Music has always been an integral part of life at the Blue School. We are proud of our young music students, whose dedication and talent are apparent during recitals and concerts. Under the expert tuition of our two qualified music teachers, Mrs Z. Kroukamp and Ms S. Jansen, these budding virtuosos can look forward to a lifetime of good music appreciation.
There is both a junior and a senior choir, and an orchestra which combines with them to perform during assembly on Monday mornings, and on other special occasions.
Tuition is offered in the following instruments:
- Electric Bass
All the Grade 2 and 3 learners receive tuition in recorder as part of the school curriculum. During these lessons they not only learn to play the recorder, but are also introduced to music theory, viz. learning the basic principles of music writing. They are also encouraged to compose simple tunes themselves. Time is made for general music appreciation as well, e.g. listening to different types of music, ranging from the classics to jazz.
The Pinelands Primary offers a host of sporting and cultural activities during term 1
Speech and Drama - Offers lots of opportunity for creativity and self-expression. Pupils also perform plays.
Athletics - Both Foundation Phase and Senior Phase learners compete in traditional athletics events such as sprints and relays. There is also an exciting Interhouse competition between Derham , Ross and Wells. Also a Quadrangular, involving our neighbouring schools.
Playball (Gr.R) - Ball skills improving co-ordination and fine motor skills.
Active Fun - Pupils participate in aerobic and fitness activities .
Chess - Matches are played and players are able to improve and hone their skills.
Cricket - Mini-cricket caters mainly for 9 year olds. They are taught the basic skills and also play matches.
U 11/u 13-Players receive coaching and participate in a League. They also often participate in tournaments. The u 13 team participates in an annual Pinelands Day/Night tournament at the Old Mutual Oval.
Swimming: Grades 1,2 and 3 participate in Fun Swimming.
We also have squad swimming that results in an Interhouse swimming competition.
The successful swimmers get an opportunity to compete and represent the school at an Interschool Swimming Gala.
The Computer Room forms part of the Jubilee Media Centre, which was officially inaugurated on 26 March 2002. A well-functioning media centre was the vision of Mr. Bruce Phillips, Principal from 1993 - 2000. The Centre was established under the direction of Mrs. Jenny Hill, Head of Department and librarian, and Mr. G. Robinson, the first Media Officer, with funds raised by the parents of the school during our 75th Jubilee Year, 2001.
In 2005 this vision was broaden by the new IT specialist. Mr. Kroukamp now have 32 Pentium 4's running the latest software and educational programs. This making the technology and presentations to the learners as effective and practical as possible.
Lessons include a simplified version of the ICDL drivers license program developed and maintained at the school as an on going project. Kids are inspired to be creative thinkers and apply there knowledge of computer management to there day to day school activities.