Junior School - PreKindergarten - Year 6 - Cocurricular
Radford offers a diverse cocurricular program, with the emphasis on participation, skill development, teamwork and enjoyment. Cocurricular activities are conducted outside school hours and participation by students is on a voluntary basis. Students have the opportunity to achieve many positive experiences through the cocurricular endeavour, as well as to improve relations between them and their staff and the wider community. Their experiences inevitably foster attitudes and values that students can keep with them into adult life.
Cocurricular involvement in Junior School is available for students in Years 1-6. Given the size and age grouping of the Junior School, the following will apply:
Year 1 and 2 students may take part in cocurricular sport introduction through their weekly sport training. Students will be able to trial and practise a variety of sports but will not compete on weekends (cocurricular sport is separate from and in addition to Physical Education and in-school sport times).
Year 3-6 students may take part in co-curricular sport, including:
Sporting activities offered to Years 3 and 4:
The practical application of music within the Junior School is through:
1. Year 3 Strings Program: introduces all Year 3 students to the violin or cello
2. Instrumental Music: weekly lessons with a specialist instrumental music teacher. In this way students learn to play their instrument with correct technique
3. Cocurricular music offers performance opportunities in playing and singing, essential for good musicianship
The above is supported by the in-class music curriculum and specialist teacher.
Cocurricular music opportunities exist through:
Choirs – a number of choirs Year 1-6
Weekly, half-hour lessons are available at the Junior School with instrumental music teachers on the following instruments:
Violin, guitar, piano, viola, percussion, 'cello
The scheduling of lessons will be arranged between the instrumental music teachers and parents. Most lessons will take place during class time on a weekly, rotating basis to ensure that the same classroom lesson is not missed in succession. A lesson record book is used by instrumental music teachers to note practice sessions, times and set work. Reports are written each semester to give parents an assessment of progress. However, we encourage parent contact with teachers at all times. These reports are separate from a student’s academic record.
. Drama Club - Productions;
. Dance - Wakakirri;
. Green Team