Such learning opportunities include:
At Rosary School, we have a major focus on helping students to be aware of, understand and actively care for our earth. Pope Francis calls us to 'care for our common home', today.... for the future.
The main focus of the group is the 3 R’s of sustainability being REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE. As we are all stewards of God's creation and our aim is to care for all creation making sure the planet’s future is a sustainable one.
This passionate group of children are dedicated to environmental sustainability within the school and the wider community and are very excited about what they are doing. They happily give up one of their lunch times on a weekly basis to help create a more sustainable and greener school.
They implement better recycling practices, tend to the school orchard, and participate in National/ World events such as ‘Clean up Australia Day’ and ‘World Environment Day’.
At Rosary School students have opportunities to attend camps in years 4, 5 and 6. These camps are linked to the curriculum and are an important part of student learning. Students flourish in a camp environment and they are more active and social. They grow in self- reliance, respect and responsibility. At camp, students interact with their environment and engage in creative thinking. Along the way, they also cultivate emotional and social skills that build character and bolster confidence and self-esteem.
At Rosary School we have been providing Children's University opportunities since 2016. We offer this program for years 3-6.
Children’s University Australasia provides high quality, voluntary educational experiences for children aged between 7 and 14 years. Children choose which activities they would like to participate in and collect stamps in their 'Passport to Learning' as they go. They are rewarded for their participation with certificates presented at formal ceremonies held in high profile locations, such as Bonython Hall at the University of Adelaide. Children graduate in caps and gowns just like the adults do and celebrate their achievements with friends, family and teachers.
Children’s University Australasia provides quality assured activities outside of the school curriculum to address the needs of the whole child and most of all they are fun, opening the eyes of children to different activities and careers they had never even heard of. It is about developing a hunger for and love of learning, building confidence and fostering aspirations in all children.