Melton West Clubs
Before School Clubs
Time: 8:15 – 8:30
Day(s): Every Day
Location: BER Building
Come along and enjoy a free breakfast with the staff and students to kick-start the day!
Time: 8:30 – 8:45
Day(s): Every Day
Location: Science Room
DigiGrow provides students with an opportunity to learn to play and play to learn using Digital Technologies. iPads, Nintendo DS’s, a Nintendo Wii U and more are provided to allow students to grow into responsible 21st century learners. Please make sure your child has returned their ICT Acceptable Use Agreement.
Time: 8:30 – 8:45
Day(s): Every Day
Get your reading goggles on! Rad Readers provides students with opportunities to read to a younger student or an adult. This is an incentive-based program and children are rewarded with certificates, vouchers and books when they attend for a certain number of times.
Monday Lunchtime Clubs
Staff Member(s) in Charge: Sally Shoebridge
Explore your creativity and discover your inner artist with Ms Shoebridge!
Ping Pong Club
Staff Member(s) in Charge: Deena Henaway
Challenge your reflexes with some ping ping with Ms Henaway!
Tuesday Lunchtime Clubs
Staff Member(s) in Charge: Mallory Bland
Dance your socks off with Ms Bland!
Wednesday Lunchtime Clubs
Staff Member(s) in Charge: Ashlyn Butcher
Technology Club provides opportunities for students to engage with new software and hardware. Students may choose to learn how to make movies, code, etc. The choice is theirs!
Staff Member(s) in Charge: Nadine Mills
Students are given opportunities to hone their critical thinking skills with various desktop games (card games, Monopoly, etc.) with Ms Mills.
Staff Member(s) in Charge: Jane McDonald & Jen Mega
Choir practise for students. Come and sing along with Ms McDonald and Ms Mega!
Thursday Lunchtime Clubs
Drumbeat (Select Entry)
Staff Member(s) in Charge: Vanessa Moore & Nadine Jankowski
Discover a new way of experiencing your body by learning to drum with Ms Moore and Ms J! Select entry only.
Friday Lunchtime Clubs
Staff Member(s) in Charge: Jacinta Thunell
Relax and unwind with a bit of colouring with Ms Thunell!
Minecraft Club (Select Entry)
Staff Member(s) in Charge: Jayden Spudvilas-Powell & Ryan Bird
All students have one thing in common in this club: they just love Minecraft! Minecraft Club is designed for students to engage in contests and socialise together while playing the game of Minecraft on their choice of laptop, console or iPad. Select entry only.
After School Clubs
The Melton West Clubs provide a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned within and beyond the classroom, offering students the opportunity to apply social and academic skills in structured environments.
We provide a range of clubs and extracurricular activities before school, during lunchtimes and after school.
NOTE: Times, days and clubs provided here are subject to change according to the school’s timetabling needs and staff availability.
Moving, Interacting, Growing
At Melton West Primary School, we endeavour to provide our students with a love and passion for Physical Education and being healthy. We hope that this passion will continue to grow with them into their childhood, embedding a strong foundation for exercise and health into adulthood. We want to encourage curiosity with the life impacting choices they make.
Our Physical Education program aims to develop well-rounded individuals, able to succeed in all physical pursuits. We begin the year by teaching fine and gross motor skills, such as skipping, kicking footballs, using tennis racquets and playing team games, as well as encouraging team work and a ‘camaraderie rather than competition’ mentality. Later in the year we provide more individualised activities such as Swimming Lessons and Athletics, as well as team sports such as AFL.
We are lucky to be able to provide a variety of clinics, allowing children to experience these sports first hand from professionals.
Inspiring, Imagining, Creating
The visual arts program at Melton West Primary School is designed to carefully develop students’ creative skills, critical appreciation and knowledge of artistic techniques. Students build their capabilities through processes of visual inquiry, practice, exhibition and reflections of their own and that of others’ art works. The visual arts program at our school aims to develop students’ sense of personal and cultural identity.
Exploring, Investigating, Hypothesising
We want our students to develop a fascination and love of Science that continues to grow throughout their lives. We encourage curiosity, critical thinking and questioning so that students are able to make their own decisions about the world around them.
Our Science program is broken up into four units, one per term focusing on the following components of Science: Biology, Chemistry, the Physical Sciences and Earth and Space Science. Each year level builds upon the previous year’s knowledge in these areas of Science.
Our Science experiences support and link with student learning in our classrooms, reinforcing our school wide aims to improve student’s reading, writing and numeracy skills as well as developing the 21st century skills that they will need to be successful in the future. This is supported by our focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), which is currently being implemented throughout the school with support from trained Mathematics and Science Specialists.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
STEM – which stands for, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics – is an integrated teaching approach that links curriculum in innovative and unique ways. At Melton West Primary School, we believe in enriching learning by enabling students to forge connections between curriculum areas so that they are able to understand the purpose behind their learning at a deeper and more meaningful level.
Our goals as a STEM school:
- Enacting STEM in every classroom
- Engaging students through an inquiry-based approach to learning that piques their curiosities and interests
- Challenging students through problem-based learning approaches as a means of developing their critical and creative thinking capabilities
- Linking students to the community and wider world where appropriate
- Utilising digital technologies purposefully to enrich learning across disciplines, with a focus on coding skills
- Moving students towards becoming productive and successful in later life.
Communicating, Understanding, Empathising
Students learning Indonesian in Grades 1-4 are expanding their horizons and becoming global citizens. Engaging with the language and culture of Indonesia allows us to appreciate and feel connected to one of Australia’s closest neighbours. Through becoming aware of similarities and differences between Indonesia and Australia our students develop awareness and respect for their own and other nationalities, cultures, traditions and religions. Students learn that they can trust themselves and others, despite and because of difference. They develop communication skills that can cross country boarders and can express their thoughts and ideas to a wider range of people.
Our Indonesian program includes the opportunity for a select amount students to extend their leadership and communication skills by preparing for the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards. These students are called Learning Leaders and facilitate teamwork within their classrooms by being role models, embracing curiosity, extending their own knowledge and helping their peers.
LOTE: Woiwurrung Language
The Woiwurrung Language Program is the language of the Wurundjeri People who are the Traditional Owners of the land our school is built on, began in April 2016 by Wurundjeri Man Mathew Gardiner. In 2017 the language and culture is taught to our Year Prep and Year One students. The language teachers for 2017 are Ms Rebecca Axford and Ms Brooke Wandin, both Wurundjeri Women. The students are engaged in weekly lessons learning kinship and relationships, colour and counting, body parts and greeting phrases.
Both teachers and students are excited to have this innovative program up and running in the school and to be an integral part in the reclamation of this important language.