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Extra curricular activities

Instrumental Music Program

Download the 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 eight 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
  • Percussion ensemble

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 or on the P&C website.


We offer co-curricular dance groups for students in Years K-2 and Years 3-6. Dance groups rehearse once a week at lunchtime. The dance program is run by CDC Studios. For further details, contact


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 contact


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: Senior Choir 2:35 - 3:15 Mondays, and Junior Choir 2:35 - 3:15 Tuesdays. 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 is 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 email or visit their website:



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

For more information please email



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