At Broadford Primary School foundation to Year 6 students participate in weekly Performing Arts classes that develop their skills in music, dance and drama. Students are able to grow their appreciation of the performing arts through regular performance opportunities for their peers and the school community. Grade 5/6 students may have the opportunity to attend professional performances to further develop this.
We present a Grade 5/6 production every year where our talented students are able to showcase their abilities in dance, music and drama. This performance is held at the Broadford Shire Hall.
Our wonderful school choir, the Local Vocals, come together every year to learn Christmas carols and perform for the lovely residents at BlueCross Willowmeade. They also perform at our annual school Christmas Carols.
The Visual Arts are a valued learning area at Broadford Primary School, with students from Foundation to Year 6 taking part in specialist run visual arts lessons each week. These lessons expose students to a variety of visual arts styles, media and skills.
Art provides children with the opportunity to explore different art mediums and apply them to various art processes, expressing their ideas, experiences, and imagination visually. Children are encouraged to use divergent thinking, as they develop multiple ideas for their final artwork, art projects are often inspired by the work of a famous artist or an art movement. Through participation in Art students gain problem solving skills, insight into other cultures and social awareness. Students attend a one-hour Art session each week.
At Broadford Primary school all students participate in one hour of physical education per week. There is a strong focus on fitness, co- operation, teamwork, skill development, learning the rules of games and safety aspects, accepting umpiring decisions, experiencing winning/losing and having fun.
Some of the diverse activities that we provide to our students are:
- Tee Ball
- Fitness Session
The skills our students learn through these activities are:
- Throwing and catching
- Kicking and hitting balls ( all different sizes)
- Sport management
- Object control skills
- Fundamental movement skills
- Spatial awareness
School House Sports
House sports for Grades 3-6 are held throughout the year for Swimming, Cross-Country Running and Athletics. A Long Distance Run and a Tabloid Sports morning are offered for students in F-2.
Inter- school events for Grades 3-6 include Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics offering a chance to qualify for division, regional and state competition.
Grades 5/6 compete against neighbouring schools in school sport gala days offering rounders, cricket, basketball, softball, soccer, football, netball and t- ball.
Hoop time basketball and kanga 8 cricket carnivals are offered and Sporting Schools coaches are utilised where possible.