Extra-curricular programs

Westgarth students are encouraged to view the whole world as their classroom, and to develop a lifelong love of learning. We believe in helping children become not only the best students they can be, but also the best citizens they can be. We provide a wide-ranging program of extra-curricular programs, designed to allow each student to achieve success, no matter their individual strengths.


Student leadership

See: Student voice


Reaching for the stars

As part of our commitment to the education of students at Westgarth Primary School, we offering enrichment programs for students in Years 4-6 in terms 2 and 3 each year. Recent programs have included Coding Club, Write and Perform for fun, Sewing society, Yoga, Wildlife at Westgarth.


Camps

Each year, Westgarth students in both Year 6 and Year 4 take part in a three-day, two-night camp in locations throughout regional Victoria. These camps allow students to forge stronger relationships with their peers, develop their leadership skills and challenge themselves in a variety of contexts which they may not experience in their day-to-day lives.


Music

In addition to our classroom music program, Westgarth offers numerous extra-curricular music programs including Year 3/4 recorder, Senior Band, Junior and Senior Choir and our out-of-hours instrumental music program. The Senior Band and both the Junior and Senior Choirs add to the evening’s celebration by performing pieces learned and rehearsed throughout the year.


Sport

Westgarth supplements its classroom Health and Physical Education curriculum with a sporting calendar incorporating a huge number of events. Our sporting program offers students both the chance to achieve sporting success, and the opportunity to develop concepts of fairness and sportsmanship.


Art

Westgarth celebrates our students’ achievements in Visual Arts at our annual Art Show, which showcases the range of different art genres produced throughout the year. Students develop a portfolio of art pieces and choose their favourite 3D piece and favourite 2D piece for display on the night.


Chess club

Westgarth also plays host to a Chess Club, in which students can broaden their thinking skills by learning, and honing their craft, in this classic game of strategy.