Omeo Primary school offer students the opportunity to participate in a range of specialist programs, enhancement programs & extra curricular activities.
Due to the size of our school the specialists programs listed below vary from year to year depending on the availability of specialist teachers.
Below are brief descriptions of the most commonly offered Specialist Programs:
Visuals Arts lessons are run for each class weekly. Children enjoy a range of activities and materials including, paint, textiles, construction, drawing and having fun with their creativity.
All classes have a weekly session connected to physical education. Skills developed include athletics, ball handing, fitness, minor games. Omeo Primary School has a joint athletics carnival with Swifts Creek School who we also combine with for other sporting opportunities.
Due to the size of our school the Enhancement & Extra Curricular Activities such as those listed below, may vary from year to year, depending on staff expertise.
Below are brief descriptions of Enhancement & Extra Curricular Activitiies:
The School Library is open regularly, and the children are encouraged to borrow. Books may be borrowed for a fortnight at a time and should be returned by the due date. Children are expected to use a library bag when borrowing. Library bags are available from the school.
A Book Fair takes place in September.; The school library benefits from sales, the greater the sales, the greater the percentage donated back to the school. A Scholastic Book Club also operates offering reasonably priced books. Order forms are distributed to children twice a term.
This program is run for Grades 5/6 and covers physical changes, concerns and issues as they develop. The program may be delivered by our teachers with the support of the school nurse.
Healthy Choices comprises a series of group activities building knowledge and understanding of ourselves and others. Students will be in 4 groups and participate in three of the four program areas. Each will run for 10 weeks.
Using drumming, rhythm and activities to develop sense of self and choices.
Looking at personal development and how we change.
How we interact together with strategies to build understanding and empathy helping us get along with everyone.
Using drama to develop knowledge of self and others, taking risks etc.
Providing a great learning environment is supported by providing breakfast two mornings a week. This program allows all children to eat a healthy breakfast in a supervised social environment.
Each week the whole school join together for a session with their mates. Multi age groups of three to four children work together on a range of activities designed to create empathy for all, leadership and friendship skills. Some activities are linked to our whole school focus or special events such as ANZAC day.
Each year book week is celebrated with the traditional book character parade with the Kinder children joining in full costume as well. A community walk around the business centre sees community readers share stories with the children in their place of business. Tourist are often surprised seeing the children in full costume parading around Day Avenue or entering shops as they enjoy a snack etc.