Mount View Primary School has a wonderful reputation in interschool chess tournaments.
The Open chess team has won the Victorian Chess Tournament on four occasions since 2009, while the Girls’ team has also won the state competition on four occasions since 2009.
In addition, the Open team has won the Australian chess competition three times and the girls have won twice.
Chess at Mount View starts with a good instruction and coaching program that is conducted by Chess Ideas. Skilled chess coaches teach the interested students on Mondays at school, both during lunchtime and after school for an advanced group. Students from Year 1 to Year 6 are eligible to participate in chess lessons and competitive chess tournaments throughout the year.
A highlight of chess at Mount View is the sporting way in which students play and the friendly manner in which they support their peers.
Student Clubs & Activities
Art Club provides a weekly opportunity for students to pop into the Art Room at lunchtime and be creative!
The Year 6 Art Captains help organise different activities each week such as painting, drawing, printing and collage. Students can bring their own art from home and to work on it during Art Club. Students from all levels are welcome to join in and share their passion for art. We look forward to expanding the club and seeing lots of new members!
Auslan Club meets once a week and is open to all students from Prep to Year 6. Mount View PS staff and community members are also welcome. Participants learn conversation skills using Australian Sign Language in a relaxed and friendly environment.
We look forward to welcoming new and familiar faces in 2020.
Language teachers run a weekly lunchtime Chinese Leisure Club. We provide students with an extensive platform to learn Chinese culture through fun activities such as:
- Peking opera mask painting
- Singing and dancing
- Chinese calligraphy
- Chinese painting
- Chinese lantern and fan making
- Paper cutting
- Chinese chess games
- Shuttlecock making
S.T.E.A.M club is run weekly in both The Discovery Hub and Digital Learning Lab. Students are invited to solve a wide range of ever-changing creative problems using the available materials provided. Students are encouraged to follow the design process and pose new challenges.
Problem solving challenges have previously included:
- Beebot bridge building
- Highest tower challenges
- Mystery liquid experiments
- Sphero vehicle races
- Kitchen garden project
- Build a website
- Marble track relays
- Boat building – buoyancy challenge
- Artbots – circuitry
- Lego We.do warning systems
- Slime investigations
- Rockets and water crafts
Explore, discover and create!
Book View Crew
Big Band offers the opportunity to students who have been playing a musical instrument and undertaking instrumental music lessons for at least 6 months. They will have proficiency to read music and be able to play pieces of music around Grade 1-2 level. Students play beginner level pieces of music in various styles. Students meet once a week and have many opportunities for performance throughout the year.
Stage Band is for students with a more advanced level of playing and experience on their chosen musical instrument. Students have generally been playing for more than one year and are playing at around a Grade 3-4 level of proficiency. Students enter into Stage Band on recommendation of their instrumental music teacher in collaboration with the Performing Arts teachers. Sometimes an audition is held. This is to ensure children are playing in the correct ensemble for their abilities and feeling they are achieving. Students play more advanced level pieces of music in a jazz and popular style. Students are withdrawn from their class once a week for rehearsals and have many opportunities for performance throughout the year.
Senior Choir is for students from Years 3-6 who have a passion and interest in singing. Students rehearse once a week during lunchtime and sing songs from a variety of different genres including classical, popular and jazz. Students do not need to have any formal training for Senior Choir just a passion and enjoyment for singing. Students have many opportunities to perform throughout the year.
Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy
Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy’s STEM programs are available exclusively for the students at Mount View Primary School. Students in Grades 1 to 6 can explore and develop their love for STEM subjects through the variety of programs such as Robotics, Game Development, Web and Mobile App Development.
Courses are available for students who are keen in these STEM subjects, love technology and who wish to improve their soft skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking and to prepare to become tech leaders of the future.
Junior programs for Grades 1 and 2 are integrated STEM learning pathways which include coding, robotics, electronics and engineering activities which inspire the younger ones to open up their minds to the way things work and to prepare them for the senior programs when they enter at Grade 3.
If you love technology, think that coding, robotics what you may like to explore further, or if you would like to learn how to work with others, improve your soft skills and develop the ability to problem solve, join an Innovate program today!
For more information and to book a spot in the various programs at Mount View Primary School, please visit our website: