Mountain State School endeavours to provide a variety of extra-curricular
activities to suit the needs of all students, and make the most of our school’s
resources and facilities.
of the activities listed on this page are conducted by external specialised
suppliers and occur outside of school hours, with some of them incurring a
supervision for the activities is encouraged, particularly for younger students
who will need to be picked up from their classrooms and walked to the activity.
information for any of these programs can be made through the
by a fully-qualified and experienced yoga instructor, these 45 minute sessions
help children to develop body awareness, learn stress management techniques,
improve their concentration and provide an opportunity to strengthen and
stretch their bodies. Yoga
lessons do incur a fee per term.
After school art class
an additional creative outlet for students, this 60 minute class gives children
an alternative way to develop their creativity, imagination, fine motor skills
and self-expression. The act of visually learning and creating is also
important to visual-spatial skills, and American studies show that a
correlation between young people who participate regularly in the arts are more
likely to be recognised for academic achievement than those who do not. Art classes are
paid upfront for the entire term and include all equipment and art supplies.
After school tutoring
is a free program for students in the school who have been identified by
teachers as needing extra support. In this instance, the child will receive an
invitation from the school to attend the tutoring and then receive personalised
one-on-one time with a Teacher Aide to develop the student’s specific area of
Music Bus is a one-stop musical education experience that brings the classroom,
teacher and instruments into schools throughout Australia. It is an actual bus
that comes onto the school grounds, offering weekly 30 minute modern and
rock-style courses in keyboard, drums, guitar, ukulele and rock band. While Buderim Mountain State School students
already receive a 30 minute music lesson as part of the school curriculum, this
is an opportunity to further develop and explore children’s passion for music
at a low cost.
on the school’s own two tennis courts, and run by professional tennis coaches
on a Tuesday and Thursday morning before school, this is an opportunity for
young tennis enthusiasts to further interact with the sport without the need
for parents to shuttle children between school and lessons. Tennis coaching is
available to all students from prep to year 6.
in prep to year 6 are invited to play with the Buderim Firebirds netball team.
Training takes place on our school netball courts, however most competitions take
place on Saturdays off-site. For more information visit the Buderim
Firebirds website or contact the school administration office.
an opportunity for boys and girls to learn all the basics of Australian
Football, Auskick is also helping children to develop their motor skills and
learn team skills. Each year, AFL development officers come to Buderim Mountain
State School to work with select students over the course of 8 weeks. More
information about Auskick can be found on the AFL
popular Queensland Rugby Union program allows primary school-aged boys and
girls to work with professional coaches to develop their rugby skills after
school hours. Participant age groups are 5-7 years (Little Legends), 8-9 years
(Junior Champs) and 10-11 years of age (Future Stars). All training sessions
take place on our own school oval. To register phone 1300 753 733 or visit the Rookies2Reds
a week, students of Buderim Mountain State School are invited to participate in
a group walk to school event, run in collaboration with the Buderim Police
Beat, the Lion’s Club and Heritage Bank. Participants meet in a central
location and then walk together as a group, enabling community connection,
promoting physical activity and also providing an opportunity for children to
save money, with the Heritage Bank offering children a $1 reward per walk,
which is deposited into the child’s savings account after ten walks.
school Chaplain, Chappy Dave, works with local community members to provide a
weekly breakfast program at no cost,
available to all school students from 8am every Monday. Minimal supervision is
provided, and parents are not required to attend.