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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.

The following extra-curricular activities will be available to students this year.  These are optional activities that  occur outside of normal school hours (before/after school or lunchtime) and incur costs to parents/carers. Some are provided by external organisations (please contact each provider directly for further information). Others are organised by Petersham Public School teachers or the P&C.



The school is fortunate to have an exceptional choir program led by experienced classroom teachers, Ms Susan Sukkar and Eliza Matthews.. 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.

Junior Choir (Yr 3 & 4) - Tuesday lunchtimes with Ms Matthews ($45 per student)

Senior Choir (Yr 5 & 6) - Wednesday lunchtimes with Ms Sukkar ($45 per student) 


Arts Unit music festivals (instrumental, choral, proms)

Recorder Consort, Senior Strings, Junior Choir, Senior Choir (approx. $75 per student) – details provided throughout the year.


Lunchtime Dance (K to Yr4)

Wednesday (Yrs 2-4) or Friday (K-Yr1) lunchtimes with Ms Kristy ($130 per semester).


Lunchtime Italian (K to Yr6)

Monday lunchtimes with Ms La Rosa (cost covered by P&C)


Thursday Lunchtime Fun Clubs (K to Yr6)

Term 1 – Art Club with Mr Corbett

Term 2 - Gardening Club with Mr Tony and Ms Bairaktaridis


AFL - Auskick (K to Yr6)

Monday afternoons 26/2 to 8/3




Friday afternoons - Sydney Visual Arts Academy,


Chess club

Tuesday mornings - Sydney Academy of Chess,


Chinese lessons

Thursday afternoons - Sydney Datong Chinese School,


Coding club

Tuesday afternoons - Code Camp,


Drama Academy

Thursday afternoons - Kids Up Front,


French lessons

Wednesday afternoons - Alliance Française,


Soccer club

Friday mornings - Golden Kick Soccer Academy,


Junior Drama

Monday afternoons (contact Christina Sceats -


Dungeons and Dragons (Yr 4 to 6)

Friday afternoons (parental supervision required, contact Jean Mennella -



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