The K-Series (Kid- Series) is a St Brigid’s initiative providing a variety of extracurricular programs while at the school. They are designed to meet the needs and interests of all of our students, covering a wide range of their personal interests. While most have specific aims the main goal is to allow students to develop skills beyond the classroom curriculum.
The K-series provides students with the opportunity to develop social and emotional skills while also building confidence and life skills.
K-Cook encourages students to experience specific practical hands on based learning. At the heart of K-Cook, is our focus on social and emotional learning through the skills of being creative and utilising cooking techniques, planning and completing cooking projects for enjoyment. Students are provided with coaching in social interactions and building relationships with fellow students. They are exposed to situations that allow sharing, conversation and interaction with numerous staff and students from a range of year levels. This allows them to broaden their social peer group while also developing relationships with different staff across the school who they feel comfortable interacting with. K-Cook operates twice a week with a senior and junior group.
K-Shed encourages students to experience specific practical hands on based learning. At the heart of K-Shed, is our focus on social and emotional learning through the skills of utilising tools and planning and completing projects for learning. Students are provided with coaching in social interactions and building relationships with fellow students. It allows children to develop skills to apply to life experience and complete projects centred on their individual interests or to improve facilities and resources we have within the school. Students are encouraged to discuss, collaborate and experiment with ideas for their projects which develop their communication skills. K-Shed operates twice a week with a senior and junior group.
K-Garden encourages children to develop their interest in garden design during a weekly lunch time session. This group was developed from interests of a core group of students who wanted to improve the ambiance of the vegetable garden area. It was an extension from work covered in the 3/4 curriculum which the students wanted to continue throughout the year and now beyond.
K-Space was set in place at the beginning of 2014 to enable a quiet and indoor environment for recess times. K-Space aims to provide students with an alternative area at lunchtime which is quieter and not as physically active. Students choose to play chess, read, play cards, build with Lego, colour or draw, and play with other quiet activities.K-Space operates two lunchtimes per week throughout the school year. It is open to all interested students from Prep – Year 6
K-Art is for students in years 3 to 6 and is held one lunch time per week.
K-Art provides students with extra time to expand their skills, imagination and to play with media and materials. It is a time for those who are genuinely interested to extend and explore those interests in a smaller group situation. It is also an opportunity for those with like interests to share across age groups. Sewing, construction, collage, painting and drawing are some activities that are explored by students in K-Art. Students are encouraged to attend and commit to a term so that they can complete activities and explore and bring their ideas to life.
K-Sport is a lunchtime sports activity that provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills, sportsmanship and confidence through organised games.
It is provided once a week throughout the school year and open to all all year levels on an alternate roster.
K-Choir operates one lunchtime per week throughout the school year. It is open to all interested students from Prep – Year 6.
Students are then given opportunities to develop music skills, a love of singing and then perform for the wider school community at school Assemblies, liturgies and talent shows.