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Extra curricular activities

Instrumental Music Program

 Download the 2020 Instrumental Music Program Handbook for information and enrolment form.

The Instrumental Music Program (IMP) is a thriving program in our school. The program provides a variety of musical opportunities for children at our school.

There are currently seven ensembles in the school, that cater for a wide variety of students:

  • Training band
  • Concert band
  • Stringlets
  • Junior strings
  • Senior strings
  • Junior recorder
  • Recorder consort

Each ensemble rehearses weekly and perform regularly at school and external events. Senior ensembles participate in various music festivals throughout the year, including performances at the Opera House.

More information can be found on the Instrumental Music Program page on our website. 


We offer co-curricular Dance groups for students in Years K-2 and Years 3-6. Dance groups rehears once a week at lunchtime. Dance is taught by Ms Kristy Newcombe, an experienced dance teacher.

Find more information and an Expression of Interest Form here: Dance EOI Term 2


Students in Years 3-6 have the opportunity to trial for teams competing in the Balmain Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) competitions.

Our school competes in 3 Winter PSSA Sports:

  • Football
  • AFL
  • Netball

We offer a lunchtime co-curricular Tennis program, taught by Leichhardt Tennis Academy. 

For more information and enrolment form, see here: Tennis Enrolment Form


The school is fortunate to have an exceptional choir program led by an experienced classroom teacher, Ms Charlotte Connor. Both the Senior and Junior Choirs perform at a variety of school functions and events throughout the year.

Our Choirs perform annually at the Opera House and Sydney Town Hall as part of the Arts Unit's Festival of Choral Music and Primary Proms, and have also been given the honour of performing solos at such venues.

The choirs rehearse weekly during school hours: Junior Choir 2:35 - 3:15 Tuesdays, and Senior Choir 2:35 - 3:15 Wednesdays. There is no fee to join the choir, however parents are asked to contribute towards costs for participation in regional events such as Festival of Choral Music and Primary Proms. 


Information and enrolment forms are available on the Languages page of our website.


Drama lessons are offered on Thursday afternoons in the Hall, taught by Kids Up Front Drama Academy. For information and registration, visit their website:


Chess lessons are offered on Tuesday mornings in the Library, taught by Sydney Academy of Chess. For information and registration, visit their website:



An afternoon of craft & art making for Years 4 to 6 on Wednesdays from 3:15-5:15pm.

For more information please email: or call on 0421 935 367.



Intermediate level creative coding for students in Years 2 to 6 on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30pm.

For more information please go to or call 0452 525 453.

Instrumental Music Program Calendars

Google Calendars are available for all the IMP ensembles. Click on the links below to download the calendar for ensembles your child is part of.

Concert Band Calendar



Training Band Calendar



Recorder Consort Calendar



Junior Recorders Calendar



Senior Strings Calendar



Junior Strings Calendar



Stringlets Calendar