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Coomera State School offers many clubs for students to try their skills at:

  

 



BUDDY READING GROUP (click for poster)

 
Senior students are encouraged to share their love of reading, while supporting Junior students as they learn their sight words.  Once a week Senior and Junior students engage in fun games that provide opportunities for Junior students to develop their recognition of high frequency words and build on their social and communication skills as they work alongside the Senior students.  
 
 
 
 
Chess and Checkers Club provides students the opportunity to learn the game of chess and checkers which will develop logical thinking and imagination whilst improving concentration. Students have the opportunity across the year to represent the school at various competitions. This club is open to students in Year 3 to Year 6 during Terms 1 and 3 who commit for the term.
 
 
 
 
 
Computer club provides students with the opportunity to master and develop new ICT skills. When using the laptops students may choose from a range of applications, as well as internet based sites such as Mathletics, Reading Eggs and many more. This club is open first break Tuesday to Friday in the Bilinbah Lab. Walk-ins are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your username and password!
 
 
 
COOMERA CAN SPEAK CLUB
 
 
The Coomera Can Speak Club provides interested students in Year 4-6 with the opportunity to develop their speaking skills across a range of genres such as poetry recital and public speaking. The club operates from Term 2 onwards. Students who actively participate in developing their skills can be invited to participate in some external competitions.
 
The program aims to:
  • develop confidence, communication skills and a love of performing.
  • develop imagination, creativity and a platform to voice personal opinions and passions in a positive and supportive environment.
  • experience the challenge and the rewards of public speaking during school events and a competition environment.
Program Overview:
 
Semester One
 
Students will be supported in fun drama activities.  In addition, they will be involved in learning how to recite a short humorous poem (individual, duo or small group) and engage in performances in front of other group members at lunch time.  For those students interested in further challenges they may be invited to perform their poem(s) in front of their classmates or school assemblies.
 
Semester Two
 
Students may be encouraged to seek out opportunities to perform at The Somerset Festival for Young Performers at Somerset College.  Held every August, it is a wonderful competition that fosters a sense of encouragement and enthusiasm, emphasising that the achievement is in the effort of the performer rather than in the final placing.  Students who do not wish to take up this opportunity will continue to develop their skills in more challenging performance poetry with the hope of speaking to a larger audience than the lunch time group.
 
We also offer the opportunity to enter the AB Paterson Public Speaking competition held at the end of Term 3 and early Term 4.  This competition is an excellent opportunity to build on the skills required for speech writing and delivery. It is a skill that will last a life time and is needed in every walk of life. 
 
 
 
 
 
Students in Years 4 – 6 will learn more about Japanese language and culture through activities that include singing, dancing, drawing, origami, games, craft, educational Japanese shows and IPad Apps. Students should be committed to attend throughout Term 2 and 4 in 2018. Some study groups aimed at preparation for specific events will be held in Term 1 and 3 and students will be notified of these details via daily message announcements.
 
 
 
 
 
The Mad Hatter’s Reading club allows students in Years 4, 5 and 6 to enjoy and discuss books together. By reading and responding to thought-provoking books, students improve their comprehension and oral language abilities, as well as learn to value other people’s opinions and ideas.
 
 
 
Media club is for grade 5 and 6 students who want to take their technology skills a step further and use them to work collaboratively on a variety of digital media projects for special school events. This club runs all year, every Monday at first break in the Bilinbah Lab. Students interested in joining this club need to apply and be committed to attending every week.
 
 
 
 
  
Performance club is a club that is combing both Choir and Dance to enthusiastic students. Students will be learning a variety of routines from different genres of music such as the latest songs of today, musicals, rock n roll, and songs from yesteryear. Students will be learning a song then putting actions to it. Learning how to sing, harmonies and singing in parts and solos will be just a few different techniques students will learn. This club is open to all students this semester from grade 3 to 6. It is expected that students will make an ongoing commitment to enable them to perform at assemblies and other school functions. The club runs on Tuesday 1st break in the dance/drama/music room
 
 
 
What? Students will use robotics equipment such as Spheros and EV3’s to participate in a range of challenge based activities. They will use iPads and laptops to program their robots to perform different functions for eg. Moving a sphero through a maze and over ramps. Students will also need to demonstrate problem solving and critical and creative thinking skills to work through these exciting tasks.
Who? Students in Years 5-6 only must be nominated by their classroom teachers or Miss Lewis/Mr Craig to participate in this after school club. Students chosen will be working at an A/B Science and/or Maths level or show a keen interest in robotics, coding and programming and/or engineering. This will be a commitment for students to attend every weekly session with the opportunity to participate in inter-school Robotics competitions.
Where? In the Computer lab with Miss Lewis and Mr Craig
When? Every Wednesday afternoon from 3.15-4.15pm
 
 
 
The Running Club is for students who want to develop their endurance and stamina whilst also building their fitness and skill level in other areas of athletics i.e 100m, 200m and 800m.
 
 
 
 
What is STEM? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Who? Students in Year 3-6 will participate in a range of challenge based activities. Each week we will work in teams to problem solve, design, make and create a range of models and simulations. Past challenges have included: marble runs, making egg bungees, boat to propel sphero robots and even blasting off bottle rockets! As most activities will take more than one session to follow the design process and then test and refine designs, students must make a commitment to come every week to the club.
Where? In the Science lab at Second break, every Friday with Miss Lewis, Mrs Ingles and Mr Craig.
 
 
 
 
Structured play provides students with the opportunity to develop social and emotional skills. Through structured and guided play, students learn to connect with others including how to solve problems, work toward an individual or collective goal and improve active listening.
Students also develop their emotional skills in a calmer and more controlled environment.   This category of play is useful for bolstering children’s confidence, encouraging resilience and learning how to cooperate within a team and develop stronger communication skills.
This club is on Friday 2nd Break in Terms 1, 3 and 4.  Students can be teacher directed to this club or students may drop in when there is availability. 
 
 
Student Council is a student leadership opportunity within our school. Student Council’s main role at Coomera State School is to unite the school student  body and promote awareness of the various nationwide recognition days as well as charity organisations that either support people in our community or assist in raising awareness across Australia on health issues such as the Cancer Council, Clean Up Australia Day to name a few examples. Student Council Representatives from Years 4 to 6 are responsible for attending meetings and preparing for community and school events. They are supported in making suggestions on improving our school, promoting extra-curricular activities and being the voice for all students at Coomera State School.