Learning & Teaching

Extra Curricular

St Paul Apostle NORTH school provides a number of extra curricular activities and additional student services. St Paul Apostle NORTH students also participate in local community activities.

 

 

Swimming

Swimming tuition is provided as a part of the Prep to 6 curriculum and is compulsory for all students. Swimming lessons are conducted by qualified swimming instructors at the Oasis Swimming Centre at Dandenong, with students receiving eight lessons over a concentrated period.

 

School Choir

The Choir is open to students in Grades 3-6. We’ve enjoyed much success with previous performances at Federation Square, Melbourne Museum, nursing homes, Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, Endeavour Hills Shopping Centre, Dandenong Town Hall, Alexander Theatre and even on the Channel Nine – ‘Today Show!’.

Active After School Care

This is a free program which is available from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Students work with a coach and supervising teacher. Soccer, AFL football, circus skills, zumba, basketball and dance have been some of the fun activities enjoyed after school.

Whole School production

The Production is a biennial event in which every class participates, combining singing, acting, dancing and performance techniques.

Talent Quest

The Talent Quest is an annual event open to students in Years 3-6 including the following performance categories: singing, dancing, instrument playing, acting and stand-up comedy.

School camps

Year 5 and 6 students are involved in an annual 3 day camp. The students attend a camp at  Mt Evelyn  and Sovereign Hill, Ballarat in alternative years. Our camp outcomes relate to developing relationships, friendships, teamwork skills and outdoor adventure activities.

Student Counselling

St Paul Apostle NORTH offers the services of a school counsellor. The counsellor is available to work with students, families and staff in a safe and confidential environment supporting issues related to self-esteem, social and behavioural issues, bullying and peer relationships and grief and loss.

Seasons

Children suffering loss or grief through death or separation are supported through participation in the Seasons program where they journey with companions who have been trained by the Catholic Family Services Program.

Doing in Dramatically

This fun and engaging after school activity develops students’ confidence and presentation skills, through theatre and public speaking. Available on Mondays.

So You Can Dance

The Children’s Dance Academy provides fun physical activity learning a variety dance genres, whilst improving posture, coordination, rhythm and collaborative skills.

Dental Van

School Dental provide dental treatment for students during school hours, in order to be more convenient for you. This treatment is optional and may be covered by the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) for eligible children; please contact Medicare for more information.

Instrumental Program

The Instrumental program is held on Saturdays.  We currently offer lessons in keyboard taught by instrumental teachers.

Disco

A whole school Disco is held in the school gym once a year. A great time is had by all!

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