Our Camping program runs annually in Grade 5 and Grade 6. In Grade 5 our students visit the Phillip Island Adventure Resort for three days, participating in activities such as Giant Swing, Raft Making, Canoeing, Archery, Ponding and Circatron. In Grade 6, our students travel to The Summit in Trafalgar East for three days, exploring more challenging outdoor activities such as High Wire, The Cave, Flying Fox, Giant Swing, Laser Tag and Wombat Hole, culminating in The Monster Course on the final day.
The Templeton Primary School Chess Program is an integral part of our school. Students in Grade 2 – 6 have the opportunity to participate in fully immersive Chess lessons with Wayne, our specialist Chess teacher. Our school is highly successful in district and regional Chess competitions, with our various awards visible in our trophy cabinet.
Mentoring Gifted Kids is an in-school extra-curricula program specifically designed to mentor children identified as gifted, assisting them to accept and further understand themselves as gifted people.
Kristy Phang is the coordinator of our Gifted Insights program that runs on Thursdays and Fridays in Room 30. If you are interested in enrolling your child, contact Miss Phang on 9801 7450.
Gifted: which children are gifted?
Whilst there is no universally accepted definition of giftedness, ‘outstanding potential and innate ability’ (Gagne) is a clear starting point.
A child may express this natural ability intellectually, creatively, socially and/or physically in ways noticeably different to children of the same age.
Although all gifted children have the potential to perform at a significantly higher level than their age-peers, their level of ability may be considered on a scale of mildly to extremely gifted. High to extreme levels of giftedness are rare, however about 10% of children may fall within the full range.
Our Instrumental Music Program runs every Thursday in the Community Room. Students in Grade 3-6 have the opportunity to learn clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, flute and percussion in 30 minute group lessons with Taliya Blom from Musicorp. Once students have reached a discretionary level of competence, they are eligible for the Templeton Band, which has before school rehearsals and performs at assemblies and events.
Vicky Howse runs our Violin program on Wednesdays in the Community Room. Students in Grade 1-6 can receive individual or group lessons in the Community Room, with the opportunity to perform in the Templeton Band and the Templeton String Ensemble, who rehearse on Wednesdays at lunchtime.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Instrumental Music Program, please contact Pam Wood on 9801 7450, or Musicorp on 1300 858 911.