SPARK Reading Program
The ABCN SPARK Reading Program is run during two terms per year. Volunteers from the Commbank visit our school for an hour every Tuesday morning for the term and conduct one on one reading sessions with a group of our junior students. Each group of students participates in the program for a term. The program begins with a morning tea where students meet their reading mentors and ends with a presentation where students are given a certificate and a book in recognition of completing the program.
Build A Bike Program
In term three each year the Mooroopna Kiwanis club run the Build A Bike Program. The school collects old bikes and bike parts from various donations and the Kiwanis Club members work alongside students from grades five and six to repair the bikes. The program is run one afternoon per week for the term and at the end of the program the students take home the bike they have worked on. Students enjoy the hands on learning opportunity this program provides and we value this community partnership with the Kiwanis Club.
Wood Work Program
In 2018 we commenced our wood work program. Grade five and six students worked alongside community volunteer, Alex, to build and erect nesting boxes for native birds, make Christmas tree ornaments and build a scarecrow for our vege garden. This year we are excited to be able to extend the program by having a purpose build shed erected and thanks to generous sponsorship from The Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Foundation the shed will be stocked with a great range of tools and safety equipment. This program offers students another hands on learning experience where they have the opportunity to learn valuable new skills.
Instrumental Music Program
Music Teacher, Lindy Tennant, conducts instrumental music lessons for those students in grades five and six who want to learn how to play an instrument. Lessons are held at school weekly throughout the year. Students then practice as a band with students from other local primary schools and Mooroopna Secondary College. The band participates in a variety of performances over the year as well as our end of year concert.
Healthy Food Program
Our chef, Tania, prepares meals every day in our purpose built kitchen for all students. Breakfast is optional but is enjoyed by many of our students especially on cold winter mornings. Morning tea is delivered to classrooms and is made up of a variety of cakes, muffins, crackers, cheese, dips, veges and always fresh fruit. Our students are served lunch in our dining room and enjoy a range of soups, pastas, meat & veg, wraps and salads. There is always fresh fruit available in classrooms for afternoon snacks. We greatly appreciate generous sponsorship of local businesses such as Foodshare and Plunkett's Orchards for helping to keep our food program running and free to families.