Each school in NSW offers something slightly different depending on the community. Here's what we offer for you.
An outstanding Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PE/H/PD) program
This year, Mr James Kouts will be teaching our students Personal Development, Health and Physical Education within his lessons. He is very passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle and physical activity. He has a passion for physical activity and enjoys sharing his expertise with our Ryde Public School students.
A specialised dance program with a trained dance instructor
Miss Rebecca Cavenagh is studying a Bachelor of Dance at The Academy of Music and Performing Arts. Her enthusiasm and expertise brings a new direction and opportunities for students at Ryde Public School.
Ryde Public School participates in the Sydney Dance Sport Championships at the end of each year. The Championship is a ballroom dancing competition for Stage 2 and Stage 3 students and is promoted as a fun activity to be involved in. Stage 2 students learn to dance the Samba, Slow Rhythm and the Australian Barn Dance. Stage 3 dances include the Waltz, Cha Cha and the Gypsy Tap. The students attend practices every week with Miss Piras and Mrs Spencer. They learn the different dance steps with great enthusiasm and enjoy the experience!
Ryde School Spectacular (auditioned from the performance dance groups)
Mrs Megan Hudson and Ms Stella Tse are teaching our students music as part of the school's creative arts program. Both are passionate about music and performance and organise for students to participate in the following performances/programs:
Festival of Children's Music (junior choir)
Ryde Schools' Spectacular (auditioned from the senior choir)
Bennelong Music offers individual and group lessons before and after school during the school week. An information and application form is available in our school office.
Wednesday - after school
Thursday - before and after school
Friday - before and after school
Our Kitchen Garden
Visiting our school chickens is a popular activity amongst the students. Every morning a group of dedicated Stage 3 students give up their time before school to care for our chickens. This involves cleaning the roost, feeding them, and giving them fresh water. Their favourite job is checking the nest for any eggs. All our chickens are well cared for, free range chickens. Many students visit our friendly chickens to learn about how to keep chickens or just to say hello and spend time relaxing with them.
Our school garden is enjoyed by a variety of student groups. For example:
Stage 2 NAP students have been growing capsicums, chilli and coriander of a Monday afternoon.
Stage 1 students have been growing pumpkins and looking after our apple and papaya trees.
On Fridays a group of Stage 3 "Greenies" help to weed and mulch the garden.
Other programs and opportunities Ryde Public School offers:
Ryde District Debating (a competition between local schools for Stage 3 students)
We would like to acknowledge the Wallumedegal people who are the traditional custodians of the Ryde area. We would also like to pay respect to Elders both past and present of the Darug nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people living here.
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