As Dyatmika has grown from a small to a medium-size school, it has retained its atmosphere of acceptance and caring, which means students develop confidence and a feeling of belonging. Activities are organised during the year for families and parents are involved in many aspects of the school. Whole-school activities for students, throughout the school year, involve everyone from pre-school to year 12 in multi-age 'house' groupings. These are designed to be fun and build on the warm family atmosphere throughout the school.
All parents are automatically a part of the PTFA, the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association. Parents can volunteer to be a part of the PTFA executive. The PTFA is a legally registered Association of Parents, Teachers and Friends of Dyatmika whose objective is to facilitate the development and further improvement of the school by using the available resources of parents, teachers, friends and the community, in keeping with the vision and mission of Dyatmika. An important function of the PTFA is to maintain good and close communication between parents, teachers, students and the community. This is accomplished by providing a forum for constructive ideas and feedback to flow between the school administration and the parents. We encourage parents to take an active role in Dyatmika by joining this association.
A wide range of after-school activities is offered for the students each term. Activities range from arts and crafts and performing arts to a variety of sports and games with a more academic orientation. Each term a variety of activities are offered for each age group.
All older primary and high school students have the opportunity to go on overnight camps. These camps involve challenging physical and team building activities as well as opportunities to study subject material on a more practical basis, for example Geography. These are led by qualified and experienced teaching staff.
Awareness of environmental issues is central to the ethos of Dyatmika School. Each class in the whole school studies the environment as part of the curriculum, the school recycles and reuses much of the rubbish produced and this year we are conducting an Environmental Audit on the school, organised by our Green Team, a group of teachers and students from across the school. There is also an active group of parents helping to promote these issues within the school community.