Parent Information


CO-CURRICULAR activities offered at St Rose are: Band, Choir, Chess, Peer Support, Rock & Water, Meditation, Keyboard, Instrument Tuition, Footworks Dance Co and Karate.

Further information for each activity is listed below.


The school has two bands, training and concert bands run by band master Rachel Rule. Children have private music tutor lessons on site during school hours. The bands perform at various school, parish and community functions and events. An opportunity is given for students to try out for band and learn instruments at the end of every year.


Bands, Clarinet & Saxophone Rachel Rule 0404 385 218
Training Band Suzy Milton 0450 425 452
Low Brass Sophie Waltl 0488 620022
Clarinet & Saxophone Alan Paardekooper 0408 224 010
Flute, Clarinet & Saxophone Frances Fordham 0404 084 028
Trumpet Amanda King 0431 979 145
Drums Billy O'Kee 0449 133914
Guitar Neil Ohlback 0408 446 045
Keyboard Col Woodward 0412 897 737


Tutor: Col’s Music House – Learn to play the fun way
Where: St Rose
When: Fridays  11:30am to 1.00pm
Contact us: 9972 2311 or 0412 897 737


The choir is open to any child who shows an interest in singing and performing from Year 1 to 6. Choir lessons are once a week run by one teacher. The choir performs in the community and at various school and parish functions and events.


Chess Club is open each week. Classes are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday lunchtime for our beginner, intermediate and advanced groups. Children involved in chess may be invited to take part in inter-school chess competitions between other peninsula schools. A St Rose annual chess competition is held every year to complete the Chess season.


A t St Rose students from Kindergarten to Seniors have the fantastic opportunity to engage in weekly meditation sessions. We believe at St Rose that meditation is one of the most valuable tools we can equip your child with. These interactive sessions aim to develop the children’s sense of self-awareness, increase focus, self-esteem, resilience and impulse control. A regular meditation practice has been scientifically proven to support positive mental health and well-being.

During these sessions the children learn a variety of ways to engage their breath to remain calm in stressful situations, muscle relaxation techniques, affirmation creation and a selection of kids’ yoga poses. Each week the children engage in a guided meditation based on a theme of the week. Themes also incorporate The Zones of Regulation, a framework utilised by St Rose to foster self-regulation and emotional control.

Student Feedback:

Theo: I find it easier to control my emotions.

Alex: I use figure 8 breathing when I’m nervous.

Gabriella: Good to learn different techniques to calm down.

Jersey: It makes me feel relaxed and my body can just let go.

Georgia: I used the breathing this morning when my sister was annoying me!

Useful Resources for Parents:

Excellent Guided Meditation Book: Relax Kids: The Wishing Star by Marneta Viegas

Free Kid’s Meditation Apps:




Stop Breathe & Think

Settle Your Glitter


The aim of the Peer Support Program is to enhance skill acquisition whilst assisting students to develop protective factors, empower students to become more socially connected and also encourage lifelong learning.

There is a different focus each year; Promoting Harmony, Moving Forward, Living Positively, Keeping Friends and Speaking Up.


The Rock and Water program uses physical exercises, which are constantly linked with mental and social skills. All children learn to stand stronger in many ways. In the playground and classroom they learn to identify their limitations and possibilities, learn to communicate more effectively, learn to feel, set and defend their own boundaries and respect others’ boundaries too. The program lends from simple self defence, boundary and communication exercises to a strong notion of self-confidence. The program offers a framework of exercises and ideas to assist children to become aware of purpose and motivation in their life. The program teaches them to use their power in a more effective way and shows them how to deal with different kinds of conflicts (rock-and-water attitude).


Footworks Dance Co classes teaching Jazz Funk Hip Hop in St Rose School Hall.

  • Fun alternative to after school care.
  • Learn a variety of styles in each lesson.
  • Perform under the spotlight in our end of year concert.

Fees are charged by the term. If joining mid term a casual rate will apply. A small concert fee will be required in term 3. Sibling discount available.
Students are required to wear black leggings/bike shorts and black jazz shoes. The Footworks t-shirt is available in class for $20.
Please contact Alice for an enrolment form and further information.
Mob. 0407 915 191


Karate and safety awareness program. Australia’s Youth presents a self defence for boys and girls ages 5 to 16 (in Northern Beaches since 1994)
– Develop self confidence, build self confidence, build coordination, build self esteem.
– Help concentration, make new friends, improve studies
We specialise in children and teens – win medals and awards. Advancement from beginner to black belt
Only $12.00 per week! – with a $2.00 rego per term. No extra grading fees! Self defence only is taught. Classes divided by age and experience
Call Matt Klein, 9904 5667 WEBSITE–


Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists that operate from St Rose School can be contacted directly:

Speech Pathologist –   Cassie Maher
Mobile 0421 996 754

Speech Pathologist – Light House Speech

Occupational Therapist –  Kids OT
Phone 9451 5735