At Gilles Street Primary School student voice is highly valued at all levels of schooling. We have a Junior Primary (R-2) and a Primary (3-7) student voice group. There are two representatives elected annually from each class. These students meet once a fortnight to discuss and solve school related issues and plan fundraising for local, national and international charities. They also hold whole school Talk Cafés for whole school consultation and look out for the Splash events.
The school has a strong Performing Arts focus, led by Specialist Teacher, Michael Aquilina. As well as weekly lessons with their class, students have the opportunity to take part in other optional activities.
This choir group is available to students in years 5-7. They practice once per week (with other practices as necessary) and perform at school and community events. The Festival of Music is a highlight event of each year.
This choir group is available to students in years 2-4. They practice once per week (with other practices as necessary) and perform at school events.
This physical music performance group is one of our new ensembles. Open to middle and upper primary students, the group use chairs, rubbish bins and other incidental items to create their music. They caused a sensation at the Festival of Music in 2018 and will be a keenly anticipated act again in 2019.
The school is a member of South Australian Primary School Sporting Activities programme (SAPSASA ) and participate in a variety of inter-school and regional sporting activities across the year. These can vary and are dependent on the skill and availability of staff to coach and train students. In past years these have included basketball, soccer, cricket, football, hockey, swimming, athletics and cross country. Additional information about SAPSASA can be found on the website click here. Out of School Hours Inter-school Sport depends on the interest and support available from families and volunteers. If you are interested in developing a team please contact the school for further information.
We are also involved in a variety of after school sport that is organised by parents and staff.
The coordinator is Mark Tucker. Training is held on Wednesday from 3.30pm to 4.15pm at the Parklands with games on Fridays at Park 17 in the South Parklands at 4.00pm - 5.00pm. The cost for the season is approximately $80, and this includes a refundable $40 deposit which is returned when the playing top and borrowed stick (if applicable) are returned in good order. Players also need shin pads and mouth guards. Students are accompanied to the game by staff from the school.
Coordinator Kate Byron Scott. Games are held on Thursdays at SA Netball, Mile End from 4.00 for training and 4.30 Game COST: $40.00 - $50.00 per person, per term this year we have a 4/5 team and a 6/7 team. All teams are enthusiastic and learning new skills.
Sports Vouchers are now available to subsidise the cost of sporting activities for students.
Information has been provided by previous Minister for Recreation and Sport, Leon Bignell MP, with an explanation of the program here.
A copy of the vouchers can be downloaded here.