The Eisteddfod is possibly the most exciting extra mural at Arbor Primary. This is for all our aspiring drama kings and queens. In the Foundation Phase, the emphasis is on mass participation and having fun! They enter individual & group items. Auditions take place in Term 2 and learners may be chosen to participate according to their ability. A variety of items are entered with Prescribed Poetry, Reading, Own Choice Poetry, Dramatized Poetry, Duologues and Speeches being the favourites.
Arbor Primary School learners thrive on Public Speaking, and we showcase our talent in two different evenings. We have an Inter-Grade Speech Evening in English for Grade 4-7. Four learners from each grade are selected to present their speeches and each grade winner is awarded a trophy. The best Grade 6 or 7 learner will then progress to the Inter-School Speech Evening hosted by Arbor Primary. We are also proud to host an Afrikaans Speech evening for Grade 4-7 learners.
Arbor Primary offers support lessons in English, Afrikaans & Mathematics during all 4 terms for Grades 4-7.
Support lessons are specifically structured to help learners who need more time to grasp a concept.
Parents will be informed in writing should a teacher feel the learner would benefit from support lessons.
Grade 5-7 learners write a General Knowledge Quiz test and learners with the highest marks in each house are selected for the House Team. Each team consists of 3 members plus 1 reserve who will go head-to-head in a very exciting quiz contest where open sections see the contestants using buzzers to answer. “The Quickest Finger Wins”. Learners who answer the most questions correctly go through to the Inter School Quiz Competition which is hosted by Arbor Primary School each year and always proves to be a fun and exciting evening.
Arbor Primary puts on a production every year and all learners from Grade 4 to 7 are allowed to take part. We have a talented teacher who writes our scripts loosely based on popular tales to make it interesting for parents and children alike.
Following strict protocol, Colours are awarded for drama. Adjudicators score the performers on their acting ability & then further marks are awarded for responsibility, behaviour, attendance and number of words.
All learners, who wish to enhance their creative ability are welcome to participate in the Art Club during Terms 1 & 2.