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Extra Curricular


At St Fiacre’s we believe it is important to provide children with a wide variety of activities and programs to ignite their passion and imagination.

Learning Support

A Learning Support Teacher works throughout the school with students who have been identified as having specific learning needs. The Class Teacher, Learning Support Teacher and Learning Support Assistant work together to provide an individual education program for each child.

The programs aim to meet the needs of the students with specific learning needs in order to raise their achievement levels and support their learning needs.

Reading Recovery

The Reading Recovery Program is an effective early intervention program designed to reduce the number of children with literacy difficulties. Children on the program have, in addition to classroom instruction, daily individual teaching which aims to bring them to average levels of achievement for their class in a specific time frame. This program is offered to students in Year 1 who require additional support in Literacy.

English As A Second Language (EALD)

The Program operates from Kindergarten to Year 6. The EALD Teacher and classroom teachers work together to fully support the needs of identified children. The program works across all Key Learning Areas to maximise opportunities for the children to develop their oral and written English language skills.

CaSPA

CaSPA is the dynamic Performing Arts Program of Sydney Catholic Schools. Many of our children have the opportunity to be a part of special music, drama and singing performances organised by this specialised program.

Sydney Theatre Company Drama Program

Our school has participated in a  School Drama experience with the Sydney Theatre Company. This involves training our teachers in specialist drama skills to implement in the classroom, as well as dedicated drama teachers coming to teach drama classes to our children. Our classroom teachers have now been skilled in this area and integrate these drama skills into their teaching programs. 

Choir

St Fiacre’s school choir practices every week and perform at special occasions such as Mass, Assembly and Open Day. Our choir have also had the wonderful opportunity to perform at the QVB singing Christmas Carols. All children are welcome to be a part of the St Fiacre’s Choir.



Music

A Specialist Music Teacher comes to school every Friday to teach our children many skills in music, including instruments, percussion, and singing, following the NSW Board of Studies Creative Arts Music Syllabus.

Sport

Sports Day is Friday. On this day children wear their sports uniform. Specialist teachers from Got Game are employed to assist with teaching particular sporting skills for the children.

The children also participate in an Athletics Carnival, Swimming Program and Swimming Carnival throughout the school year.  There are also opportunities for children to attend Gala Days, such as Netball, Soccer, and Touch Football.

Sporting Schools

In 2017 St Fiacre’s continues to receive Sporting Schools grants to allow us to provide additional sporting programs for the children during the term, such as tennis, basketball, and athletics.

Archdiocesan Primary Sports Events

In addition, the Sydney Archdiocesan Primary Sports Council coordinates and implements opportunities for primary school children to participate in the following sports:
  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Cross-country running and more.
For additional information go to the Sydney Archdiocesan Primary Sports Council

Excursions

Excursions are considered a valuable and worthwhile inclusion in the school program. They are a natural progression of the learning experiences provided by each teacher and are relevant to a particular unit of work being studied. They also provide wonderful learning experiences to ignite interest in new learning and stimulate the children’s curiosity and imagination.

Technology in the Classroom

St Fiacre's utilises a range of technologies to support teaching and learning and prepare students to be active and responsible digital citizens. When a student commences at St Fiacre's, the child and a parent/guardian are asked to read and sign the Acceptable Use Policy for Internet and Intranet Access.

This policy will be reviewed with students at the beginning of each school year so students understand the expectations around using technology at school to support their learning.

Each student has a Google account which gives them access to a range of Google Apps such as Google drive and email. The school uses an internet filter endorsed by Sydney Catholic Schools.

Food Garden

In 2013 St Fiacre’s was the proud recipient of the Food Gardens in Schools grant. This 
funding allowed us to transform an area in our playground into a flourishing Food Garden (aptly named Fiacre’s Food Garden - the patron saint of gardening) where our inner city children have been given a ‘hands on’ opportunity to experience the thrill of planting, growing and eating food they have grown themselves. 

Other Activities

There is also a range of other activities that children can enrol for, such as:
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