Tournament of Minds

Tournament of Minds (TOMs) provides students with opportunities to develop diverse skills, enterprise, time management, and the discipline to work collaboratively whilst solving a challenge in a competitive environment.

Students in year 6 and 7 are invited to audition for the team(s) by attending several sessions where they are given TOMS example problems to solve.

Six weeks before the Tournament Day, the TOMs team(s) select a long term problem to solve from the categories of Language Literature, Maths and Engineering, Applied Technology or Social Sciences.

The students are also required to solve a spontaneous challenge which is only revealed to them on performance day, held at Flinders University. This task requires the students to demonstrate their abilities as a team to work together, be creative and express original thinking.

Flagstaff Hill students have been successful competitors in the past and this year scored ‘Excellent’ and ‘Very Good’ in nine of twelve scoring criteria for their long term challenge.

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Pedal Prix

Flagstaff Hill Primary School has been involved in Pedal Prix since 2001, with the major emphases being on participation, teamwork and co-operation. Parents who have been involved in past years agree that the weekend in Murray Bridge is an excellent community activity.

Teams have a designated pit area as well as an area for camping. Teams are responsible for their own catering. Each Primary school team is allowed 24 riders.

Keep updated on Pedal Prix this year by subscribing to our Pedal Prix Skool Bag!

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Student Voice

At Flagstaff Hill School students are involved in Student Voice from reception to year 7 either through class meetings or as part of an executive council.

Students in the Middle School Unit will nominate for the position and consequently meet at regular intervals. They will visit classes from Reception - Year 7 to collate issues and suggestions and run meetings if required.

These issues will then be shared at the Student Voice Meetings and can also be raised with other staff, senior staff and parents.

We believe being a good leader means being responsible in following our school values of Integrity, Respect and Care. It's also about being respectful to others' ideas and opinions. A good leader is confident, a good role model and willing to give up time to help the school be a better place. We believe student voice is about speaking up, sharing ideas and being involved in our school's decision making policies.

We are looking forward to having a successful, happy and fun year!


Wakakirri

Each year hundreds of schools across Australia create Story-Dances for Wakakirri that reflect student’s thoughts, ideas and aspirations. These stories are performed in professional theatres in front of the official ‘Wakakirri Panel’ who are searching for ‘Story of the Year’.

A Wakakirri Story Dance is a 3-7 minute performance by a group of students who theatrically tell a story using a combination of dancing, creative movement and acting to pre-recorded music. Schools can tell any story and use any combination of dance, acting, music, sets, props and costumes. The possibilities are endless! You’re invited to incorporate the annual signature item into your story for an extra challenge.

The aim of Wakakirri is to teach students about themselves and others through the creating and sharing of stories and by this process develop students’ educational outcomes, lifestyle choices and community awareness.

For more information, visit: http://www.wakakirri.com


Due to the amount of time and effort dedicated to running a successful Wakakirri program, we will be running the program every 2 years (even years).

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Instrumental Music

At Flagstaff Hill Primary School, we recognise the overall benefits of learning and playing a Musical Instrument. Qualified Instrumental Teachers are invited into our school, and we allow students time out of their regular classroom to attend lessons – usually ½ an hour each week. Students get opportunities arise to perform at assemblies and in classroom Music lessons throughout the year. We offer two types of lessons – Department Instrumental Music and Private lessons.

Department Instrumental Music – Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello) – No tuition Fee

Strings are taught by Ms Kirsty Feeby to student’s year 3 and older. Lessons are in small groups and occur during school hours. This is a Department for Education program and there is no tuition fee (there is a small services cost to cover music printing and string replacements). We have a number of Violins, Viola’s and Cellos available to hire at a very reasonable price.

Private Instrumental lessons – Payments and arrangements made directly with the teacher

Guitar, Ukulele, Singing, Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet and PercussionLessons during school hours provided by Aspiring Musicians Academy. Tamzin offers a large range of instruments and also has a studio in O’Halloran Hill offering lessons out of school hours. For more information check out www.aspiringmusiciansacademy.com.au

Piano – lessons during school hours provided by Pathways Music School, Nadia our Piano teacher offers lessons to students from Reception to Year 7.

Guitar - lessons during school hours provided by Pathways Music School, Holly our Guitar/Voice teacher offers lessons to students from Reception to Year 7.

Voice - lessons during school hours provided by Pathways Music School, Holly our Guitar/Voice teacher offers lessons to students from Reception to Year 7.

Pathways Music School – Pathways have a studio in Flagstaff Hill offering instrumental lessons out of school hours. For more information check out their website https://www.pathwaysmusic.com

Instruments - All teachers will require students to have their own instrument - Flagstaff Hill Primary School has a number of instruments available to hire at a very reasonable price.

If your child is interested in learning an instrument at school, please contact Miss Katie Williams at katie.williams810@schools.sa.edu.au

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Page last edited: March 24, 2021