school programs

We offer a range of programs at Toorloo Arm Primary School designed to support and enrich our students’ core education.

Reading Recovery

Ms Brenda Power provides support to students experiencing difficulties with reading and she also works with small groups as required.

Physical Education and Sport

All children participate on a weekly basis in a full program of physical activity conducted by Mrs Barb Plant.  The students also participate in our own athletics, swimming, cross country and a winter sports program. Students who achieve high results then go on to compete at the district and regional levels in these events.

 

 

Swimming

Students are involved in swimming lessons at the Lakes Aquadome.
The School holds its own Swimming Carnival grade 3 – 6 in Term one

Library

Our Library  is in  a transitional phase as we await the construction of a purpose built facility in our new school. We continually purchase new picture story, fiction and take home reading books to refresh our collection.  Our classroom programs foster the enjoyment of books and reading.

Visual Art

Mr Jobi Laybourne takes each grade for a specialist art lesson.  This allows all students to develop skills, techniques and knowledge through which they can create individual art pieces.

Religious Education

A non-denominational course is taught to students in Grades P-6 by accredited Religious Education teachers on a weekly basis.

Cultural Studies

Children are introduced and study the cultures of their own country and other lands

 

school camps & excursions

Camps

Our camping program involves the following:

  • Grade 1: An overnight stay

  • Grades 2: Three day camp to Cape Conran

  •    Grades 3-4 : Four day adventure camp 
  • Grades 5-6: Five day camp

The Grade 3-6 program operates on a 3 year cycle with a Cultural (large city) camp followed by a Bush or rural camp. These trips include Canberra, Ballarat and Gelantipy.

Excursions

Excursions are arranged at reasonable intervals during the year to enable children to have first-hand contact with a variety of experiences.  Parents can expect to be notified, in writing, well in advance of any proposed excursions and should understand that no child can be taken on an excursion unless written permission and authority to take emergency action in case of illness is received from that child’s parent.