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 student participates in an equestrian program. The program 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.
Students participate in the Instrumental Music Outreach Program. The program is based at Kelvin Grove State College and sees the students engage 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. Our students are currently learning violin, clarinet and trumpet.
Students have the opportunity to join the City Cluster School's high achievers and leadership programs. Students have the opportunity to join students from cluster city schools to extend their knowledge and skills in Writing, Mathematics, Science and The Arts. Leadership legacy projects are presented at the Queensland Academy of Creative Industries (QACI) each year.
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.