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Extra-curricular

At Hendra State School, we endeavour to provide our students with as many diverse learning opportunities as possible.  The school prides itself on being able to offer our students a range of different activities ranging from cultural and sporting activities to activities designed to add to the educational experience at Hendra State School.  These activities include:

  • Hendra State School is unique in that each class undergoes a five week horse-riding/familiarisation program in conjunction with the Doomben Polo Academy.  The program, undertaken on the school grounds, aims primarily to increase student willingness to undertake challenges and be more confident in approaching tasks that appear too difficult to attempt.  We believe this has a 'flow on' effect to the classroom, as children who are prepared to undertake and attempt tasks they consider difficult are more likely to successfully engage and complete these activities thereby greatly enhancing the learning opportunities for all students.
  • All students from prep to Year 6 attend swimming classes with our Physical Education teacher. Swimming occurs in terms 1 and 4 and is based on the Royal Life Saving Society Water Course.
  • Hendra State School has become an active member of City Districts Sports.  City Districts Sports organises sporting activities amongst schools in the City Districts.  City Districts holds gala days of sport, in which our small school participates in Austag, a type of touch football.  There are two sets of gala days each year, each lasting for three days over a period of six weeks.
  • As well as participating in the City Districts Gala Days, Hendra State School promotes participation in trials of various sports for representation in the City Districts Teams. These sports include: rugby league, swimming, cross country and netball to name a few.  Students between 10 and 12 are encouraged to attend.
  • Students in the upper class attend a school camp as part of their educational experience at Hendra State School.  This year the students went to Maroon OEC to develop their leadership and team building skills.
  • Students at Hendra State School are participating in the Instrumental Music Outreach Program.  The program based at Kelvin Grove State College sees the students participate in online sessions with an instrumental music teacher once a week, with regular visits over the year.  Students are also invited to attend music camps.  Students at Hendra State School are this year learning flute, clarinet, trumpet and drums.  Students in years 4 - 6 are invited to join.
  • The annual ICAS Tests from the UNSW are available for students in years 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are welcome to participate in the UNSW tests held every year. There is a cost involved in participation in these events.