Co-curricular Opportunities & Programs
At NFPS we run an extensive Co-curricular program to enrich and complement the classroom program and enhance the delivery of a broad curriculum that caters to individual strengths and interests.
Our significant number of talented students are catered for through a variety of extension programs and clubs, including Philosophy, Shakespeare Club, Maths Extension, Choir, and Chess.
The Extend Your Talents Program, a program to extend gifted and talented students in areas across the curriculum, is offered in Years Five and Six, in areas as diverse as Portraiture, Film making and Highly skilled sport.
Ensembles run alongside the classroom music program with students from Years Three to Six who play a musical instrument outside of school invited to participate. These ensembles provide the students with an opportunity to develop ensemble skills, such as playing in time and listening to others. The Year Three and Four Ensembles learn through Orff based techniques, and all students continue to develop their ability to read traditional notation. The Senior and Junior Choir and the Modern Music Ensemble are also open to students from Years Three to Six and perform regularly at school assemblies and other events.
Concerts are held every term, with every year level participating in one concert yearly. Participation in these concerts develops singing techniques and musical knowledge, dramatisation skills and other performance techniques. They also develop confidence, self-assurance, teamwork and coordination. Students are given the opportunity to explore a range of different themes for each concert and contribute to the creation of story-lines and choreography during the rehearsal process.
When selecting students to participate in the program we look to extend those higher achieving students further in the areas of speaking and listening and critical and creative thinking.
What goes on in a typical session?
Itusually begins with a picture story- book, an extract from a story, a fable, proverb or simply a question.
What does it mean to be happy? What if nothing changed? What is beauty? Is poetry important?
These questions are then discussed and through this discussion the students learn to reason well. They are able to consider their ideas in relation to others in the group. Through thinking, talking, listening and questioning they are encouraged to become thoughtful and articulate.
As well as talking, the students are often invited to respond through drawing and writing. Students are also invited to respond via their personal Blogs in the upper levels.
In Term 2 and 4 North Fitzroy Primary School compete in the interschool sports competition against other local schools including Clifton Hill P.S, Carlton North, Spensley Street and Princes Hill.
Winter Sports include soccer, football, tee-ball, basketball and netball. Term 4 sports include, rounders, basketball, cricket, bat tennis and newcomb.
Students compete in interschool and district sports, including Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country, and undertake special sports clinics, such as Fencing and Lacrosse, throughout the year.