Every year we elect 12 leaders who take on a range of responsibilities as House or Vice House Captains. Part of their duty is to assist with early childhood carnivals, lead lunchtime activities, and be a role-model by constantly following the 3 Rs.
Developing leadership in students is one way of encouraging them to see the value of being responsible citizens. The Library is where student leaders learn that good leaders “Know the way”, “Go the way” and “Show the way”. Library Leaders are expected to be committed to our 100 Nights of Reading and to be kind and helpful to everyone who uses the Library.
Approximately 30 students from grades 3 to 6 are peer selected, each year, to become the student voice for the school. The Parliamentarians are key players in communicating to ALL classes in the school, messages regarding behavioural expectations, school needs, and upcoming events. The Student Parliament facilitates fund raising for local and other charities. An annual Norwood Primary walkathon is held and is the major fundraiser of the group, with money being used for school improvements that are directly used by students across the school. Some recent purchases have been outdoor bean bags for extra seating and covering the cricket pitch with artificial turf.
Students are not permitted to be on the Parliament for two consecutive years.
Health and Physical Education
LSSSA Representative Carnivals:
There are 15 state primary schools in Launceston and we are fortunate enough to visit and compete against some or all of them during our ongoing Friday afternoon sports roster or during Swimming, Cross Country, or Athletics carnivals.
Swimming, Cross Country, and Athletics:
Three major carnivals takes place every year with our grade 3-6 students travelling off-site to compete in Cross Country and Athletics. Our swimming carnival is for Grade 5/6 students only and also takes place away from school. These carnivals allow us to prepare and select a school team to compete at the LSSSA level.
Our Kinder – grade 2 students participate in Cross Country and Athletics events that are focused on fun and participation and based at school.
Socrates Café is one of the e-learning programmes that Norwood Primary applies for enrolment each year. Student selection is based on suitability and potential for extension. Socrates Café offers two philosophy based programmes that use a selection of texts or current affairs to stimulate discussion of issues and ideas.
Good reading comes from practice so we encourage all students to practice reading at home and to find books and other material that interest them and inform them about the world. Reading at home gives students an opportunity to put into practice the wide range of strategies that they learn about and trial in class. Rewards are given for achieving important milestones across the year and we celebrate those who successfully complete the challenge of reading for 100, 200 and 300 nights of reading at home
STEAM is an integrated educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, critical thinking and problem solving. Students are given opportunities to take thoughtful risks, engage in practical learning, persist in problem solving, collaborate with others and work through an inquiry model in a creative manner. At Norwood Primary School students engage in STEAM through, coding, computation thinking, robotics and construction such as creating Rube Goldberg machines.
Music and the Arts
Esk Band is a programme which is run by Launceston College at Norwood Primary School and provides students with expert tutoring in the areas of brass, woodwind and percussion. The students rehearse once a week and perform in an end of year concert in late November. Esk Band is open to students in Grades 3-6.
Norwood Primary provides students in grades 3 and 4 with the opportunity to participate in a School Choir. The students rehearse once a week and learn singing technique and repertoire. Our choir highlight has been participating in the Singfest Concerts for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Early Years Programs
Welcome to our Launching into Learning program at Norwood Primary School.
We cater for children from Birth to 4 years of age and their families/carers.
Our programs use play-based learning and creative and stimulating environments to provide rich learning experiences for you and your child.
All sessions are run by qualified Early Childhood teachers.
For further information please contact our school office on 63442533