In term 3 we participate in a school-wide ‘Writer’s Festival’ program. The focus this year is comic books, and we have the expert services of industry leader Bernard Caleo, a comic book publisher. Bernard will run workshops for students on how to develop their own comic books and even host a parent night for Mums and Dads to come along with their children to participate in an interactive session together. It is a whole celebration of writing and for students to understand writing comes in many different forms and mediums. Each grade will have a winning entrant and there are lots of prizes and giveaways throughout the festival. Watch this website for the winning comics to be placed here.
We strive to ensure the learning experiences and opportunities we offer at Templestowe Heights are first class. We have developed partnerships within our local community and as a result offer many co-curricular programs that enrich and motivate our students and these include: weekly chess and mahjong club, privately tutored music lessons, garden to kitchen table program, lego robotics, lunch time sport (such as futsal), after-school visual arts class and a school basketball team. See the tabs to the left for more information.
At the time of writing, we are excitedly in the process of establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with Templestowe College. It is such an exciting prospect and we have already established:
- a reading tuition program for our grade 1 students that require additional support
- a dual-school Junior School Council that comprises of elected Primary and Secondary School students who meet twice per year to discuss and act on ideas that can enhance the learning experience and opportunities for our schools
We have several community events that celebrate the achievements of our students – Art Show, School Ball, School Production, Writer’s Festival and the Premier’s Reading Challenge.