NEW spOrTstars Sports Programme
Children of all ages are invited to join us to play sport, make friends and enjoy the sun in a small group after school. Grouped according to age / year group, children of all abilities will receive individualised support and development of gross motor and coordination skills while participating in soccer and being part of a team.
Strategies will be developed that focus on ball skills, agility, balance and strength, whilst also encouraging teamwork and social skills.
Term One: Thursdays Years K – 2: 3.30pm / Years 3 – 6: 4.30pm
Get Ready for School – Kindergarten 2021
It’s not too early to start thinking about getting ready for school! Pre-school aged children are invited to join us for some fun and targeted goal driven therapy in a weekly small group session. Develop ability to follow instructions, pre-writing skills, fine motor skills, ability to sit at the table, join in group activities and social interaction. This group aims to develop your child’s ability to:
- demonstrate a functional pencil grasp using a dominant hand
- demonstrate appropriate pencil control when tracing, drawing and colouring
- recognise and identify letters in the alphabet
- match letter sounds to letters in the alphabet
- draw an age-appropriate picture of a person
- recognise and group numbers less than 10
- recognise sequence and write their name
- cut along straight and curved lines using correct scissor grasp
- follow a classroom routine including:
- sit and attend on the floor and at the table
- follow two-step instructions
- share with peers
- participate in group activities
Term One: Tuesdays at 9.20am and 10.30am.
We will help your child finish their homework! This group is designed to help your child set specific goals and focus on independent tasks in a small group environment. The children are encouraged to plan and prioritise their homework tasks and are supported to manage their time and finish set tasks. The group also facilitates the development of age-appropriate organised writing skills such as planning, sequencing and completion of extended writing tasks. In order to complete their homework independently, the group also assists children to develop strategies to remain focused and complete set tasks. Fine motor and pencil control activities are also incorporated before and after homework tasks.
The main underlying capacity areas addressed in this 10-week program include:
- Pencil grasp and pencil control
- Planning and organising weekly homework tasks using a checklist and/or planner
- Prioritising homework activities
- Attention and focus
- Handwriting legibility
- Organised writing
Term One: Wednesdays at 3.40pm
Join Superflex and his friends to develop key strategies for navigating the social world through this fun, non-threatening and engaging superhero social thinking program. This group aims to develop your child’s ability to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of different emotions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of expected and unexpected responses in a variety of settings.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to regulate energy levels to appropriately match the environment or situation to increase task participation and social interaction with peers.
- Demonstrate an understanding of whole body listening during an organised table-top or group activity.
- Demonstrate age-appropriate turn-taking and negotiation skills.
- Demonstrate increased confidence and ability to approach and interact with peers in a new environment.
Term One: Thursdays at 3.40pm
The aim of the Fantastic Fingers Program is to support early fine motor skills so that children are given the best start to hold and control the pencil, write letters and draw in the classroom. There are a number of fine motor activities available to improve children’s fine motor skills in preparation for writing and drawing at school. Certain fine motor activities are more suited to developing essential skills for school tasks. The underlying capacities this group aims to improve includes:
- upper limb strength and stability,
- wrist control and strength,
- tactile awareness,
- isolated finger movement, and
- fine motor coordination and control.
Term One: Thursdays at 10.30am