Primary co-curricular

Mount Scopus is committed to providing an inclusive, enrichment program so that all students within the College have an opportunity to ‘shine’ in an area of their choice. The enrichment activities which we offer have the capacity to engage, challenge and stimulate the student’s learning experiences.

At the junior campuses, lunch time enrichment clubs are offered that might can include chess, drama, gardening, developing a worm farm, physical fitness, skipping, performance group, choir, art, environment group and library. These activities are held on different days during the week and the students are encouraged to participate.
 
At the Smorgon Family Primary School (SFPS) a wide range of activities is also offered. All activities are offered during lunch playtimes and all students are encouraged to participate. This can help some students to connect with link-minded children across year levels, as well as provide exposure to areas that students may not otherwise have the opportunity to try. The program varies each term with some activities targeted to a specific year level, whilst others are open to all. A sample of the program is provided below.

Year level Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
All levels
Photography
Chess
Early Morning String Orchestra, Lego, Ukulele
Library, Indoor board games
Garden, Library, Indoor board games
Year 4
Garden
20/20 Cricket
Loom Band club
Math Masters
Indoor basketball
Year 5
Bike riding
Mindful Art
Math Masters Garden
Early morning swimming
Year 6
Sewing
Water polo
Math Masters
Minecraft
Breakfast club Early morning swimming

Students experience their first school camp in Year 3 with an overnight camp. Outdoor education camps are held in Years 4 and 5 developing a range of skills and experiences. Year 6 students visit Canberra and learn about our history and culture from a range of perspectives.

In recent years, Scopus has developed a strong music program, with almost half of all primary students between Prep and Year 6 undertaking private vocal and / or instrumental lessons at school, ranging from violin to piano to drums. We encourage our students to perform at assemblies and soirees as well as public events, and offer them opportunities to compete in interschool competitions. 

Leadership training is provided to children throughout their primary years. 

Alongside the development of student agency, the Year 3 Discovery Centre at FKI will provide students with incredible leadership and decision making opportunities, the outcomes of which will impact the running of the campus.  

At SFPS, Year 6 students can choose to participate in the Achrayim (the responsible ones) program. Achrayim students plan for assemblies, participate in after-school leadership sessions and are also coordinate many ‘in school’ events whilst broadening their mindset and challenging themselves to move beyond their comfort zone.