Clubs at Parkerville
Reading and Lego Club
Before school, every morning, the library is opened at 8.10am and students are invited to come in and read or construct Lego for 20 minutes before the school day begins.
The benefits of reading and providing opportunities for students to read:
- Reading develops learner autonomy;
- Reading enhances general language competence;
- Reading helps develop general, world knowledge;
- Reading extends, consolidates and sustains vocabulary growth;
- Reading helps improve writing.
The benefits of constructing using Lego:
- Development of fine motor skills;
- Builds creativity and design skills;
- Develops problem solving and mathematical thinking;
- Encourages persistence, confidence and planning.
Basketball (Terms 1 and 4) or Footy and 4-Square Club (Terms 2 and 3)
Most mornings at 8.10am, the Basketball or Footy and 4-square Clubs are in full swing either on the basketball courts or on the oval. Mr Hall and Mrs Nunn are on duty and students can come down and hone their shooting or kicking skills or just socialise with other students in a fun atmosphere whilst building some fitness. The benefits are many:
- Fine and gross motor development;
- Improvement in dexterity and coordination;
- Improvement in attentional focus and reactions;
- Development of endurance, fitness and aerobic capacity.
Running Club is confined to second and third term to assist students to prepare for the cross country and athletics events that occur in these terms. Students are encouraged to achieve through the 100s club medals and trophies that are awarded for milestones in distances. The benefits to students are very positive:
- Cardiac health is greatly increased
- Running boosts immunity which is valuable in the winter months;
- Research suggests it can boost memory.
- Improve the mood and improve self-esteem.
- Build stronger bones.
- Get an energy boost.