The students at Footscray West Primary School have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities which complement the social, academic, physical, and creative programs at the school.
Grade 6 School Captains and Class Captains are elected each year by their peers. They take a lead role in weekly whole school assemblies, represent the school, support school tours (meet and greet and showing parents around for prep visits), and assist in organising aspects of the socials and graduation.
SoundGarage and Musical Futures
A program involving everything digital: music making, performance, animation, digital movies, creating worlds in 3D within a digital community, and so much more.
The grade 1 to 6 students participate in the program.
The 1/2’s have a fantastic time animating their favourite toy using Crazy Talk. Students write scripts and record their own voice to make the toy talk!
The Grade 3/4’s and 5/6’s have been extremely busy building their own worlds in the Virtual World. Each student has created their own character (avatar), home, collaborative project, and building contests. They will also be trialing putting themselves inside the Virtual World through digital movie making!
All exciting stuff!
Attending camp provides children with social and physical challenges, develops independence, and is heaps of fun!
Prep/ Grades 1/2 - Students enjoy a ‘Night of Fun’ at school.
Grades 3/4 - Students, accompanying teachers, and parent helpers travel by coach to the camp venue and enjoy on-site activities. Recent destinations have included: Phillip Island and Wandin in the Yarra Valley.
Grades 5/6 - Students, accompanying teachers, and parent helpers travel by coach to destinations such as Ballarat and Gippsland for a longer stay and enjoy side trips to areas of historic and cultural interest.
Students unable to attend camp participate in a non-campers activity program at school.
Students in grades Prep to 6 attend a ten day intensive swimming program held at the Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre.
Students who do not attend swimming participate in a water safety program.
Optional (user pays)
Music program offers keyboards, digital drums, electric and bass guitar and singing and performance (SAP).
Family members and the community are encouraged to share special skills, talents, and interests. Talk to your class teacher or contact the office on 03 9687 1535.