Experiences beyond the classroom provide an opportunity for students to enhance their school journey and allow students to learn, to have fun, to acquire and develop skills and to establish new relationships with like-minded peers, staff and other adults. JSRACS provides our Primary students with a range of non-competitive, developmental and social activities across all areas, that supports the development of the whole person; Mind, Body and Spirit.

For a full list of co-curricular activities offered at JSRACS, please click on the preferred link below.

STEM

The JSRACS Coding Club provides a fun filled, learning environment that supports students in developing the skills and confidence to create their own computer programmes and games and is currently open to students in Years 3 – 5.

APSMO Maths Olympiad is an invitation only activity for students in Years 5 and 6. This group works through complex mathematical computations and prepares students for participation in the APSMO Maths Olympiad and the Australian Mathematics Competition.

Chess Club is a club for everyone, from novice through experienced, all students are welcome and all will be challenged, perhaps even by a teacher.

SPORT

At JSRACS we believe that participating in sports can be greatly rewarding and beneficial for the mind, body and soul.

Both JSRACS campuses combine for the annual Interhouse Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country carnivals involving all students in Years 3-6. From these carnivals, students are then selected to represent JSRACS in the various inter-school competitions in the State.

Junior primary students are involved in their own Athletics carnival during the year where they are supported by the Year 6 students.

Students in Years 3-6 are encouraged to participate in the intercampus Bookaboro Cup competitions held throughout the year. These competitions are another way of bringing the two campuses together

Junior Primary students are able to participate in the NetSetGo netball program run by Miss Geldenhuys, a Secondary Science Teacher, and students from her dedicated senior girl’s netball team. The program is available for both boys and girls and focuses on developing fundamental sporting skills and teamwork. It is a fun activity that student always look forward to.

100 Club is a running club open to all students in Years 3-6 students and runs for the duration of the year. The aim is for students, and parents, to complete 100kms of running before the end of the school year. Being involved in 100 Club is a fantastic opportunity for students to reach their personal best. It is always rewarding to witness the improvements to students’ overall health and wellbeing through their participation over the course of the year.

CADETS

JSRACS is one of only a few schools in the state that offers the Cadet program, River Rangers to students in Years 5 and 6We are offering in 2019 Yr 5 & Yr 6 students the opportunity to participate in the cadet program River Rangers.

River Rangers seeks to engage and educate the next generation of children to help us protect our local rivers. It aims to empower students to make positive change to their local communities and waterways and ultimately, their local river park. River Rangers allows students to actively investigate local issues and design, evaluate and share the results of their projects with other schools and the wider community.

Students can be involved in a great range of fun activities including;

  • Abseiling
  • Rock Climbing
  • Weekend camp
  • First aid
  • Working safely in nature
  • Team building skills

River Rangers meet Mondays afternoons during the school term from 3.45pm – 5.30pm on the Mirrabooka Campus and there is no additional cost to parents.

If you would like to know more – or are interested in joining us, please contact the Cadet Coordinator Mrs Carleen Edwards  on 92479364 or [email protected]

THE ARTS

At JSRACS, a love of the Arts is fostered from an early age. Creativity and imagination are nurtured and encouraged by passionate teaching staff across all areas of the curriculum.

The Arts Program aims to challenge, excite and inspire students to build their confidence and further develop their abilities in the Visual Arts, Music and Drama.

Visual Arts

At JSRACS students is given the opportunity to explore their artistic ability and express themselves through the visual arts by pushing the boundaries of creativity. We welcome you to join one of our many art and creativity clubs on offer.

Music

JSRACS offers a rich and dynamic music program that encourages your child to express themselves and gain a deep understanding of cultural life. We aim to involve, develop and maintain your child’s interest in, and love of, music through the classroom curriculum, individual lessons, School concerts, Interhouse Music competitions and a number of bands and choirs.

Drama

At JSRACS your child will experience the many opportunities and possibilities of Drama and the Performing Arts through a broad range of curricular and extra-curricular performance activities.

We have a proud reputation for excellence in the performing arts and are one of the only schools in WA that offers drama as a subject from Kindergarten through to Year 12. The Primary Musical and Junior Primary Nativity play are always a highlight for the year. If students are not confident on the stage then there are many opportunities for them to develop their skills as part of the student backstage crew at one of our many yearly performances.

Dance

As with Drama, JSRACS students have the opportunity to participate in dance classes from an early age and with the support of the cocurricular clubs in Years 3 – 6 the dance community is thriving. Students have the opportunity to be involved in the Groove and Move, Boys Dance group and Let’s Dance club.

CULTURE

Participation in the Cooking club is offered to students from Year 3 to Year 6 at both campuses. The students have an opportunity to cook a wide range of delicious treats from Lemonade Scones to Moroccan Sausage Scrolls.  The students are encouraged to fully participate in every aspect of the cooking process; setting up their cooking stations, collecting the equipment, preparing and cooking all the ingredients, the big clean up at the end and, of course, eating their delicious creations and sharing them with their families!

Students also have the opportunity to participate in Project Vineyard which aims to develop a piece of previously unused land to create a nature play area for the students at the Mirrabooka campus.