Chess Club

Mondays After School

Chess has been played for over 2,000 years and the tradition continues at Wheelers Hill Primary School on Monday afternoons at 3.45pm- 4.45pm.  Experienced coaches from Chess Ideas teach students from Year 1 – Year 6 and cater for beginners through to experienced players. If you are interested in your child attending, please look out for the notice that is sent home before the end of each term and ensure you return it on time as it is a very popular program. For more information, please contact the Office.

www.chessideas.com.au


Instrumental Music

During School Hours

At last estimate, 1 in 5 students at WHPS learn an instrument.  We are a very musical school!  These students have many opportunities to showcase their talent throughout the year and it’s fantastic that our parent community clearly values the many cognitive and social benefits that come from this study. Instruments available to learn at WHPS include:

  • keyboard
  • guitar
  • saxophone
  • trumpet
  • flute
  • clarinet, and
  • percussion.

Please ask at the Office for advice on how to enrol your child in our instrumental program.


Young Engineers

Tuesdays After School

e2 Young Engineers LEGO® Challenge and GaliLego after-school classes are hands-on sessions where students build educational motorized models such as amusement park rides, vehicles and cranes to name a few. This highly engaging program runs on Tuesday afternoons from 3.45pm-5.00pm. The sessions cater for students from 6-12 years of age.

For more information, please contact the Office or visit the e2 Young Engineers Website


Minecraft Club [Years 3, 4, 5, 6]

Lunch Time Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays

 Students in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 have the opportunity to take part in Minecraft Club once a week in the Library. Minecraft is an extremely popular computer game.  It is highly engaging and has the added advantage of promoting the development of teamwork and cooperation. Students play in the same Minecraft world and are able to work together to build different structures. Introduced in Term 3 2015, Minecraft Club is available to all senior school students on a rotational basis.

MondayYear 6 Minecraft Club

ThursdayYear 5 Minecraft Club

FridayYear 4 Minecraft Club

         


Cool Art Society (CAS)

Lunch Time Wednesdays

CAS is a supportive and creative space where students can come in to explore various aspects of visual arts, develop specific artistic skills, become inspired by both classic and modern artists and begin their own personal projects. CAS welcomes all students and encourages students to share their imaginative ideas, as well as their background experience in different areas of art.

Since the beginning of CAS, we have already explored a number of topics. We have focused on various art elements in different ways, such as line and shape, explored abstract art and the imagination, interactive and moveable origami and cartooning features, including how to draw superheroes and villains. At times, CAS students come to class and suggest future lesson ideas and become a part of the CAS program. The CAS blog is also used by myself and students to discuss all things regarding art and it is brilliant to see students using the blog as a medium to share their inspirations (that eventually inspires others!)

We hope to see you and be a part of our CAS!


G.A.T.E. WAYS

G.A.T.E.WAYS is an independent, non-funded organisation, established in 1994 to provide opportunities for highly able and gifted children with special educational needs. Like-minded students can participate in programs that will challenge them intellectually and help develop their individual talents. For information about upcoming sessions, please visit http://www.gateways.edu.au. For more information regarding the G.A.T.E.WAYS programs, Joshua Crozier and can be contacted via email: crozier.joshua.j@edumail.vic.gov.au or by phone: (03) 9561 3457.