An enriching life of openness, confidence, curiosity and independent thinking begins at Billanook.
Kids need to move!
Our integrated Physical Education Program aims to build life-long knowledge, skills and strategies so students are confident and happy engaging in sport and physical activity. Students participate in Physical Education each week for 60 minutes with their class and our specialist Physical Education Teacher. Prep and Junior Primary students engage in a variety of fundamental motor skill activities and minor games, Middle Primary Students students are introduced to game sense and the Senior Primary focus on leadership in sport and participate in weekly Inter School Sport competitions.
Experiencing the great outdoors is important to gain an:
The Billanook Primary Outdoor Education program offers a sequential development of both knowledge and skills in a range of activities. Primary students have the opportunity to develop an appreciation of, and care for the environment, and to learn skills and judgement necessary for safe personal recreation. While the emphasis is on having a positive experience outside the School grounds and forming positive relationships with peers and Staff, many new skills will be experienced that are essential at more senior levels of the College. Of course having lots of FUN is crucial to the success of the program!
Beginning their Outdoor Education and Camp experiences at Billanook , Prep and Junior Primary students participate in outdoor exploration around our tranquil bush setting. Prep students have opportunities to explore their natural world by undertaking bush walks and adventure activities during School time. Our Junior Primary Students participate in specifically designed Outdoor Education activities during an afternoon and early evening event, and our Year 2 students experience a sleep over in their classroom.
Students spend two nights away from home in an environment which aims to give children the opportunity to:
During the Senior Primary Years, students participate in an annual camp, attending a different location on a two-year rotation: Melbourne City Urban Camp or Canberra. These camps directly link into our Wellbeing Program and curriculum objectives.
The experience will provide opportunities to: