After school activities (ASA)
We are very fortunate at Samford State School to be able to offer our students a large variety of after school activities.
We engage external parties to provide tuition in a variety of fields. Courses run on a term by term basis on school grounds from 3.15pm for approximately one hour per week.
Registration and detailed course information can be obtained directly from the tutor.
Christmas Textiles (Helen Evans)
will be learning simple embroidery stitches to make Christmas themed textile
art. Embroidery is perfect for fine motor skills, concentration and perception.
If your child is a previous student will be showing them new stitches to extend
their knowledge. As a bonus, embroidery is a rediscovered skill in the
mindfulness movement, the ultimate slow art...
Christmas Paper Mache (Helen Evans)
Christmas themed paper mache, we'll be making some fun art using recycled materials. The results are always amazing. Paper mache may be simple but is great for developing fine motor skills and 3D modelling techniques.
Grasshopper Soccer (Mauricio Marino)
Grasshopper Soccer program is a great complement to club soccer or a good alternative for those parents who want their kids to focus on developing skills without exposing them to competition. Children are divided into 3 groups according to age and skill level: Intro to Micro (5-6 yo), Micro (6-8 yo) and Micro Plus (8-12 yo). Participants will learn new ball skills every week with 3 fun and challenging games which will then culminate in a 'Big Game' of 3v3, 4v4 or 5v5. Kids from Micro Plus will be playing more challenging games that will teach them more about team play and positioning on the field, while still keeping the fun in the game.
brain muscle! Playing chess
requires strategic and critical thinking. It helps promote prefrontal cortex
development and helps children make better
decisions in all areas of life. All skill levels from beginner to advanced are
Yoga (Vicki Murtagh)
Resilience through the Physical Challenges - Children's Yoga. This term at yoga
the children will use the life skill of yoga, meditation and breathing to
discover how through working on physical challenges one can become resilient
and build capabilities within themselves. This term is back by demand as the
children love to explore how they are developing and enhancing their own
strength, flexibility and ability to then apply themselves to things they find
challenging. This also develops a great sense of self-esteem as the children learn
to accept their bodies and where they are in regards to each posture. Topics
such as self-worth, inner resources, developing capacity, and developing a
deeper understanding of oneself will be integrated into a fun, interactive, challenging,
inspiring and captivating term course. Developing the ability to stand strong
within your life regardless of circumstances is crucial for children's development.
Yoga is a wonderful art that allows children to develop their capabilities
without competition or comparison.
Guitar (Rob Reeves)
The after school guitar program will resume in term 3. Students learn how to read music, play together, and strum some simple chords. All material are provided, but each student must have their own guitar. A guitar tuner is also very helpful. Tutor Rob Reeves is a professional musician and guitar teacher.
Tuesday classes will commence on Tues 28 July (Week 3) and finish on Tues 8 Sept (Week 9). Because of the student free day scheduled for Friday 4 Sept, Friday lessons will begin in Week 2, on Friday 24 July. They will end in Week 9 on Fri 11 Sept. There will be no lesson on Friday 4 Sept due to the pupil free day. Lessons run from 3:10 to 4:10 in the music room. Students who haven't been meeting by Zoom this term will need to re-enrol. New students are also welcome.