Along with our strong academic emphasis, we also offer a wide range of extracurricular activities for our students to challenge and expand their physical, mental and emotional capabilities.
These activities include sporting carnivals, interschool sports, swimming programs, surf days, school productions and the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.
We have three main school sporting carnivals during the school year.
- Swimming in term 1
- Cross country in term 2
- Athletics in term 3
Students who finish in the top places in these carnivals are then able to compete in the Templestowe District carnivals.
For those fast or strong enough, the next level of competition is the Maroondah / Manningham Division, followed by the Eastern Metropolitan Region, and then sometimes even the State Championships.
- Term 1 – Blast cricket, softball, rounders and bat tennis
- Term 2 – Football, soccer, netball, tee ball, hot shots tennis
Learning to swim is important for safety and to give students confidence around water.
Our preps through to grade 4s do two weeks of daily swimming lessons every year.
Our grade 5 and 6 students doing one week of daily swimming lessons each year and then put their skills in to practice by taking a trip to Phillip Island for a surf day.
We have a strong performing arts culture at Andersons Creek Primary School and hold regular school productions and musicals for our students.
Rehearsals and performances are held in our dedicated 440 seat performing arts theatre.
We have partnered with Wonnies School of Music who teach music and vocal lessons during school hours.
This means that parents no longer have to drive their children to lessons after school and with our program, there are plenty of opportunities to perform.
Wonnies works with us to ensure that children are not taken from ‘core’ or ‘specialist’ subjects and the teachers make sure students do not miss the same class each week.