All students are involved in a Buddy program that runs across the school. Each week activities are organised by the senior partners that involve working together and sharing ideas. Activities have included tree planting, games, card making and sharing stories.
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 2 House Captains from the senior students. The elected House 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 and community fundraisers. The children are always enthusiastic and 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 Wednesday morning at 9am is the start to our weekly school assembly. The beginning of the assembly always involves the students, teachers and parents singing our National Anthem. 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 rock band or classroom musical items.
Homework is considered to be an important part of the children’s learning program. Homework is a way for parents to find out about the work children are doing 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.