –Warrnambool
- Year 6 – Urban Camp Melbourne
Cultural performances give students the opportunity to experience different types of entertainment provided by professional artists. There will be several Cultural Performances this year with more information provided at a later date.
Meals On Wheels
Senior students are provided with the opportunity to participate in the community service of Meals-on-Wheels in Term 4 with the assistance of parent helpers.
Relay For Life
Horsham Primary School students actively participate in Relay For Life. A team of Year 6 students conduct a number of fundraising activities throughout the year culminating in participation at the Horsham Relay For Life event.