Co-curricular activities give each child the opportunity to discover how God has made them and to find purpose in using those skills. Importantly, engagement with co-curricular activity fosters a sense of connectedness and belonging which play an important role in student wellbeing.
The College provides a strong co-curricular program which includes many opportunities for participation in the Creative Arts, Sports, Ministry, Academic and other fields. These activities provide opportunities for students to;
- Connect with a range of adults and other students,
- experience a wide variety of activity,
- engage and feel a part of something,
- develop and apply skills and dispositions in a different context.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
— John 10:10
Primary students can choose to attend a vast array of co-curricular lunchtime clubs. These lunchtime opportunities support students in trying something new, discovering a new interest, or continuing the development of an area of passion. Most lunchtime clubs run for the length of one school term.
Primary students can attend sport-based clubs such as Walking Club, infants and primary general sports clubs, Skipping Club, and Dance Club. Several technology-based lunchtime clubs also exist such as Lego Masters Club, STEM Club and Coding Club. Additionally, creative clubs such as drawing and designer clubs, as well as a range of interest-based groups such as Auslan Club, Board Games, Lego Masters, and our Christian ministry group, called Ministry 4 Kids all play a role in growing confident and capable young people.
Similarly, Secondary students can also choose to attend a range of co-curricular clubs which may be held during lunchtime or in after-school hours.
Secondary students can attend sport-based clubs such as Basketball Club and Running Club. Several technology-based clubs also exist such as AAVC Rocket, Planes and Drones Club, Maker Club, Science Club, and Storm Chasers Club. Additionally our creative and performing arts clubs include Art Attack, Concert band, Drama Club, Live@Norwest, Music Groups, Writer's Club and Secondary Vocal Ensemble. Our academic groups include Debating, Homework Club, Public Speaking, Tournament of Minds, Student Learning Committee, and Premiers Reading Challenge 7-9, there are also a range of interest-based groups such as Board Games and Lego Club, Chess Club, Book Club, Coffee Cart Crew, Gardening Club, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Recycling and Environmental Club, Cultural Club, Social Justice Club and Year 11 Leadership Group. All these groups along with our Chapel Band and Christian ministry group, called Tenacious, play a role in growing confident and capable young people.