TOM offers teams of students the opportunity to solve authentic, open-ended challenges that foster creative, divergent thinking whilst developing collaborative enterprise, excellence and teamwork.
Challenges are set in the following disciplines... The arts, language literature, social sciences and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
In 2018, Bogangar Public School entered 2 teams - one in the arts and one in STEM.
Far North Coast Dance Festival
The Far North Coast Dance Festival is an annual event that involves over 1100 students from public, primary and high schools in the Tweed, Murwillumbah and Lismore districts.
Each year we enter 3 dance troupes of students from Years 2-6. Students are engaged in a variety of dance forms, including hip-hop, contemporary and jazz. Students learn to move their body rhythmically in a fun enjoyable environment. Performing for peers, friends and family is a highlight of the school year. Teachers and students rehearse during recess, lunch and sport sessions in Semester 1.
The students performed incredibly well and should be proud of all their hard work, putting together a truly beautiful piece.
Premier's Debating Challenge
The Premier's debating challenge is open to all NSW government schools, with the aim of developing the public speaking and reasoning skills of students from Years 5 to 12.
Every debate in the challenge is a 1 hour preparation debate. Teams do not know the topic or which side of the debate they are on until 1 hour before the debate starts. Once the preparation time is up, 3 speakers from each team take turns to speak, with a 4th silent speaker helping out during preparation and during the debate.
In 2018, Bogangar Public School entered 2 teams of dedicated students. They attended a debating workshop with other local schools before participating in rounds of debates including a gala day.
Student Representative Council
Students are elected from Years 1-6 to represent their class.
School captains and vice captains join the Student representative council (SRC).
The SRC is responsible for raising funds for various activities to provide for special needs for the school, selects charities to support and organises and promotes special days.
Every classroom is equipped with an interactive TVand 5 iPads. Some classrooms also have a bank of 3+ computers/laptops.
A portable trolley of computer notebooks are available for classes to utilise.
A fleet of robotic equipment is being established. We currently have a set of BeeBots and educational mats to support students understanding of coding.
An Information Hub in the library consists of computers and interactive TV.
Classes are rostered for computer education on a weekly basis.
Students have secure access to the Internet via the Department of Education and Communities (DEC) portal and all students have their own email address.
Responsible use of the internet and cybersafety is taught in class.
Students are required to sign a contract of responsible use of technology. Breaches of this contract may result in denied access at school for a period of time.
At Bogangar Public School we are commited to encouraging students to lead active, healthy lifestyles. The improvement of fitness underpins all programs at Bogangar Public School. To support this, our school is part of the local Tweed PSSA Competition.
Students participate in weekly PE lessons with a specialist PE teacher. A wide range of sporting activities are also offered during K-2 Sport on Wednesday afternoons 3-6 Sport on Friday afternoons.
Each year we host school swimming, athletics and cross country carnivals with eligible students may qualify to compete and represent our school at district, zone, regional and state levels.
Students also have the opportunity to try out for a variety of sports in PSSA, Knockout and Gala Day Competitions.We enter teams in:
Netball - Girls
Rugby League - Boys
Soccer - Boys and Girls
Touch - Boys and Girls
From this students have the opportunity to be selected for zone, district and state teams.
Students across the school are taught formal public speaking skills as part of the English syllabus.
In term 3, students participate in class public speaking events. Finalists fro, Years 1 - Year 6 present at a whole school competition with winners progressing to the Far North Coast Public speaking competition.
Coastal Learning Community’s (CLC) Yuli Coastal Culture Program draws indigenous students from Bogangar, Pottsville Beach, Kingscliff, Cudgen, Duranbah and Fingal Head Public Schools. The program aims to help Year 5 and 6 Aboriginal students from schools in the CLC, along with Aboriginal student mentors from Kingscliff High School to connect to the Indigenous culture of the area while helping students with a smooth transition into high school.
Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE)
On Thursday afternoons, there are 30 min interdenominational, Catholic (SRE) classes or Ethics (SEE) classes available for students (Years K-6, with Kinder commencing in Term 2). These classes are conducted by lay volunteer teachers. Alternately, students with parental consent can attend non scripture where non core learning activities are provided. Students need to attend the SRE/SEE activity as indicated on their enrolment form. If you wish for your child to change groups, we require advice in writing to be sent to the office. Students may only change groups at the beginning of each term.
Further information about Ethics can be found in this attachment.
SRE Christmas Concert
At the end of each school year there is an interdenominational Christmas concert held by the combined churches. If you do not wish your child to attend, please advise the office in writing.
Hiring our facilities
You may apply to use our school’s facilities for appropriate purposes provided your hiring the facility does not interfere with our teaching and learning programs.