INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PROGRAM
The school has a Band Program, consisting of several concert bands, as well as a String Ensemble and a Ukulele Program. Participation in the Band Program is open to students in Year 3-6. All students in Year 2 participate in Ukulele lessons. Membership of these instrumental groups is voluntary.
Interested students from Years 1 to 6 have the opportunity to join the school choir. The Rozelle Choir has a wonderful reputation and performs at school functions and community events and Regional and State choral concerts.
SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
A weekly 30 minute scripture lesson in Religious Education is provided by representatives from Roman Catholic, Anglican, Greek Orthodox and Jewish denominations. Children in nominated non-scripture groups are supervised by class teachers. All children study comparative religions, values and beliefs of other cultures as part of the HSIE curriculum.
Ethics is a branch of Philosophy that examines ethical concepts and issues. The classes run on Thursday afternoons at the same time as the Scripture program. Ethics classes are offered to students who have already opted out of our Special Religious Education program. Our Ethics program is very popular and its availability is always reliant on parent volunteers to teach classes. This year we have been fortunate enough to offere Ethics classes to tudents across K-6, although we do have a waiting list for some year groups.
EXPERTS IN RESIDENCE
From time to time the school employs an expert in certain areas to teach with our teachers and expose the children to best practice in specialised areas such as drama, visual art, sport and science. In 2015 examples of our expert in Residence program have included NRL coaching and Be Skilled Be Fit lessons in fundamental movement skills.
Our school enters the NSW Primary Schools Chess Competition where we compete in the Inner West Division. This runs over ten weeks on Friday afternoons (after school) during Term 2 and early Term 3. Children from Years 1-6 may be involved. Chess is provided by staff and volunteer parents. Chess Club is held on Friday mornings before school.
DEBATING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING
Interested and talented students in Years 5 and 6 undergo training in debating with a teacher and parent and compete in Regional and District competitions.
TOURNAMENT OF MINDS
Tournament of Minds (TOM) is a problem solving program for teams of students from both primary and secondary years. Students are required to solve demanding, open-ended challenges from one of the following disciplines:
- Applied Technology
- Language Literature
- Maths Engineering
- Social Sciences
Tournament of Minds is for students with a passion for learning and problem solving to demonstrate their skills and talents in an exciting, vibrant, and public way. Rozelle Public School is registered to participate in this exciting program each year. More information is provided to interested students in Term 2.
EXTERNALLY PROVIDED EXTRA-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
A number of outside providers hire school premises to provide a range of activities for students. These include Kung Fu, Keyboards, Tennis, Piano and Taekwondo. To find out more about these opportunities please speak to our office staff.
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