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 Extra Curricular Activities

Sacred Heart School, Sandgate encourages all children to make the most of their time at school and to become actively involved in their community. Our school provides a holistic learning environment which caters for each child's academic, physical, social and emotional development within a balanced educational program based on Christian values. To foster this, we encourage participation in activities that fall outside the realm of the normal curriculum of our school.
 
Here are some examples of activities on offer that foster a holistic approach to education at Sacred Heart School, Sandgate in 2015:
 
Junior & Senior Singing Choirs – Tuesday - Yrs 2 – 6 – The singing choirs rehearse weekly on a wide range of songs. The groups learn about pacing, harmony, breathing and pitch and put these skills into practice as they sing at school events and competitions.
  
Instrumental Music Lessons – Tuesdays & Wednesdays – Prep to Yr 6 - DDJ Productions is a music production and music teaching company. DDJ Productions provides a Jazz & Contemporary Music Program to primary and secondary schools offering a range of instruments including guitar, bass guitar, vocals, piano and drums. It is a unique course of study in which passionately engaged teaching staff guide serious and talented students toward high standards of achievement and the ongoing development of the creative student in a group and individual learning environment.
 
Tennis Coaching – Tuesday & Wednesday mornings – Students learn various aspects of the game of tennis from a local tennis coach. Students engage in drills and games alike to assist with this learning process.
 
Visual Arts Competitions – Open to all – The Sacred Heart Archibald was the culmination of intensive learning tasks on the style of portraits. The Sacred Heart School, Sandgate Art and Sole display presented a multimodal display of students/artists interpretations of shoes through sculpture, painting and students displayed renewed & recycled pieces of work.
 
Dance Cart - Dance Cart offers comprehensive programs that not only engage students in fun physical activity but also assesses them according to the dance strand of the Years 1 - 10 Arts Syllabus. The Dance Cart program culminates in a performance at the end of Term 1 for the school community to enjoy.
 
Swimming Lessons - As a component of our Sacred Heart School, Sandgate sports and physical activity program, all classes from Prep to Year 6 take part in a two week swimming block. Our school swimming carnival is held at the completion of the swimming block.
 
Gymnastics - Throughout  Term 3,as part of our school's sports and physical activity program, all classes from Prep to Year 6 attend weekly Gymnastics lessons at the Sandgate PCYC.  The lessons are conducted by Qualified Gymnastic Coaches.
 
Pastoral Groupings Activities
 
PMP program - Our Perceptual Motor Program aims to develop a child's perceptions and understandings of him/her self and his/her world through movement and motor experiences.
 
You Can Do It Program– The You Can Do It program aides in identifying the social and emotional capabilities that all young people need to acquire in order to be successful in school, experience wellbeing, and have positive relationships including making contributions to others and the community
 
Year 6 Leadership Program - Our students in the upper primary classes make a valuable contribution to the tone of the school and to the enthusiasm and motivation of the younger children herein. To this end we promote a Leadership program for students in Year 5 & 6 which focuses on developing our students’ leadership skills through formal leadership training and practical leadership experiences.
 
Sports Training – In the lead up to Swimming, Athletics & Cross Country carnivals – To aide students prepare for school, zone and metropolitan based carnivals, Sacred Heart School, Sandgate provides training for the purpose of preparation.
 
Met North Sporting Competitions and Trials - The Metropolitan North School Sport Board’s core purpose is to focus on supports the development of physical, intellectual and emotional well-being of young people so they can be productive students and members of their communities. The Board facilitates supports and leads the Sport districts and Sport Committees in their development of sport education
 
Academic competitions – eg. ICAS Maths, English, Science & Computer Skills – ICAS testing is authentic, higher-end assessment designed to challenge a student's knowledge and understanding over a spectrum of levels of difficulty.
 
Structured Play – Lunchtimes - Structured Play is a social emotional support program offered to children requiring support and an invited friend, some children use it as a sensory break from the busy lunch time.