These are updated in Term 1 each year.
Students who have been learning a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument for at least 12 months can join the Laburnum Concert Band. Being a member of the band allows students to interact and work with students in other year levels, and be part of a team.
Students who have been learning a violin, viola or cello for at least a year are invited to express their interest in becoming a member of our string ensemble. The group is aimed at developing student’s skills to work collaboratively.
Run by our Art Leaders, Art Club provides an opportunity for students to follow up individual art projects, enter competitions and work with like minded students from other classes. Open on Thursday lunch times from 11.00 to 11.30, students from Prep, Year 1, 2 and 4 are invited on even weeks and Years 3, 5 and 6 on odd weeks.
Spanish Club welcomes Preps-Year 6 and meets on Fridays at 11.00-11.30. Joined by our Spanish Captains, students have an opportunity to learn vocabulary through music, craft, books, games and role plays. It’s a great way to extend learning beyond the classroom and develop friendships!
Joggers Club is open from Monday to Thursday from 11.00 - 11.15. Students of all ages can run, walk or jog laps of the athletics track. This year the program will be supervised by the House Captains.
The Chess Club at Laburnum P.S. is run by “Chess Ideas” in the Laburnum Laboratory. There is always a free trial session at the beginning of each term. The children are instructed in two small groups, where a new skill or strategy is introduced, followed by a game and is supervised at all times by a teacher from the school. Please contact the office for further information.
Junior School Council
The Junior School Council provides students with an avenue for 'student voice' and contributing positively to their school community. It allows students the opportunity to experience leadership at Laburnum Primary School and consists of two student representatives from each class in Years 1 to 6. Through active involvement, the Junior School Council encourages student participation within the decision making processes for fundraising, presentations, school events, charity focuses and school recommendations.
Laburnum Primary School’s Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Choirs are made up of very enthusiastic students who love music. The groups rehearse weekly, learning about singing skills and focusing on a variety of pieces. In the past, students have performed at a variety of concerts and public events.
Victorian State Schools Spectacular
A group of Year 4 students from Laburnum PS participate each year in the Victorian State Schools Spectacular. The event includes a cast of 3000 Victorian government school students, singing, dancing and playing instruments to produce a 2-3 hour show. It is truly an amazing spectacle that provides students with the opportunity to experience a competition-free environment and work with industry professionals. This year students will experience using a green screen to film our performance.
Two students from each class in Years 3-6 are elected to be part of the Green Team each year. Green Team members work together to promote sustainability at Laburnum Primary School. Once a week we meet as a group either inside or out in the kitchen garden (weather permitting) at lunch time. The students love to get their hands dirty and get involved in cleaning up the kitchen garden, re-soiling, pulling out weeds, planting new seeds and watching and taking care of our produce. We enjoy having the opportunity to sell our freshly grown produce to the school community and also creating ways our school can be environmentally friendly.
Our library is open Monday (Year 3 and 4), Wednesday (Prep Year 1 and 2) and Friday (Year 5 and 6) from 11.00-11.30 at lunchtime for borrowing, reading, sharing of books and quiet activities.
Students in Year 5/6 can come along to the LPS 3D Printing Club on Tuesdays at 11.00-11.30. Using school computers and software programs, students will be designing 3D creations with the intention to print using one of four 3D printers. It’s a great opportunity to develop or enhance digital technology skills and develop friendships.
Oxfam Music Festival for Schools
The Oxfam Music Festival is an annual musical showcase focusing on fundraising for those in need. Schools from the local community come together to perform in a series of entertaining concerts, all based in the beautiful and historical Box Hill Town Hall. Our school choirs represent Laburnum PS.
Gala Concert (Term 3)
The annual Gala Concert is a fantastic evening celebrating the musical talent at Laburnum PS. It features the school’s performance groups including the choirs, concert band, training band, percussion ensemble, Year 3 dance group, string ensemble and junior strings. Each Gala Concert is themed and proves to be an extremely enjoyable evening for all those involved.
Digimaker Computer Programming Club
This program provides students with exposure to the fundamentals of computer science concepts. Organised by an external provider who is also a former LPS parent, students can sign up for each term’s program, which is advertised in our newsletter.
Summer Interschool Sports
Year 6 students will be competing in the summer interschool sports during term 1. They will be choosing from cricket, tennis, volleystars and softcrosse.
Winter Interschool Sports
Year 6 students will be competing in the winter interschool sports during term 2. They will be choosing from soccer, netball, AFL, and teeball.