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Co-curricular

Sport at Guildford Grammar SchoolThe co-curricular life of the Preparatory School is reflected in many ways. Co-curricular in this context refers to those activities which take place above and beyond the normal classroom curriculum.  

 

Sport and Physical Education


Regular physical activity is critical to health and wellbeing and is known to have a positive impact on academic performance. All students in Years 1 to 6 participate in Physical Education in addition to cocurricular sport.

Years 1 – 3
EduDance, Ed-Gym, soccer, tennis and athletics.

Year 4:
Volleyball, cricket, soccer, netball, Australian Rules Football, hockey, rugby/touch football and basketball.

Years 5 – 6:
Students compete in JPSSA home and away fixtures against other independent schools and must select a winter and summer sport option. Equestrian and outdoor adventure programs are also offered.

Students also compete in whole-school carnivals for swimming, cross country and athletics, and can gain selection for inter-school competitions in these sports to compete against participating schools in the JPSSA and local area.

Information on fixtures and results is available by clicking here.

 

Music


Music at Guildford Grammar SchoolAll Preparatory School students receive outstanding classroom music education and have the option to extend their music learning through instrumental tuition and participation in choirs and ensembles. Classroom music focuses on music-making, listening and responding to music, vocabulary and performance.

Young children love to engage in music! Kindgergarten and Pre-Primary students explore concepts such as pitch, dynamics, beat and rhythm. They learn to respond to music through imitation, creative performance and movement in a play-based environment.

From Year 2 every student is provided with the opportunity to learn a string instrument, selecting from violin, viola or cello. As students progress through the Preparatory School, other instruments such as the recorder, percussion and keyboard, are introduced and
children are exposed to more complex forms of music and develop music reading skills.

 

Art


Art at Guildford Grammar SchoolChildren in Years 1 to 6 experience a s tructured art program that complements the overall curriculum and helps make connections to classroom learning.

At each year level, students review and learn about art and artists from different periods and genres. Children explore and develop art-making skills using a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, text art, water colours, printing techniques, drawing, textiles, paper art, jewellery and beading.

Art provides a wonderful platform to showcase both independent and collaborative skills. Through thoughtful response to artworks, students learn valuable critical thinking and communication skills that can be applied to all areas of their learning.

 

Before and After School Clubs


The Preparatory School Clubs program is extensive and offers and wide range of clubs for primary school age children across all years.  Some of our popular clubs include:
 
  • Chess Club
  • Archery
  • Golf
  • Hook into Hockey
  • STEAM Club
  • Play Fu
  • Little Cooks Club
  • Dance Club
  • Bush Inventor's Club

 

Camps and Outdoor Education


Each class in the Preparatory School from Year 2-6 attend a camp, which is coordinated by the Director of Outdoor Education. Many of our camps at held at the School's stunning campsite at Stronghills!