Uraidla Primary School students are entitled to the range of curriculum lessons as prescribed by the Australian Curriculum. These lessons are delivered by class teachers and specialist teachers in a range of subject areas within a timetable that provides for uninterrupted Literacy and Numeracy blocks of time each morning.
Specialist teaching in Science, PE, Indonesian and the Arts is provided to all students each week with all students receiving the requisite amount of time for each subject.
Extra Curricular Activities
Year 6/7 teacher, Sallie Griffin, coaches our debating team which competes at Pulteney Grammar through the winter terms. Sallie also supports the Readers Cup teams which has their competition in November.
SAPSASA / Lightning Carnival
Students from Years 7 down to 5 participate in South Australian Primary Schools Sports Association (SAPSASA) events including athletics, cross country, netball, football, cricket, swimming and soccer, competing against other schools in the Hills Region. Each September our school hosts the Hills SAPSASA Lightning Carnival with students from all over the Hills coming to compete in round robin competitions of football, soccer and netball over three days.
The Pedal Prix Team has raced the last nine years in the races at Victoria Park and Murray Bridge. Participating in the team has built resilience as well as fitness and a sense of teamwork as the students manage the team during the races.
We also have a parents’ team which races in the Masters category alongside the students. It’s a lot of fun.
Choir and Music
The school choir performs at the Festival of Music in Adelaide as well as at Summerhill Aged Facility, the Kindy Fete, the Uraidla Show and at their own Choral night. They also perform at the school’s end-of-year concert.
Choir is compulsory for Years 4-6with practice held each Friday.
About 15 students learn trumpet, trombone, clarinet and flute through the DECD Instrumental Music Service. As an ensemble they have performed with the Uraidla Concert Band and in our end of year concert.
Private providers also teach drums piano and guitar and there is an enthusiastic drum ensemble in the school with students from year 1 to year 5 participating.
Year 7 annual trip to Canberra.
Year 6/7 aquatics camp in February.
Year 4/5 zoo snooze every second year.
Whole-of-school camp every second year.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
All Uraidla, students participate in the Premier’s Reading Challenge with many of our students achieving their gold medals in the last two years. Follow this link to more information about the Premier’s Reading Challenge.
We have had many students achieve Champion and Legend status in the Reading Challenge.
Year 5 to 7 students may participate in the Readers Cup Competition held at Crafers Primary School. The Readers Cup is a competition in which teams of school students read a set of books, then compete against each other, based on their knowledge and interpretation of the books. The aim of Readers’ Cup is to encourage all children – not just ‘good readers’ – to read, and to
enjoy what they read. It is also a way to reward enthusiastic readers in the context of a team activity. The teams manage all elements of the competition themselves, without teacher or parent input. The competition is co-ordinated by their teacher Sallie Griffin.