As well as providing comprehensive programs in the learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Health and PE, The Arts, The Humanities, Technologies and Languages (Italian), 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, chook captains, digital technology captains, LRC 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 and take responsibility.
Our dedicated teachers provide the students with a diverse range of opportunities during lunchtimes with our Lunchtime Clubs program. The types of clubs include: Dance Club, Gardening Club, Choir, Chess Club, Running Club, Beyblade Club, Robotics Club, plus many more... there's something for everyone.
Foundation and Year 5/6 Buddies Program
Our Buddy program ensures that each child from Foundation to Year 6 are matched up with a student from another class. The resulting relationship that develops assists in students feeling safe and secure at school. Through regularly scheduled activities the prep student's transition to primary school is an easy one, knowing that their 'buddy' is their to help them out with anything they may need.
Each year, Foundation to Year 6 attend intensive swimming instruction at King Swim Chirnside Park.
An important aspect of the school is the after school basketball program. Children from Years 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 Year 1. This activity is provided by Sound Foundations.
Children from Years 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.