Lunchtime Clubs

At Ascot Vale West Primary School, we offer a weekly Lunchtime Club program.

Lunchtime clubs are an evidence-based way of providing activities during recess and/or lunchtime. They help build student engagement, social skills, and inclusion for all students.

We have found that Lunchtime Clubs have benefits for students and the whole school community, including:

  • improved peer-to-peer and teacher-student relationships and wellbeing
  • a sense of personal empowerment and student voice
  • development of social and emotional skills
  • improved academic achievement
  • positive school climate and increased student sense of safety
  • reduction in bullying and playground behaviour incidents.

The programs are run by teachers and education support staff and include such things as:

  • Gardening
  • Drawing
  • Construction (blocks, Lego, Duplo)
  • Board Games
  • Mindful colouring
  • Reading

Through the Lunchtime Club Program students are able to build friendships with children outside of their classroom learning environment. It provides opportunities for them to come together in a club they are interested in, within a small quieter environment.