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The canteen is run by Jingles and is open (Break 1 and 2) B1 and B2, for lunch orders and over the counter sales, Monday to Friday. Updates will be posted to the internet and also circulated with the school newsletter.
Chess Club runs once a week during lunchtime and students participate in competitions throughout the year.
A primary choir (year 3-5) rehearses weekly and performs at school assemblies and other events such as Count Us In and Limelight.
Christian Education Program
A Christian Education Program is held for students from K-Year 5. It is held in Village performing Arts centre (VPAC) in Week 8 of each term. There are two sessions, one for K-2 and one for Years 3-5. Under the Directorate’s policy this is an “opt in” program and a list of students with permission to attend is maintained by the Deputy Principal. Parents may request their children attend by filling out a form included in the newsletter and students not attending the program will be offered an alternative program during this time.
Classroom programs are based on the national curriculum which identifies essential learning achievements. There is a strong focus on learning how to learn and the inquiry learning based units. These programs have a strong student centred approach.
Students are encouraged to enter the Maths, Science, Spelling, English, Japanese and Computer competitions that are held each year in terms 2 and 3.
All of our classrooms have access to high-speed filtered wireless internet and Interactive WhiteBoards (IWBs). Teachers support students to develop IT skills and knowledge with the philosophy of embedding technology into the curriculum so that it becomes a natural and integral part of student learning. Namadgi School is connected to a secure gigabit fibre broadband that is filtered and managed by the ACT Government.
We have the services of two part-time school counsellors. The counsellor is responsible for assisting in identifying special educational needs of students. The counsellor is also available to support students and families in times of need. Please contact the Front Office for appointments with the counsellor.
The ACT Curriculum Frameworks and the National Curriculum is the base of our curriculum, with strong focus on five strands:
- Literacy and Numeracy
- Critical Thinking and Information Literacy
- Civics and Citizenship
- Health and the Arts
- Environmental Science