Northbridge Public School

Responsible, Respectful, Successful

Telephone02 9958 7122

Emailnorthbridg-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Extra curricular activities

Northbridge Public School Band

Music and Band


Northbridge Public School has a strong music program for all students K to 6, with our own full-time, specialist music teacher. All students have a weekly lesson during which they learn a variety of musical skills, including singing, playing instruments, listening and composing. The specialist music room is equipped with a range of unpitched percussion instruments, as well as a full class set of ukuleles, a marimba and several xylophones and metallophones.
 
Every year, a Musica Viva ensemble perform a concert at the school. These concerts provide students with the opportunity to experience various different professional music ensembles and learn about interesting and exciting musical pieces.

Students perform in their classes and year groups at several events through the year, including Grandfriends’ Day, Education Week, and an end of year concert. All students in years 3 and 4 participate in an annual school musical that is learned in class time.

We have two school bands: a training band for beginner students and the senior band for more experienced students. We run a band camp every year, with two intensive days away for all band members, followed by a concert.

Chess

Sydney Academy of Chess run professional chess lessons before school each term for a small charge. We also send teams to competitions throughout the year.

Choir 

At the beginning of the year, students in Year 5 and 6 are invited to audition for the arts alive choir. This select group of students perform throughout the year at events such as assemblies, open day and end of year concerts. The choir also participates in an arts alive choral concert, alongside over 500 other students from schools across Sydney's north. The students perform at the Sydney Town Hall in front of a packed house and have the opportunity to perform with a high school big band. The students make a year long commitment to choir and rehearse every Thursday lunch time. They learn difficult songs in both soprano and alto parts.

Dance 

Students in Year 2 and Year 6 can audition to be part of school dance groups to perform in the Sydney North Dance Festival held at Glenn St. Theatre in Term 2. Students are also provided with opportunities to perform their dance at other school events. 

Debating 

The Premier's Debating Challenge is open to all NSW government schools, with the aim of developing the public speaking and reasoning skills of students from Years 5 to 12. The Premier's Debating Challenge runs from April to November, with the zone debates completed by the end of June. Students who are involved will commence preparation and training in Term 1.

Skipping teams 

The Northbridge Knockouts jump rope demonstration team is very well recognised nationally and internationally. Northbridge skippers regularly compete in the NSW States, Australian Championships and achieve phenomenal results every year. Our skippers also competed in international championships in 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. The Northbridge Beats is the second team full of talented children working hard to become a member of the knockouts. Both knockouts and beats represent the heart foundation as jump rope heart's official demonstration teams.

Sport

Carnivals

At Northbridge Public School the carnivals we hold throughout the year are as follows:

  • A Swimming Carnival is held during Term 1 for students aged 8 years and over.
  • A Cross Country Carnival is held in Term 2 for students aged 8 years and over.
  • An Athletics Carnival is held in Term 3 for students aged 8 years and over. 
  • K-2 students are involved in a separate carnival of novelty events and running races.

School representatives are selected from all the carnivals to participate in the Zone events. Success at Zone level qualifies for Regional representation. 

Class sporting programs

Throughout the year classes participate in a variety of sporting programs conducted by external providers. These include specific sports skills, gymnastics and dance. 

Primary School Sports Association (PSSA)

Students are required to wear their sports uniform on their sports day and on other week days for physical education lessons timetabled by the class teacher.

Students participate in a wide range of sporting activities. Years 4, 5 and 6 play Australian Football League (AFL), netball and soccer in the North Shore Zone primary school sports association competition.

All students are involved in skills development for many sports including cricket, T-Ball, AFL, tennis, swimming, gymnastics and athletics.

School houses and house colours 

At Northbridge Public School our school houses and house colours are as follows:

  • Barton (green) 
  • Hume (yellow) 
  • Parkes (blue) 
  • Sturt (red)