At Jells Park Primary School we offer a wide range of extra curricular activities to all year levels. No matter what your child’s interests there is likely to be something on offer that will excite them. We actively encourage all students to participate in as many activities as they can as it enhances their overall educational experience.
Every year Jells Park Primary School competes in the Energy Breakthrough Challenge.
The Energy Breakthrough has provided opportunities for students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and construct a vehicle, a machine or innovation in technology that will represent an ‘energy breakthrough’. Jells Park has a wonderful reputation as consistently performing to a high level in the Challenge.
Every second year Jells Park Primary School participates in Wakakirri.
Wakakirri is Australia’s largest Performing Arts Event for schools with separate events for Primary and Secondary schools. Each year schools across Australia create Story Dances for Wakakirri that reflect student’s thoughts, ideas and aspirations. These stories are performed in professional theatres in front of the official ‘Wakakirri Panel’ who are searching for ‘Story of the Year’.
In 2018 Jells Park won the Primary Division 1 award in Victoria and won Best Historical Story at National level.
State School Spectacular
Every second year (alternating with Wakakirri) Jells Park Primary School participates in the State School Spectacular. This year Jells Park will participate in both the Choir and Dance components of the spectacular.
The 2019 Victorian State Schools Spectacular will be staged at Hisense Arena on Saturday 14 September 2019.
As one of the largest recurring productions in Australia, the Victorian State Schools Spectacular brings together over 3000 school students performing as a 64 piece orchestra, 1300 voice choir, 1200 mass dancers, 30 lead vocalists, 16 principal dancers, 20 ensemble dancers, eight backing vocalists, roller skaters, puppeteers and much more.
Participating students have the opportunity to work with industry professionals including Creative Director Neill Gladwin, Musical Director Chong Lim AM and Dance Director Deon Nuku, (Scooby Doo, Happy Feet, Moulin Rouge).
Maths Talent Quest
The Maths Talent Quest is an annual activity run by the Maths Association of Victoria. The competition focuses on students doing an investigation into something from their life, fostering the belief that maths is everywhere if we look for it! Past projects have been based on volcanoes, dinosaurs, cooking, sports, sleepovers, gardening, picture story books and the list goes on!
Students work on their projects over the course of Term 2 before projects are judged in Term 3. Projects can be done as individuals, small groups or as a class. Jells Park has a reputation of producing outstanding projects with many distinctions and high distinctions awarded each year. We have also been fortunate enough to have several projects recognised as national winners in their category. The school has also been awarded an ‘Outstanding Schools Award’ the last 5 years in a row.
At Jells Park Primary School there are two choirs. Junior choir with students from Foundation to Level 2 and Senior Choir with students from Level 3 to Level 6. Both choirs are open to anyone who wants to join, with weekly rehearsals held during school hours.
Each year the choirs have performance opportunities including:
- Open Night
- Performing Arts Showcase (once every two years)
- Whole-School Concert
The NEVR Choir is made up of students from schools from the North Eastern Victorian Region that come together for the NEVR Youth Concert annually. Students from Level 5 and 6 have the opportunity to participate from Jells Park. Students rehearse and perform with students from other schools. Rehearsals run throughout Terms 1 and 2 and the final performance is held at the prestigious Hamer Hall, in Melbourne’s Arts Centre.
Tournament of Minds
Levels 3 to 6 students have the opporutnity to join a team that writes and performs a problem-solving act that is presented in front of an audience and a panel of judges.
Jells Park offers Schoolaerobics to students in Levels 4 and 5. Schoolaerobics is the largest inter-school Sportaerobic competition for Primary School students throughout Australia. The aim of Schoolaerobics is to provide our students with an avenue to improve their fitness, confidence, health and self-esteem through participation in a healthy and fun competition. The students develop co-ordination, flexibility and team work through their practises and competition
The students are taught an aerobics routine and need to master fundamental skills. They perform their routine against a number of other schools. Jells Park has been very successful with one team even making National level, competing in Queensland and winning medals.