Curl Curl North Public School

The feel of the country in the heart of the city.

Telephone02 9905 1757

Emailcurlcurln-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Extra curricular

Extra curricular activities at our school:

Academic opportunities

The competitive arena awaits students with the chance to excel in public speaking, debating, web design, student newspapers, environmental management and much more.

Explore the arts unit's website to find out about state-based and national debating, public speaking and spelling events.

Band

At Curl Curl North we have three bands:

  • The Training Band for our beginning band members
  • The Junior Band for developing players
  • The Senior Band for our most accomplished players

Students are invited to enter the Band Program in Year 3. In addition, a Year 2 Recorder Band operates in Term Four each year. This program is an important aspect of the band preparation program.

Each band rehearses once a week. Every band member is expected to attend a private music lesson with a tutor, as well as practising regularly at home.

Our Band Program aims to:

  • Give students the opportunity to play in a band corresponding to their level of musical ability.
  • To further develop an appreciation and love of music and enhance creative self expression.
  • To provide opportunities for band members to perform for their peers and the wider community

Instruments:

Students are able to hire instruments from the school on a term by term basis.

Events throughout the year:

Bands perform regularly throughout the year for their peers and families. Each year band members attend a two day Band Camp, usually held in May. Over two days students receive intensive tutoring on their instruments, work hard and have fun. The bands enter events such as the Schools Band Festival.

Band Fees:

Band Fees are $90.00 per term per child or $80.00 for siblings in the Band program.

For enquires please email the school on curlcurln-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Choir

We have two performing choir groups for students in Years 3 to 6. These are our:

  • Years Three and Four Choir who perform in the Primary Proms held at the Sydney Town Hall
  • Years Five and Six Choir who perform in the ArtsNorth Festival at the Sydney Opera House.

Our senior students have sung in the Schools Spectacular. Each year our choirs and bands perform at a combined Music evening in December which showcases students' talents. For choir enquires please email the school on curlcurln-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Our K-2 students engage in grade Singing for the development of music concepts such as rhythm, pitch and dynamics.

Dance

Years 3-6 students have the opportunity to audition for a place in our Sydney North Dance Festival groups. This selected group of 24 junior (Years 3-4) and 24 senior (Year 5-6) students then practises throughout Terms 1 and 2, before performing at the Sydney North Dance Festival.

The senior group auditions via video for the Schools Spectacular held at the Entertainment Centre in November of each year. If successful 12 -16 children are selected for this amazing opportunity to perform before thousands of people with a cast of 3000 students.

Drama

Drama is an integral part of class programs at Curl Curl North. Our link with the University of Sydney has provided teachers with the opportunity to engage in Professional Learning which focuses on using the Creative Arts, particularly Drama to improve student literacy.

In addition groups perform in the annual Arts North Drama Festival which is held at Nida.

Music

Music teachers provide weekly forty minute music lessons. Each class has lessons for two terms of each year.

Children participate in a wide variety of music activities covering all three main areas of primary music education; performing (singing, playing, moving), listening and organising sound.

During these varied activities children are introduced to musical concepts through a wide range of musical repertoire across many styles and eras. Each year visiting artists such as Musica Viva and Oz Opera provide the children with fantastic musical experiences and long lasting memories.

All music lessons at Curl Curl North take place in a fun and supportive environment where all children are encouraged to ‘have a go'.

Activities held at school by external providers

Chess

All students from Year 1 to 6 are able to join chess classes. There are classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Chess club is held at the school and run by Sydney Academy of Chess. Players are given the opportunity to participate in Chess competitions. An annual school tournament is held in Term 4.

Language Classes

Students are able to learn French and Spanish before school. Languages are taught through games and play and are provided by Le Club Francais, an organisation which has been teaching languages for fifteen years. The club is about having fun and the emphasis is on drama, songs, games and craft activities. Click on their link below for more details.

LCF Clubs

Mandarin lessons are also offered by Chifunese when there are enough students to make up a class. Please contact them for further details via the following link.

Chifunese

Guitar

Guitar lessons are available through Geko Music. Parents pay for the lessons which are conducted at school at various times before and after school.

Keyboard

Keyboard lessons are held at lunch time one day per week and are available to all students, beginners through to advanced. An external provider, VIP Music conducts these lessons. Contact the school office for futher details.