Petersham Public School

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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. 

Dance

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

Sport

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

Choir

The school is fortunate to have an exceptional choir program led by an experienced classroom teacher, Ms Charlotte O'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. 

Languages

We offer Italian and Mandarin as co-curricular program, taught outside school hours on the school site. Italian is taught by Signora Sternberg on Monday (Years 3-6) and Wednesday (Years K-2). Mandarin is taught by Datong Chinese School on Thursday afternoon.

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

 

Drama

Drama lessons are offered on Thursday afternoons in the Hall, taught by Kids Up Front Drama Academy. For information and registration, visit their website: https://www.kidsupfront.com.au/sydney-drama-classes

 

 

Chess

Chess lessons are offered on Tuesday mornings in the Library, taught by Sydney Academy of Chess. For information and registration, visit their website: https://sydneyacademyofchess.com.au/coaching/school-coaching

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

Gmail:https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=MHZkaDRlN3F2cTVxaXFhMDlodTJocGloNWtAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

iCal:https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/0vdh4e7qvq5qiqa09hu2hpih5k%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Training Band Calendar

Gmail:https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=c25vbWVrYW85NW9iNmtsNmVpdGhlOWJkODhAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

iCal:https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/snomekao95ob6kl6eithe9bd88%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Recorder Consort Calendar

Gmail:https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=MGNuNHFpMjVmNmtkc2szZHJ1bDRsOW1uMGdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

iCal:https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/0cn4qi25f6kdsk3drul4l9mn0g%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Junior Recorders Calendar

Gmail:https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=aTk2MzljM285NjdiN2cwdTQzb2xtZjY2bnNAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

iCal:https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/i9639c3o967b7g0u43olmf66ns%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Senior Strings Calendar

Gmail:https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=amV0MjJ2djhyNTNoOXMydTRjN2VoYWo0dDhAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

iCal:https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/jet22vv8r53h9s2u4c7ehaj4t8%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Junior Strings Calendar

Gmail:https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=cXFkbHNpYmhjcDEwaTBrMDBjbHVuM2lpdW9AZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

iCal:https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/qqdlsibhcp10i0k00clun3iiuo%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Stringlets Calendar

Gmail:https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=YjN1dHVncml2Y2s2N3MwNTNqaXQ5cjllY29AZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

iCal:https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/b3utugrivck67s053jit9r9eco%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics