Extra Curriculum Activities

Wellbeing

A very comprehensive Wellbeing Program is implemented to ensure students feel safe and valued at Mentone Park. Every year students are involved in classroom and whole school activities that promote their wellbeing and foster a conducive learning environment.

Kids’ Connect introduces students to all components of the Wellbeing Program at the beginning of the year and encourages the development of strong relationships between peers, teachers and the broader school community.

Students participate in many activities throughout the year that highlight the school’s values, student relationships (Restorative Practices) and Resilience (Bounce Back).

Specific emphasis is placed upon the Bully Prevention and Cybersafety program each year to ensure students are highly skilled in dealing swiftly and effectively with these situations.

Click here to download Bully Prevention Policy

                                     Student Code of Conduct 

                                     Student Attendance 

                                    Student Welfare

                                    Sunsmart 

Passionate Pursuits

Passionate Pursuits is an innovative and creative program to ignite a passion for learning.  Teachers share their interests with the students – showing themselves as learners - and lead students in a voyage of discovery exploring new ideas and pursuits.  Each term teachers present activities they have a passion for which are beyond the traditional curriculum e.g. photography, rap, chess, creative thinking, environmental art, healthy lifestyles. Students then enrol in one of the activity groups and complete activities over a number of weeks.  The activities are based on multi age, interest groups with the focus on engagement and broadening one’s learning and experiences.

Camping and Excursion Program

Mentone Park offers a comprehensive and exciting camps and excursion program to complement the learning at school. Camps and excursions are considered part of the curriculum and assist with developing a students’ educational, physical and social skills. Excursions appropriate to the learning program are included in the curriculum at each level, whilst camps are offered to students in Year 4 (2 nights) and Year 6 (4 nights).

Cooking

As part of our healthy lifestyle and Kids’ Café programs, students at all levels across the school have the opportunity to be involved in cooking programs in the café.  From making “frog in the pond” in the junior grades, to catering a 3 course lunch in the senior grades, our students learn important life skills through this much valued program.

Green Gang

Students in Years 5 and 6 are able to become part of the much lauded Green Gang.  This group of dedicated students and teachers are the main drivers behind our environmental focus.  The Green Gang assists with maintaining our spacious grounds, including the veggie patch and orchards.  They also help with planning and designing open spaces for students, which in 2011 included the construction and landscaping of the Super Adobe Dome.  As well as flexing their green thumbs, this group of students take responsibility for recycling, litter and general care of our outdoor environment.