In 2013, Kyneton Primary School offers Literacy Support in small groups for those in years Prep to 3 that need further assistance with reading.
Kyneton Primary School offers specialist education in :
- Physical Education
- ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
In addition to Physical Education and sport in the day to day curriculum, Kyneton Primary School is also actively involved in interschool sport. Some teams and individuals have progressed to regional and state finals. Students represent the school is sports such as soccer, football, t-ball, netball, basketball, tennis, golf, cross country, athletics and table tennis.
The school has an excellent art program presented by an experienced artist. A School Art Show is held each year in June where all students have the opportunity to display work completed during the year.
In 2013, Mrs Marillian Jackson will provide music sessions weekly at all levels. Students have the opportunity to participate in keyboard, singing and guitar lessons. These are provided by private tutors at the school, during school time.
The school is able to offer a swimming instruction program each year at the recently completed Kyneton Toyota Centre. Students walk to the pool where they are taught in small groups according to ability.
School Chaplaincy/Student Welfare Program
Bernie Monagle is our Student Welfare Officer. Bernie has a wealth of experience and provides support and asssitance to our students and families.
Kids Hope is a program sponsored by World Vision. It provides one on one mentoring for some students providing them and their families with additional support where needed. All mentors complete a detailed training process before visiting the students. Kids Hope works hard to improve opportunities for mentored children in the areas of education, self confidence and well being. This project is supported by the Kyneton Baptist Church.
Each morning from 8.30am, the school runs a Breakfast Club. A tireless band of volunteers provide toast for students prior to the start of the school day. Without this band of volunteers, the program could not run. Please contact the school if you can help.
The school provides Religious Education according to the DEECD approved curriculum. This program depends on the availability of trained personnel who can deliver the syllabus. Students can opt in or out of this program according to parental requests.
School Support Staff
The school has access to a School Psychologist and Speech Pathologist. They attend the school at specific times each week. Students are referred to these staff upon receipt of parental permission and work with students to review and assist where needed.
Teachers and a volunteer provide organised lunchtime activities for students. These include sport, games and extra time in the art room.
Fresh fruit Friday
Due to the fundraising efforts of our Parents and Friends Club, students in Prep – 2 will receive Fresh Fruit on Friday for at least term 1 in 2013. All students are actively encouraged to eat a healthy snack each day.
Incursions and Excursions
Excursions occur throughout the school year and are generally linked to a class theme. Providers also come into the school to entertain the students. Incursions such as these can include musical presentations, Australian Ballet and dramatic presentations with a social skills message.
The school has a number of family events throughout the year. Keep an eye out for more information in our school newsletter which is published each Wednesday.