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Oatley Public School

Oatley Public School

Every child a success

Telephone02 9580 5519

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

Extra-curricular and Student Groups

Our students are involved in a large number of resource and support programs including

  • Peer Support for Years 6
  • Student Leadership Program K to 6
  • Safety Program
  • Child Protection
  • Swim Scheme
  • Year 5 & 6 Camp
  • School Houses
  • K-6 Sport Programs
  • Student Leadership Program

Our school offers a large number of extracurricular activities for students to be involved in.

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Public Speaking
  • Debating
  • Student Representative Council (SRC)
  • Greensparks
  • Coding Club
  • PSSA Sports

Band

The school band consists of approximately 100 Year Three to Six students in training band, intermediate band or concert band. This initiative provides opportunities to learn an instrument, develop collaboration skills, build friendships and represent the school with pride. The bands perform regularly and are supported by a strong parent and staff based committee. Band members participate in an annual band camp conducted over a weekend on the school premises. The musical foundations developed by the band program have led to many past and present students being selected to perform with the Sydney South East Regional Band.

Choir

At Oatley Public School, we have two choir groups. The junior choir consists of Stage One students and the senior choir consists of Stage Two to Three students. Students are taught the elements of pitch, key, tonality and beat. Both choir groups have performed in various events, including Oatley Public School's Twilight Concert and assemblies.

Dance

Oatley provides opportunities for students to participate in a dance program (e.g. Boy’s dance Years 3-6, Senior Mixed Dance Years 3-6 and Junior Dance Years K-2). Often these performances are presented to the parents and community for Education Week and other various events, such as St George Performing Arts Festival (SPAF).

Public Speaking

The K-6 program improves student confidence, enhances self-esteem and develops oracy skills. The highlight of the program is the annual K-6 public speaking competition and finals night. The school also competes in the Multi-Cultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition and the St George Area Public Speaking Competition where students have been regular finalists.

Debating

Debating has maintained a high profile in the school over the past nine years and is offered to all Stage 3 students. The debating team competes in the Sydney South East Primary Schools Debating Competition.

Student Representative Council

Each year, two SRC members are elected from each class at Oatley Public School to form an executive committee. The committee comprises of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. A nominated teacher facilitates the overall operation of the SRC.

The SRC is responsible for the organisation of whole school assemblies, representing the student body, fundraising for particular charities and providing a model of leadership, behaviour and responsibility for all students in the school. They are also encouraged to have input into the School Council and other school matters where appropriate. Members of the SRC are responsible for feeding back information to their respective classes K to 6.

Greensparks

Students are actively involved in hands-on gardening activities to produce organic fertilisers, recycle organic waste, and grow fruit and vegetables for our school’s canteen. This fosters and encourages an interest in gardening and provides students with the knowledge and skills to create and maintain sustainable environments.

Coding Club

Students learn how to create a digital game using Tynker or Scratch Jr. Students also participate in various competitions throughout the year to show off their coding skills. This develops their problem-solving skills and ICT competency. 

PSSA Sports

Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) sports are organised according to age and season. PSSA Sports are split into three seasons, with each season having different sports. A minimum of two trial sessions are held for the selection for each PSSA sports team for students who indicate an interest in a team.