Yahl Primary School facilitates learning across eight curriculum areas, namely:
- The Arts
- Health and Physical Education
- Society and Environment
- Technology; and
Parents are provided with mid-year and end-of-year summative reports on their child’s achievements across each of these curriculum areas.
The Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) supported by School Services Officers offers children in Year 5, 6 and 7 the opportunity to be involved in flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and percussion lessons.
Year 3 children can participate in recorder lessons.
Music students get the opportunity to perform in bands and ensembles at a range of community events, and compete in the annual South East Battle of the Bands competition held at the…. in ….
All instrumental music lessons are conducted at Yahl Primary School.
There is no charge for these lessons, however children may be required to purchase music books.
Yahl Primary School can arrange for the hire of flutes, clarinets and brass instruments at a cost to children where required.
As part of Yahl Primary School’s Physical Education program, children attend swimming lessons in Term 1.
Lessons are conducted at the Mount Gambier Aquatic Centre over a one week period.
Signed consent forms, along with bus fares and pool fees must be returned/paid to the school prior to the activity to enable children’s participation.
School Sports Day
Yahl Primary School conducts an School Sports Day in Term 1 each year. This event was first held in 2017.
Children compete in a range of track and field events for one of three Houses – Nicholson (Red), Wincey (Blue) and Harford (Yellow). These houses are named after the first Principals of Yahl Primary School.
A championship medal is awarded for the most successful athlete in each year level, and houses compete for a Sports Day Shield.
Students from the Mount Gambier High School Athletics Program, support the day by starting/timing events and assisting with the general running of the day.
The Sports Day attracts a lot of parents who come to watch their children to compete, and who volunteer their time working on food stalls and as officials to make the day a great success.
District Sports Day
Yahl Primary School participates in the annual Mount Gambier District Small Schools’ Sports Day held at the Blue Lake Sports Park at the end of Term 1.
The day begins with the children from the six participating small schools assembling in the Cave Gardens (Mount Gambier), then walking down Commercial Street to Vansittart Park, where they are then taken to the Blue Lake Sports Part by bus for the competition.
All children who are eight and over compete for school points, while the younger children compete just for fun.
Book Week forms a very important part of our learning calendar each year in August. It is an opportunity for children to work in cross age groups to study books that have been shortlisted.
Children, staff and a few brave parents dress up in their favourite book characters, and participate in a parade, dance and specially themed lunch on the final day of the week.
NAIDOC Week is held in July each year. It aims to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Yahl Primary School organises a range of activities to celebrate NAIDOC week including guest speakers, workshops and other special learning activities.