ABOUT US - Extra-Curricular Activites

PEDAL PRIX

Loxton North School has competed in the Australian HPV Super Series (human powered vehicle) event since 2006. 2014 saw the event come to our local surrounds with the inaugural Loxton Pedal Prix. The team competed in the inaugural Loxton 6 hour street circuit race. Our team comprises Year 5, 6 and 7 students, who are considered strong enough to participate. Students train every Wednesday morning in Term 1 with support from staff and the wider school community. Pedal Prix provides a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their fitness, teamwork, communication, co-operation and confidence.

In 2017 with the help of Governing Council and our team sponsors, the school was able to purchase a new pedal prix bike. On Sunday May 7th we had our best ever race result, finishing 7th in Category 1 out of 25 other teams. 

Our team name is Nitro Grapz.

 

MUSIC

The School encourages students to pursue their musical interests and talents, music is a part of our curriculum area of The Arts. Students from Years 5 to 7 can select to play clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone, guitar and drums through the Riverland Instrumental Music branch, through a selection process held at the end of each school year.

We also participate in performances, inter school Arts activities, and a combined School Choir at the Riverland Festival of Music performance held in Term 3.

 

SAPSASA

Year 5 to 7 students participate in swimming, cricket, football, netball, basketball, tennis, softball, athletics and hockey at a regional level, and may be selected to represent Riverland teams in Adelaide. 

 

This is a wonderful social and character building experience for the students.

 

 

 

CAMPS

Students from Reception to Year 7 are involved in excursions, overnight stays and/or camps, thus enriching their education by allowing participation in this important area of school life.  Camps and excursions offer excellent environmental and social experiences for students.  The Governing Council subsidises all camps so that all students have the opportunity to participate.

Loxton Schools Canberra Transition Camp
The Year 7 students are involved in the Loxton District Schools camp to Canberra in December of each year, as part of the transition process to Loxton High School. The Year 7 Canberra Camp has become a strong tradition and is very much valued in the community. The purpose of the trip is for students to:

  • Visit the capital of Australia and many of the attractions it has to offer
  • Meet other students who will attend Loxton High School next year
  • Experience a memorable closure to their primary schooling

 

SPLASH CARNIVAL/SPORTS DAY

Students are placed in to Sporting Houses when they enrol at school. We have our own Splash Carnival (usually held in Week 6 of Term 1) at the Loxton Swimming Pool. Students participate in water activities that practice the skills that students learn at swimming lessons and during PE activities in our school pool.

Our Sports Day is held mid Term 3.Students participate in a variety of athletic events, with championship events held after lunch. Our Sports Day is strongly supported by the parent community. Parents are encouraged to come along for the day, enjoy the morning tea on offer and have a barbecue lunch with their children.