All students are involved in a Buddy program that runs from Foundation to Year 6. Each week activities are organised that involve working together and sharing ideas. Activities have included tree planting, games, card making, cooking and STEM.
All students are placed in one of three Houses, Anderson, Bartley and Conness for the duration of their time at Chiltern Primary School. Every year the members of each house elect oneHouse Captain and one Vice captain from the senior students. The elected House Captains and Vice Captains are responsible for organising sporting events and activities, participating at school assembly and representing the school at school and community events.
Junior School Council
One of the key elements of learning responsibility is to have the opportunity to think about and discuss items which will directly affect our daily situation. Two representatives from each class are chosen by their peers to form the Junior School Council. This group meets regularly to discuss issues of concern among the students and to plan activities,community fundraisers and give our student cohort voice and agency. These positions are highly sought after and students take their positions very seriously. Issues discussed may be resolved at meetings or can be referred to the staff or School Council. Some of the activities undertaken by the Junior School Council include Footy Colour’s Day, Crazy Hair Day, Wear Pink for Breast Cancer etc.
Every Friday morning at 9:05 am our School Assemblies commence. The beginning of the assembly always involves the students, teachers and parents singing our National Anthem and Acknowledging Country. The assemblies are run by senior students, with various representatives introducing speakers to the group. Assemblies include:
- Upcoming events and activities
- Celebration of birthdays within the school
- Presentation of Student Achievement Awards, where teachers can recognise the efforts of their students
- Students presenting their work
- Items from our Choir or classroom musical items.
Homework is considered to be an important part of the children’s learning program. Homework is a way to reinforce concepts taught at school, good training for future study and a way to consolidate and extend work done in class. A certain amount of homework may be set for all children on a weekly basis. This may include;
- for infant classes – a small amount of reading each night
- for Years 2/3; reading, spelling and maths plus a maximum of half hour per week of general work
- for Years 4/5/6 the same as Years 2/3 with a maximum of one hour of general studies per week
Preparation For Puberty
This is a program of 6 sessions for senior students that covers physiology and relationships as an extension of the Health and PE course. External presenters are invited to present some of the material.