At Calrossy our students are given every opportunity to develop, test and expand their knowledge and learning.
Beyond our classrooms, Calrossy Anglican School primary students are involved in artistic, sporting, civic and cultural pursuits. Each year our students can be seen performing musical items (both vocal and for a range of instruments), playing rugby, netball, oz tag, cricket, competing in horse sports, and other sports in local competitions, and entering the art, craft and cooking sections of the Tamworth Show.
Students in Years 3 to 6 enter the ICAS English, Mathematics and Science Competition and public speaking competitions. Our Year 5 and 6 students participate in Tournament of the Minds, Da Vinci Decathlon, The Science and Engineering Challenge, regional debating and the Newcastle Permanent Mathematics Competition.
The school uses online programs such as Raz Kids for Reading and Skoolbo and Mathletics in the Numeracy area that are accessible form home. Our students are also given the chance to develop their leadership skills and social qualities and given opportunities to lead daily and weekly assemblies or special days such as Grandparents’ Day and Presentation Day. The school has an active Student Representative Council with members from each Year 2 to Year 6 class plus the School Captains and Vice Captains. School and House Captains and Vice Captains attend a leadership camp and also take on the responsibility of organising teams for House Debating, Theatre Sports and other House based activities.
Differentiation is used in all classrooms to ensure that children are working at their ability level and building upon previously gained knowledge and skills. Opportunities exist for those who require extension to move beyond classroom learning and take part in more rigorous academic pursuits such as competitions, Maths camps, Science tournaments and other such activity. In Year 5 and 6 extension groups operate once a week to provide children a chance to pursue independent study and develop higher level mathematical understanding and problem solving abilities, English skills and research and design capabilities.