Forestville Public School

Students aim high, give it a go and encourage others

Telephone02 9452 5444

Emailforestvill-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Extra Curricular

At Forestville Public School we offer a wide range on extra curricular activities. These include:

  • A comprehensive band program including:
    • Training Band from Year 3. The Training Band is comprised of children who are new to their instruments. Children spend the first year in the Training Band learning important skills on their instruments and learning how to be part of a musical ensemble.
    • Intermediate Band - children will move from Training Band to Intermediate Band after their first year of playing. In this band children will consolidate the ensemble and technical skills learned in Training Band, and move on to more challenging repertoire.
    • Concert Band - comprised of predominantly Year 5 & 6 children, who are in their third or fourth year of playing. Children in this band will be exposed to more challenging repertoire, and will perform regularly at school and community events.
    • Extension Ensemble - entry to the extension ensemble is by audition only. Children wishing to audition for this group should have reached approximately Grade 3 AMEB standard.
  • Strings program comprising of 4 ensembles, conducted by professional conductors.
    • Beginner Strings: This group is made up of students who are completely new to playing their musical instrument. Students spend one year in this group learning how to be part of a musical ensemble. The minimum age for Beginner strings is Year 1. Students are required to have a private tutor in addition to the weekly strings rehearsal. Their tutor will be able to help them learn the music and skills required which will then be put together when they rehearse as a group.
    • Junior Strings: Children will move from Beginner Strings to Junior Strings after their first year of playing. In this ensemble, students will consolidate the ensemble and technical skills learned in Beginner Strings, and move on to more challenging repertoire. These sessions are rehearsals; all students need to be having regular lessons with their tutors.
    • Senior Strings: Auditions are held near the end of term 4, for existing Junior String students who would like to progress on to Senior Strings. Students in this group will be exposed to a more challenging repertoire.
    • Chamber Strings: A small string group made up of students from the Senior Strings who are wanting to develop their chamber ensemble playing skills.
  • Guitar group
  • Three school choirs who perform in a range of eisteddfods, festivals and school-based concerts throughout the year including:
    • Year 2 choir
    • Junior choir - Years 3 and 4
    • Senior choir - Years 5 and 6
  • Performance dance groups run by professional dance teachers
    • Junior girls  - Years 3 and 4
    • Senior girls - Years 5 and 6
    • Boys Hip Hop - Years 4 - 6
  • Dance performances including Arts North Dance Festival, State Dance festival and Schools Spectacular
  • Dance Sport - Ballroom dancing for Year 5
  • Student Representative Council (SRC)
  • Drama Club - Years 5 and 6
  • Chess Club
  • Chess coaching - external provider
  • ICAS competition
  • Maths Olympiad
  • Debating and Public Speaking
  • First LEGO League challenge
  • Interschool (PSSA) sports
  • Specialist sporting competitions for example: Paul Kelly Cup (AFL),  Woolworths Cricket School Cup
  • Premiers Challenge Competition e.g. reading, debating, spelling, sporting
  • Before school STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) programs - external provider
  • Mandarin classes - external provider
  • Keyboard lessons - external provider