Our school learning centre offers a number of designated learning areas and has a wide variety of books catering for a range of reading abilities and interests. Children attend weekly library borrowing sessions with their teacher. To encourage borrowing, the library is open in the morning.
Children of all years have access to our extensive collection of playground equipment, as well as our large oval areas and asphalt courts. With no year level boundaries, Henley Beach Primary allows interaction between students of all year levels, allowing students to actively engage, support, and care for one another during play. The range of facilities, which has been designed to cater for all children including students with disability, provides many opportunities for climbing and balancing as well as imaginative play.
The Canteen is open Monday – Friday for recess and lunch. Ordering lunches can be done via the Qkr. Occasionally, special lunches are offered and advertised ahead of time in the school newsletter.
The large school ovals provide our students with an excellent area to participate in a variety of ball games and free play activities. Beyond the school ovals, we also have a variety of different asphalt areas, including netball and basketball courts, and a multiple handball courts. Our school gym is equipped with soft impact flooring which accommodates a full size basketball court, and also provides room for multiple volleyball and badminton courts too.
Students have weekly lessons that incorporate digital and design technologies learning tasks. Our well-equipped designated computer room has networked computers, internet access and an interactive whiteboard. All classrooms throughout the school have an interactive whiteboard/screen installed which each teacher utilises in their teaching. Our school is continuing to invest in current technologies, with sets of classroom laptops being implemented into our upper and primary year levels. Our I.T infrastructure continues to grow in order to support children becoming empowered and responsible users of technology.
Our vegetable garden offers students the opportunity to learn about the cycle of food production and how it plays a vital role in their over-all wellbeing, inspiring them to get outside and be involved. The school’s Grub Club volunteers provide students of all ages access to a range of special projects and activities that allow them to grow plants and maintain their garden patch.