As part of the Billanook College Primary School, children in the Early Learning Program get the opportunity to engage in an a range of co-curricular activities that help their personal development and growth. These include:
Outdoor Education provides children with new and challenging experiences. These experiences enhance their physical skills as well as foster social attitudes, knowledge of their environment and development of personal character. By engaging in outdoor education, students will gain a better appreciation of the fragile balance between humans and their environment.
Physical Education is a vital component of Primary Education at Billanook College. The emphasis of the program is to develop skills, have fun and promote positive attitudes toward physical activity. Physical Education is a comprehensive program that includes fitness, ball skills, athletics, gymnastics and swimming.
In the Prep, Year 1 and Year 2, lessons focus on skill acquisition. The Prep classes also participate in the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) to refine and develop both fine and gross motor skills.
In Years 3 – 6, lessons build on the skills acquired in the younger years. Students in Year 5 and 6 also compete in weekly interschool Sport in the Mooroolbark District Sports Association and all levels participate in a sequential Swimming Program that aims to develop water skills, confidence and stroke technique.