Castle Hill Public School

Providing excellence in education since 1879

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Extracurricular activities

CHPS has many opportunities for students to be involved in additional activities.

Extra curricular class timetable (PDF 150KB)

 

K-2 choir

The choir conducts rehearsals, warm up activities, singing and performance skills, as well as music appreciation.

Participation is by students who are committed to and show an interest in singing, music and in the enhancement and development of singing skills.

Wednesday Room 20 - 1st half lunch with Miss Darshana and Mrs Jones

 

Years 5 and 6 choir

The choir conducts rehearsals, warm up activities, singing and performance skills, as well as music appreciation.

Participation is by students who are committed to and show an interest in singing, music and in the enhancement and development of singing skills.

Tuesday - 1st half lunch Room 4    

Thursday - 1st half lunch Room 4    Sopranos
Thursday - 2nd half lunch Room 4   Altos

Miss Miu

 

Ballroom dancing

Stage 2 and 3 students at Castle Hill Public School currently have the opportunity to learn ballroom dancing during their lunchtime.

Tuesday in the hall
Stage 2 - 1st half lunch
Stage 3 - 2nd half lunch

Students will be exposed to the elements and fundamentals of ballroom dance in a nurturing, fun and supportive environment. They will learn dances such as: Samba, Slow Rhythm, Australian Barn Dance, Cha Cha, Waltz and Gypsy Tap.

Students will be given the opportunity to compete in the Sydney West Dance Sport Championship, which is a ballroom dancing competition for primary school students. They will compete in a variety of events on this day.

Mrs Gaynes

Chess

Chess Club is held on a Friday after school in the Library.

Chess Club is run by the Sydney Academy of Chess for students in Years 3 to 6.

For information on enrolling into the chess club - Sydney Academy of Chess (PDF 150KB).

 

Dance - Kindergarten

The Kindergarten Dance Group meets every Friday during the first half of lunch. They learn a range of dance moves, combining them to create a short jazz routine. They will have the opportunity to perform at the end of the year in the school hall for Performing Arts Night.

Friday first half lunch in the hall
Miss Jones, Miss O'Grady and Mrs Sluiter

 

Dance - Stage 1

Students will focus on learning elements of musicality, choreography and dance moves/tricks to top 40 music.

Thursday 1st half lunch in the Hall
Miss Tafe

 

Dance - Stage 2

Students will learn a jazz routine to perform at school events and to compete at the Howkesbury Eisteddfod's primary school day. Students will focus on learning elements of musicality, choreography and dance moves/tricks to top 40 music.

Wednesday 1st half lunch in the Hall
Miss O'Grady, Miss Floyd, Miss Wolstenholme, Miss McKey, Miss Unmack and Miss Tafe

 

Dance - Stage 3

Students will learn a jazz routine to perform at school events and to compete at the Howkesbury Eisteddfod's primary school day. Students will focus on learning elements of musicality, choreography and dance moves/tricks to top 40 music.

Wednesday 2nd half lunch in the Hall
Miss O'Grady, Miss Floyd, Miss Wolstenholme, Miss McKey, Miss Unmack and Miss Tafe

 

Debating

Debating is for any interested stage 3 students. Students are placed in teams and given time to prepare for a debate under the guidance of teachers. The teams present their arguments and the adjudicating teacher awards a winning team and provides feedback to help improve the students' debating skills.  

Some of the debating club students will be chosen to represent our school in the Premier's debating challenge. The challenge consists of four debates with other local schools. The winning school from our region proceeds through to the next round.

Wednesday Room 8 - 1st half lunch 
Mrs Taylor and Mrs Gaynes

 

Djembe drumming - Stage 3

We are pleased to introduce djembe drumming to our list of extra curricular activities available at Castle Hill Public School.

Classes have not started yet.

Mrs Walker

 

Operation art

Operation art is an initiative of the children's hospital at Westmead in association with the NSW Department of Education and Communities. Operation art provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their achievements in visual arts through exhibitions at the Armory gallery, Sydney Olympic Park and the art gallery of New South Wales. The works submitted are designed to contribute to a visual environment that helps relieve anxiety for children during hospitalisation. Students (Kindergarten – Year 6) who excel in visual arts are nominated by their teacher to participate in operation art.

Miss Halford - Coordinator

 

Recorder ensemble - Year 1

Students at Castle Hill Public School currently have the opportunity in Years 1 and 2  to learn the recorder during first half lunch.

Miss Kean and Miss Chandra are in charge of this group and students are taught recorder basics.

Year 1 - Tuesday 1st half lunch, Room 34

 

Recorder ensemble - Year 2

Students at Castle Hill Public School currently have the opportunity in Years 1 and 2  to learn the recorder during first half lunch.

Miss Kean and Miss Penaloza are in charge of this group and students are taught recorder basics.

Year 2 - Wednesday 1st half lunch, Room 34

 

Recorder ensemble - Years 3-6

Miss Kean and Miss Chandra are in charge of this advanced group.

These students are learning more difficult pieces and are working towards performing at the Festival of Instrumental Music at the Opera House.

Stage 2 - Monday 1st half lunch, Room 34

Stage 3 - Monday 2nd half lunch, Room 34

 

Robotics

Robotics classes have not started yet.

Robotics is a new program being offered to students in Years 4-6 at Castle Hill Public School. The students will be using the lego EV3 mindstorms kit and will be taught how to build and code their robot to make it move and complete a variety of challenges. 

 

Year 3 - 6 band

Teaching services Australia facilitates the school band at Castle Hill Public School for students in Grades 3–6.

Students participate in either group or private lessons on their nominated band instruments as well as a full band rehearsal.

The school band is a proud part of the school's culture and performs at many of their public events. Band students are also offered offered extra activities such as holiday workshops, band camp and even a band tour at the end of the year. For more information on the Castle Hill Public School band visit the Teaching Services website.