Athelstane Public School

Aspiration and Attainment

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Extra-curricular activities

Primary schools sports association

Our students in Year 3 to Year 6 participate in primary schools sports association (PSSA) where they play against local schools in:

  • softball
  • cricket
  • netball
  • oztag
  • Australian football league (AFL)
  • soccer.

This takes place each Friday morning

Students also have an opportunity to participate in the sporting schools program. Sporting schools program is a national program that provides primary school-aged children with access to free, structured physical activity programs in the after school timeslot of 3pm to 4:15pm. This runs two afternoons a week during the school term.

Compass program

Compass - find your way to higher education.

The University of Sydney's compass program aims to encourage primary and secondary students from low-socieconomic backgrounds to participate in higher education.  The key goal of the project is to build academic attainment and aspiration for students and to provide them with a greater awareness of higher education opportunities.

Sydney university supports Athelstane Public School by providing learning opportunities for students and professional learning for teachers.

The compass program has seen our students involved in:

  • University taster days
  • stop motion animation
  • film production
  • visits to the various museums at Sydney university
  • experience performances at the Seymour centre
  • occupational therapy intervention program
  • word up multi-literature program.

We are very fortunate to have this continued association with Sydney university. For more information about the compass program, visit the website.