The school aims to provide a well rounded education, with the philosophy that all students should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential in a challenging, yet safe environment. Our strong values underpin all aspects of the school programs and activities.
Programs at Boisdale Consolidated School:
Visual Arts in a fully equipped art studio with some of the best views in Gippsland. This comprehensive program offers clay, painting, collage, drawing and the opportunity to study art through Sale Art Gallery extension programs and to enter art competitions.
A fully inclusive program that includes:
Aimed at Grade 1 students, Reading Recovery targets students who, after their first year at school, require assistance with literacy skills. This program operates 4 mornings a week for half an hour each student.
Literacy and Numeracy support for Grade 2- 6 students
Literacy and Numeracy assistance is available for small groups and individual students who require extra Literacy and Numeracy support.
Music with Claire Martin in a large well equipped music area encompassing vocal training through song and music production using a large range of instruments.
Instrumental program: the school also offers private musical tuition in guitar with Steve Castles and piano, trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, saxophone and singing lessons with Jenny Shultz .
Learning Indonesian at Boisdale with Bu Tess. The program offers students the opportunity to learn Indonesian and enjoy the rich culture.
Kitchen Garden Program
In 2015 the school saw the completion of a major project to fit a student kitchen into the school so that all students could learn essential nutrition and cooking skills.
The Program reinforces the students’ academic learning across all curriculum areas via the rich medium of the garden and kitchen spaces.
We cater for the whole child:
Extra Curricular programs are those that are offered outside of the regular classroom environment. At Boisdale, these form an extensive range that caters for a wide range of students and their interests.
Foundation/Grade 6 Buddy Program
A buddy program operates for the new foundation students. Grade 6 students are trained to support the new preps as they enter school. They become a significant person in the prep students transition from Kinder to school.
Boisdale Dance Group
The Boisdale Dance Group rehearse once a week and have performed at many community events.
The school boasts 3 full size Marimbas as well as ukuleles and a myriad of other instruments. These form a unique band that perform at key events.
A fantastic bike repair program with 1:1 tuition from a range of volunteers. The renovated bikes are donated to charities. This program offers a practical hands on activity with a real sense of purpose. It also gives students the opportunity to connect with others in the community.
Each Grade 5/6 student becomes a member of a pastoral group which meets once or twice a term. This provides students the chance to meet in small groups and form a relationship with a significant other adult.
The school has been proud to have netball teams compete in the Saturday morning competitions in Sale for the last 9 years. Girls train at school.
The school has a gardening club which operates at lunchtimes. Vegetables are grown, cooked and shared.
During 4th term a musical play is produced with up to 60 of the senior school students involved. These lively, often humorous plays teach students performance skills and help build self esteem and confidence.
Gymnastic skills are taught at the Maffra Gymnastics club during term 4. This is a great opportunity for the students to use these first class facilities.
An onsite solar heated swimming pool is used by students for swimming lessons. These lessons are taught by members of the teaching staff who are fully Austswim trained and accredited instructors.
Inner Health Outer Beauty
Inner Health Outer Beauty is a self esteem and body image program specifically for Grade 6 girls and the Youth Excel program offers Boys Ed for Grade 6 boys.
Student Leadership is viewed as an essential skill and students have many options to show this leadership as they go through the school. Examples of these are Yr 6 kindergarten visits, Junior School Council, School and House Captain positions and Bus Captains
A wide variety of excursions and incursions are offered to support and enhance classroom learning. These include Artistic performances as well leaving the school for educational learning that is linked to the classroom theme.
Camps are currently offered at the Grade 3 -6 level and include a bush camp at Lakewood Park, a city camp in Melbourne and Canberra. These school camps offer students the experience of learning independent living skills while being involved in activities away from school and home.
Megan de Wys