In addition to the standard teaching programs, St Anthony's provides a range of activities to challenge students beyond the classroom.
Throughout the year, students in different grades have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities that run during a recess or lunch break. Some of the activities that students have participated in include:
- Chess club
- Games club
- Mini Vinnies
- Science experiments
The Music Bus
The Music Bus offers optional music tuition outside of class times on a weekly basis. The Music Bus offers the convenience of providing lessons on the school site, saving time and travel after school. Classes run after school, or during recess or lunch periods. To find out more, including costs and lesson availability and bookings, visit The Music Bus website.
ICAS Assessments are online assessments, designed to recognise and reward academic excellence. The assessments are based on the curricula for the relevant year. Students are asked to demonstrate a deeper, integrated, and thorough level of knowledge.
Parents at St Anthony's may choose to have their children participate in the ICAS assessments each year. They cover a number of academic fields, such as English, Mathematics, Science and Digital Technologies.
ICAS Assessments are an additional cost to parents, and take place at school outside of school hours (usually before school) on set dates during the year. Full information about ICAS is sent out to parents in the first semester of the year.
In addition to the school curriculum and sporting events (eg school carnivals), there are other opportunities throughout the year for students to participate in representative sport. St Anthony's sends teams to compete in gala days and competitions during the year in a range sports, such as soccer, netball and touch football. Some sporting codes (eg AFL) provide opportunities such as after-school sporting clinics on site from time to time. High performing student athletes may also trial to represent the Diocese of Parramatta in sporting teams that compete with other Catholic dioceses in NSW.
This event is held in Term 4. All children from Kindergarten to Year 6 participate. There are novelty events to cater for beginner swimmers.
This carnival is held during Term 1. The children undergo training in the weeks leading up to the event by gradually building on the distance they run. The Cross Country is held on a school day and all children from Year 2 to Year 6 are expected to participate in this event.
School Athletics Carnival
Held in Term 2, all children from Kindergarten to Year 6 participate in the athletics carnival. The children may nominate to participate in longer distance races or field events, such as long jump, discus, shot-put etc.
In each of these areas, children have the opportunity to compete against other schools at the Zone carnival.