As a community school, we offer extensive opportunities – mostly free of charge – through partnerships with various other organisations.
Students can join the Brass program and the School Band. Instruments and tuition are provided by the Salvation Army.
Students may join the Strings program to learn the violin and cello.
Instruments and tuition are provided through the East Geelong Uniting Church and donations from Geelong College.
Sport/PE/ Running Track
We are fortunate to have a fantastic artificial turf Running/Athletics track that is used by the students every day for Sport/PE and also in general free play.
State-of-the-Art Touchscreen Computers and iPads
All computers, laptops and iPads in the school are touchscreen, offering an effective way for students to research, present work and extend their learning. Geelong East Rotary have provide vital support to this program.
We have a dedicated Science room and a great program that involves classes at the school and visits to the Geelong BioLab.
We are fortunate to have four fully functioning playgrounds, each designed for differing age ranges. We are grateful to East Geelong Rotary for set-up assistance and support.
The Lego Club operates out of the open library at lunchtime.
Local Whittington residents contribute in a huge way to our lunchtime gardening club. Thanks to Wayne and Faye, we have a constant supply of fresh vegetables that the children love to eat.
Our senior students really enjoy the opportunity to work with and build friendships with the youngest children in the school.
Student Leadership is a natural extension of our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Saftey. We continually create opportunities for students to demonstrate their leadership skills. School Wide Positive Behaviour Support is the foundation for success in this area.
Kelly Club – Before and After School Program
Every school day, Kelly Club offers an interesting activity based program before and after school that covers everything from cooking, craft, art, games, sports and dance.
Whole School Activity Days
With support from various organisations, we focus on creating several whole-school activities each year. A highlight is our annual trip to the Barwon River Fun Park supported by Leopold Lions.
Book Week Dress-Up Day
Every year we celebrate several dress-up events such as Book Week, Easter Parade, Footy Fever etc. Staff and students all dress up.
Parent and Child Programs
Parents and families participate in the life and programs of our school. For example: our community art sessions invite parents in every week to work with their children in art classes. Parent-Child programs ae supported by Barwon Child Youth and Family.
Subsidised Water Safety / Swimming Program
For minimal charge, all students are able to access a swimming/water safety program each year. This is supported by Leopold Lions.