NEGS Junior School encourages all students to participate in active fitness and sports. The School’s program aims to encourage every student to participate in physical activity for fun and enjoyment at any level of which they are capable. Our program comprises of four elements:
Our programs aim to:
We aim for all students to develop their skills and enjoyment in their chosen areas of co-curricular sport at NEGS Junior School. The chance to be part of a team and to understand friendly competition is an important aspect of social development. Our students are provided with opportunities to develop individual and team skills in a variety of sports including netball, hockey, basketball, swimming and equestrian. Under specialist supervision students are taught general grooming, horse care and riding skills at the state-of-the-art NEGS Equestrian Centre.
|Touch Football||Years 2-6||Term 1 & 4||Wednesday
|Basketball||Years 3-6||Term 1 & 4||Wednesday
“The Den” Armidale High School
|School shorts and basketball singlet|
|Netball||Years 3-6||Term 2 & 3||Wednesday
Armidale Netball Courts
|PE shirt and St John’s skirt|
|Hockey||Years 2-6||Term 2 & 3||TBA||Saturday
UNE Hockey Fields
|PE Shirt, St John’s skirt and hockey socks. Shin guards, mouth guard, and hockey stick|
|Soccer||Kindergarten and Year 1||Term 2 & 3||Wednesday
|PE shirt and shorts, socks, soccer boots, mouth guard and shin guards|
|Swimming||Transition||Specialised swimming lessons weekly for learn to swim|
|Swimming||K-2||K-2 Learn to Swim lessons will take place in Term 1 and Term 4|
|Swimming||Years 3-6||Swim and Survive will take place during Term 4 for Sport|
|Gymnastics||T-6||Gymnastics program takes place during Term 3 for Sport|
|Equestrian||K – 6||Private, group and sport activities will be offered throughout the year|
Players’ code of conduct
Parents’ code of conduct
Spectators’ code of conduct
NEGS Junior School offers a varied high-quality extra-curricular program. Choral and instrumental ensembles cater for all ability levels. Extra-curricular programs are run by highly qualified music staff with the support of specialist visiting teachers.
Most students choose to specialise on an instrument or voice, undertaking private lessons, group classes or sectional tutorials. Lessons are available in:
Students perform regularly in assemblies, Showcase Concerts, and Twilight Concerts as well as yearly events such as Celebration of Learning, Carol Service and musical productions. Performance opportunities and making music for others are treated as integral aspects of student development and individual students are catered for at a level that is appropriate to their abilities and experience.
Our Junior School Music program has very strong links with the wider musical community, including New England Conservatorium of Music (NECOM) and regularly participates in large scale, high profile performance projects such as New England Sings!
Music scholarships are offered each year to students who demonstrate high achievement and commitment to individual lessons and ensemble work. Enquiries regarding scholarships can be made with the Music Department.
Mud Club is held every Monday between 3.30 and 4.30 in the NEGS Art room. Mud Club provides the students with a fun, supportive and creative outlet. The children are provided with a short demonstration and can choose to follow the set plan or can simply create their own design. Clay offers our budding potters a lovely sensory experience, fine motor strength and a joyful opportunity to create.
Beginning in Term 2 this year, NEGS Junior School has been offering an exciting new STEM co-curricular program. This after school activity embraces an interdisciplinary approach by combining Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through a range of hands-on activities designed to allow to students to learn through construction and exploration.
What separates STEM from traditional Science and Math education is the blended learning environment and the capacity to show students how the scientific method can be applied to everyday life. It teaches students computational thinking and focuses on the real world applications of problem solving.
STEM Club is an exciting opportunity to pique students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in preparation for future endeavours.
NEGS Junior School students have the opportunity to learn French from Kindergarten to Year 6 and reap the many benefits of language learning.
Our specialist program is based on the Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM), which uses stories, songs, crafts and games to rapidly develop students’ fluency. The AIM gestural approach, where each word is paired with a specific action, supports all students in their learning. Click here to learn more about the AIM.
Why study a language?
Primary School is the ideal time to learn a new language as young students do not have the inhibitions older students may have when it comes to mimicking foreign sounds. Students gain a great sense of accomplishment when speaking in French – it is like learning to crack a code! Role-play activities performed in front of an audience also develop self-confidence and strong interpersonal skills.
Not only does learning a foreign language improve children’s understanding of English, it also increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of mind in young children. Today’s children have to find their footing in our global society. Learning about different traditions and customs helps students appreciate other cultures and broadens their horizon.
Language Learning facilities
Students have access to our newly fitted French classroom – a vibrant space entirely dedicated to language learning with:
At NEGS Junior School, students are encouraged to grow emotionally, academically and spiritually. The Christian Studies program aims to grow students in all of these areas as the biblical text is studied and students are encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of life, God and themselves.
Each week the bible stories are brought to life in a fun, engaging and interactive chapel service. The biblical text is presented in a wide variety of approaches aimed to engage all individual styles of student learning. Music plays an integral part in our chapel services with stories and teachings being brought to life in song.
Students also attend a weekly Christian Studies lesson of 45 minutes duration. As well as informing students of the historicity of the bible, lessons aim to encourage students to value the teachings of Jesus in loving each other and looking to Christ as a role model of Godly living.