At Labrador State School we believe there are many components that go into making us a great school. One of these components is the availability for our children to join many smaller clubs and or societies within the school and this involvement assists in the 'overall' development of the children.
Body Brains Confidence (BBC):
Let's get Labrador kids fit, strong and healthy.
Students (prep to year 6) wanting to improve their fitness and have fun at the same time can do so by coming to our BBC exercise morning. BBC stands for Body, Brains and Confidence. Students will participate in a 45 minute circuit training program, focusing solely on improving levels of fitness.
All age groups are welcome and exercise starts at 7:45am sharp every Friday morning. Students will meet Ms Sharp and other staff at the hall/oval at 7:45am. If students start an exercise circuit, it is expected that they stay the full length of time and participate until the end of the circuit.
Students participating in the BBC exercise program also receive a healthy, hearty breakfast from Brekky Club for only $1.00 (gold coin donation). We are fortunate to have our weekly milk donated by Norco.
Any parents with a fitness background who would like to donate their time on a Friday morning by helping supervise fitness circuits or parents wishing to lend a hand to the Brekky Club team can email the coordinator.
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Labrador State School has had a Chess Club running for the last 5 years. Students meet and challenge each other every Monday at second lunch. Once a term there is also the opportunity to participate in Interschool Chess as a team. This is a fantastic game for developing strategic critical thinking skills.
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At Labrador State School we have a strong desire to assist in the sustainability of the local environment through a variety of strategies. The first is the recycling of food scraps for worm farms and compost bins. Each year level has its own bin from Prep to Year 7.
Batteries are recycled with each class having a battery bin and they in turn are taken to Battery World for recycling when full.
We also recycle ink cartridges that in turn become park benches, rulers and biros. Bottles, cans and glass are separated from children's and staff lunches as well.
One of our Year 6 classes manages the recycling of old mobile phones and all classes are encouraged to turn off their lights at morning tea and lunch in order to reduce their carbon footprint. Optiminds:
The Optiminds challenge is a problem-solving event for participants from the ages of 6 to adult. Through participation, students develop enterprise; critical and creative thinking skills; sustainable thinking; cooperative problem solving; time; teamwork and communication skills.
Primary students complete a Long Term and a Spontaneous Thinking Challenge. Teams are given six weeks to solve an open-ended Challenge and then on the day the solution is dramatised and then presented to a panel of judges and an audience.
Our school has been involved in the Optiminds challenge for the past eleven years and along the way we have received numerous awards- ‘Spirit of Optiminds' and also Honours. The children find it challenging, rewarding and lots of fun.