At St Mark’s Catholic Primary School Drummoyne, we offer a range of activities before, during and after school hours.
At St Mark’s we provide our students with an array of sporting opportunities and events throughout the year that promote a healthy and active lifestyle as well as educate students about the importance of safe, respectful and fair play. Regardless of their sporting ability, all students’ needs are met and they are encouraged to reach their full potential. Some of these sporting opportunities include:
- Weekly sport lessons: led by a qualified sports teacher
- Athletics: students are taught specific skills to assist them in taking part in a variety of fun and competitive track and field events at our annual athletics carnival
- Dance: weekly lessons from Kindergarten to Year 6 in one term per year
- Cross country: students in Years 2–6 take part in the annual cross country event
- Martial arts: weekly lessons from Kindergarten to Year 6 in one term per year
- Intensive swimming program: once a year, daily 2 week program that prepares students for our annual swimming carnival event
- Invitational carnivals and gala day events for both infants and primary students:
- touch football
Students also have the opportunity to represent the school by progressing through the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Sports program at cluster, regional and state competition level.
Creative and Performing Arts
School band and string ensemble
Students in Years 3–6 are given the opportunity to join our junior and senior school band by attending private or group tuition lessons (before or after school) with Music Partnership (external band program). In addition, we also have many talented students who learn a string instrument and are part of our school string ensemble.
We have a junior and senior choir led by our specialist music teachers. Students in the choir are given the opportunity to perform at school and community events during the year such as whole school Masses, Drummoyne ANZAC day service, open day, Grandparents Day and nursing home visits.
Students’ interests and skills are further enriched and developed through numerous lunchtime clubs led by specialist staff. These lunchtime clubs are a popular option for our students and are well attended each week.
- Art: Twice a week, our specialist visual arts teacher holds art club at lunch for students to attend. Students can enjoy drawing, painting and craft making during these sessions.
- Maker space: Led by our gifted and talented coordinator, students are invited to explore their passion for creating, building, engineering, science, technology, design and problem solving in weekly maker space sessions.
- Fun club: Structured games and activities are organised for students as a way of developing positive social skills, peer interactions, problem solving, resilience and independence.
- Chess club: Each Friday interested students attend chess club lessons led by an external provider; this program runs during the term.
- Library: Led by our teacher librarian, students are welcomed to read or to learn how the library system works.