Wyoming Public School

Opportunity, Achievement, Community

Telephone02 4325 2181

Emailwyoming-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Extra Curricular Activities

Public speaking and debating

Students have the opportunity to participate in our school public speaking competition. Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 prepare and present a speech on a given topic. Winners from each stage then present their speeches to the school community. These students then present their speech at the Hunter/Central Coast Regional Public Speaking Competition.

Our debating teams participate in the New South Wales Premier's Debating challenge each year. Students enjoy debating against other schools and learn many important skills for public speaking and reasoning.

Environment club

Every Monday and Tuesdays from 12.45 pm – 1.30 pm, students meet to be part of Wyoming Public School's Environment Club. Students prepare and create vegetable gardens, using our new hot house and maintaining our worm farms.

Other activities include repairing gardens, regenerating bushland and beautifying the school.

Gosford City Council provides the school with either one hundred tube stock plants or several larger specimens each year for our projects through their nursery.

Toyota Gosford sponsors our school's National Tree Day and through this sponsorship we receive approximately 100 plants, gloves, stakes and plastic barriers.

Students also learn how to care for the environment, plant and nurture plants and educate the rest of the school about environmental issues.

Sustainability and reduction of our ecological footprint is encouraged throughout the school. All classes have yellow recycling boxes for paper and a white bin for the composting of fruit and vegetables in our worm farm.

Band

This year Wyoming Public School will be starting a school band. All students who learn a musical instrument out of school are welcome to join. We currently have a trombonist, violinist, pianist, bongo player, xylophonist and guitarist. See Mrs Rogers for further details.

Science club

Any budding scientists are welcome to attend Science club with Mr Walter every Thursday during lunchtime. Students will have an opportunity to engage in hands-on science experiments with lots of testing, constructing and designing. This year students will enter the Toyota Dream Car competition, with students designing futuristic vehicles. All students from 3-6 are welcome to attend.

Choir

This year is the Central Coast Festival. Students from 42 local schools will be learning a variety of songs to perform at The Arthouse in Wyong at the end of the year. Choir rehearsals are every Wednesday with Mrs Rogers during lunchtime.

Homework centre

The Homework Centre runs every Wednesday from 2.45 - 4.15pm. The centre caters for students in years 3-6. Year 2 students are invited to participate in our Homework Centre during Term 4 only. Students are involved in a range of activities to support their learning in a fun and enjoyable environment. Students enjoy learning a variety of technology based skills including how to safely use the internet and access meaningful educational websites and learning games.

Shared, modelled and guided reading are an integral part of the program. Specific time is spent developing reading fluency and comprehension. To enhance basic maths facts students enjoy utilising maths resources and games to improve fast fact recall.

If you would like your child to attend the Homework Centre please contact Mrs Lois Gillett via the school.