Extra-Curricular Activities

Dancesport Challenge

Haberfield Public School participates in the exciting DANCESPORT CHALLENGE.

Selected students from Year 5 participate in 15 weeks of ballroom dance lessons with a professional coach. This culminates in a spectacular Grand Finale competition in Term 3.

Click the link to find out more information about the Dancesport Challenge

Latin

The highly successful Latin program is now in its fourth year. In 2017 students in Years 2 – 6 will again be offered the opportunity to participate in a Latin enrichment program. The aim of the program is to introduce students to the Latin language, provide insight into the structure and grammar of English, enhance and extend English vocabulary and to learn about the Romans and their place in history. The students will work with a tutor from the University of Sydney’s Department of Classics and Ancient History.

Public Speaking

During Semester 1, HPS participates in the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition and Marrickville Networks Public Speaking Competition in Semester 2.

HPS Student Journalism Website

In 2015, Haberfield Public School set up a Journalism Extension Unit as a way to enhance gifted and talented students’ academic and socio-emotional development.

The unit contains a series of cross-stage, ability-based groups that cater for students from Years 1 to 6. These groups have been designed to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented learners by providing students with access to like-minded peers, who share their interest and skills in the area of Journalism.

Television and print articles created by students in the Journalism program can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

HPS Student Journalism Website

Debating

Each year Haberfield Public School’s debating teams compete in the Premier’s Debating Challenge. As part of the program, the students participate in weekly training workshops designed to refine their skills. It provides a great opportunity for students to develop their public speaking skills as they learn to argue a case logically with supporting evidence.

Reading Buddies

In 2012, Haberfield Public School started the Reading Buddies program with the goal assisting students to consolidate strategies acquired during the Reading Recovery program. Year 5 students are trained to tutor younger students who required reading support.

Maths Buddies

In 2017, Haberfield Public School started the Maths Buddies program. This program involves Year 5 students mentoring students in Years 2 and 3 with the goal of refining their mathematical skills. The Year 2 and 3 students meet once a week with their mentor before school where they are provided with opportunities to explore mathematical concepts through hands on and online games.

Robotics

In 2016, Haberfield introduced two trial robotics programs. These initial programs were so successful that in 2017 an additional program was created. Students participating in the programs are provided with opportunities to work collaboratively and independently to:

  • Explore programming concepts
  • Persist with challenging robotics activities
  • Play, create and control their own robotics creations
  • Develop computational thinking skills