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Extra-Curricular Information

 
A focus on student participation means that at Glenvale State School we offer a range of extra-curricular programs.
 
Sporting Opportunities
§  Athletics and Swimming Carnivals
Students from Prep to Year 6 have the opportunity to participate in a varying number of track and field events in the school’s Athletics Carnival held over two days in term two. In addition students in years 4-6 have the opportunity to participate in swimming events in the term four Swimming Carnival.
 
§  Cross Country
Cross Country is held in term one and includes events for all students from Prep to Year 6.
 
§  Interschool sport
Interschool sport is offered to students in Years 5 and 6. Students compete against other Toowoomba schools in team sports that include softball, cricket, rugby league, hockey and AFL.
 
§  Development Cup
Glenvale State School senior students have the opportunity to participate in the Rugby League Development Cup each year. This competition is organised by the local NRL development coach and provides an excellent opportunity for seniors to play competitive, full contact rugby league.
 
§  Touch Football- Local and State Competitions
Local and state level sporting opportunities are provided to senior students in the sport of touch football. School representative teams compete at local touch competitions in Dalby and the state competition in Brisbane.
 
§  PE Week
PE Week takes place across the final week of term three. During this week regional development officers and community sporting groups support our school by allowing students to try new sports and develop new skills. Students in all year levels have the opportunity to participate in PE Week activities.
 
Wakakirri
Glenvale competes in the Primary Wakakirri Challenge biennially. Students from years 2 to 6 are encouraged to audition to participate in a  3-7 minute Story Dance in which 50-70 students theatrically tell a story using a combination of dancing, creative movement and acting to pre-recorded music. Students can also volunteer to assist backstage.
 
Reader’s Cup
Students in years 5 and 6 are eligible to compete in the Reader’s Cup state wide competition that occurs once per year. Teams of four students together read a set of books, and then compete with other schools to answer quiz questions from the books.
 
Book week
During book week Glenvale celebrates Australian Children's Literature through book displays and a book character dress up parade. Books, stationary and posters are available to be purchased by parents and students during the week from a pop-up store located in the resource centre, a percentage of the profits from these purchases goes to the school.
 
GRAB (Glenvale Rewards Achieved Behaviour) Day
Students who achieve Gold or Silver level behaviour, through positive behaviour choices during the term, have the privilege of participating in GRAB Day activities. These activities take place towards the end of each term and may involve outdoor novelty games, design/create activities, snow cones/ice cream rewards, dance sessions/lessons and during term four a special screening of a movie at the local cinema.
 
Special Days and Fundraising
Various school groups and committees play an important role in coordinating the special days and fundraising events that occur at Glenvale, these include the Student Council, the Chaplaincy Committee and the P & C Association.
 
Lunch Time and After School Opportunities
Organised lunch time activities and clubs are available to give students structured options for play time. These activities vary from term to term but may include teacher lead games in the hall, Lego Club, Coding Club, Chess Club, Wildlife Club and early years computer skills. The resource centre also allows students to read and borrow books in the library as well as play computer or board games in the computer labs. At various times of the year Art Club is open to small groups of students who meet to create and learn various art skills, once a week, after school.
 
Camps
§  Year 4 Emu Gully
Year 4 students have the opportunity to attend an overnight camp at Helidon’s Emu Gully Adventure Education Centre, where they participate in an ANZAC inspired program that challenges students both individually and in team situations.
§  Year 5 Burleigh Heads
The Year 5 Burleigh Heads camp features a beach oriented outdoor program where students participate in a range of activities which include team raft building, stand up paddle boarding, tubing, canoeing and surfing.
§  Year 6 Canberra
Students in Year 6 have an opportunity to travel to Canberra for a 7 day camp with accommodation at the Australian Institute of Sport. Students visit a number of national museums where they participate in guided tours and interactive workshops/presentations.
Choir
Students in Years 3-6 have the option of becoming a member of the school choir where they can participate in eisteddfods and other local music festivals.
 
Instrumental Music/Band
Students in years 4 to 6 have the opportunity to learn how to play various instruments through the instrumental music program, in addition they can become a member of the school band and participate in eisteddfods and other local music festivals.
 
Literacy and Numeracy Week
Literacy and Numeracy Week highlights the importance of literacy and numeracy skills through a number of special activities and events. These may include individual and group year level maths challenges, year level spelling competitions, maths and art collide competitions, ‘bring your favourite book to school’ day, buddy reading and open classrooms.
 
NAIDOC Celebrations
NAIDOC celebrations take place over one day where the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is shared and celebrated. Glenvale’s upper school Indigenous students play a role in assisting special guests to run activities throughout the day.  
 
Under 8s Day
Under 8s Day celebrates the importance of early learning in Prep to Year 3. Students in these year levels have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of exciting outdoor and indoor activities.
 
Leadership Opportunities
Students in Year 6 have the opportunity to nominate for School Captain, House Captains, Gold Leaders, Prep Leaders and positions on the Student Council. Positions are elected early in term one.