The school has a number of special events that occur each year which provide a focus for student learning and create opportunities for the school community to become involved in the school.
- Book Fair
- International Food Day, Lapathon & Art Show
- Spring Fair
- ANZAC Ceremony
- Speak Out Competition
- Spelling Competition
- Year Seven Activity Week
- Book Award Assembly
Each year Poseidon Primary School hosts a Book Fair to coincide with Book Week. It is a great way to encourage reading and provide books for the library. The children and the wider school community are involved with the preparation, setting up and daily running of the Fair. To conclude Book Week our students participate in a dress-up Book Character Parade. Parents and friends are then invited into the classroom for shared reading with their children. Money raised from the Fair goes towards more books for the school library.
International Food Day, Lapathon & Art Show
International Food Day has become a Poseidon Primary tradition. Students learn about a country and its food. Parents and extended family members are welcomed to the school to enjoy an afternoon tasting the delicious food that each class had prepared. Our school community, together with the staff and students make this a very successful day. There is always a real buzz of excitement and we are all looking forward to this year’s experience.
The school Art Show is also open on this exciting day. The school community is invited to view and purchase the art work that the students have produced through their participation in the specialist art program. The afternoon culminates in the students competing in a very successful ‘Lap-a-thon’ which last year raised over $5000.
In 2013 Poseidon Primary had its inaugural Spring Fair, our biggest, single school event in nearly two decades. The Poseidon Primary P&C completely transformed our school into a wonderful fairground with a multitude of activities for students and adults alike, including a haunted house, sponge throws, silent auction, bouncy castles, a climbing wall, mountains of food and loads of stall.
This biennial event not only raised funds to provide additional resources to support student learning, it also established that Poseidon Primary is part of the Heathridge community.
Every year invited guests and the wider school community attend our ANZAC service. A very moving, fitting and respectful ceremony, the assembly carries on the ANZAC tradition and enables our students, parents and wider community to understand the significance and importance of the occasion.
Speak Out Competition
Poseidon Primary conducts an annual Speak Out competition to provide students with the opportunity to participate in oral presentation. Each child in Years PP to 7 prepare a speech to present to their class. Two class finalists from each year level then present to the school community in a Speak Out Final, with year level winners receiving an award.
This very successful competition is now in its fourth year and continues to generate greater student interest in spelling. Students from PP to Year 7 are given a year level list of words to learn before competing an in-class test to determine the four finalists for each year. These finalists then competed on stage in the undercover area in front of the school and parents to determine the Champion and Runner Up for each year level. The Champion and Runner Up for Years 3 to 7 then go on to represent the school by competing against Ocean Reef, Mullaloo Beach and Mullaloo Heights Primary Schools in Term Four.
Year Seven Activity Week
Each year the Year Seven graduating students participate in a Graduation Dinner and four days out of school activities. All children are presented with Graduation Certificates, a yearbook and a memento from the school.
Book Award Assembly
This is held towards the end of Term Four each year and it provides the opportunity for each class teacher to present a number of awards to recognise the achievements of selected students.