Extra Curricular Creative Arts and Technology

The College offers a diverse and growing Extra Curricular program to enrich our students’ learning and to provide opportunities to dive deeper into learning. Information about what is currently offered will be advised through the Newsletter and provided to students every Semester. Some of the opportunities that have been available to students recently include:

Junior School

Coding Club provides an opportunity for students in Years 3-6 to develop Pseudo code, Real life code and Scratch skills. As students learn how to create loops and variables, their games will become suitable for their peers to evaluate and play. Coding combines the skills of Mathematics, Art and Science to deliver a rich and rewarding educational experience. Coding is run weekly after school.

Garden Gnomes is an interest group for Year 2 students who are eager to learn more about gardening, recycling, worm farms, waste, and water management. Inspired by Stephanie Alexander’s ‘Kitchen Garden’, students work together to consider the needs of plants and our local school environment, whilst also being encouraged to reflect upon their own personal and spiritual growth. The Gnomes meet weekly during lunchtime.

Craft Activities where different activities are provided throughout the year for the students enjoyment or to learn a new skill. Some of these activities include knitting, sewing, paper craft and thread work.

Senior School

The Art Club is aimed at extending and developing the skills of talented and interested students in the area of Visual Arts. This group provides an opportunity for any Senior School student to extend their knowledge of advanced techniques in a variety of media areas including ceramics, printmaking, painting and photography. A key goal of this co-curricular group is to provide focussed tuition through smaller group sizes and the teaching of techniques that extend beyond the classroom curriculum.

Resin Club gives students the experience of making their own treasured items or gifts using resin, such as keyrings and pendants.

Senior School Dance involves the development of physical skill as well as aesthetic, artistic and cultural understanding. Learning Dance enables students to apply their own experiences to their study of Dance. They learn to express ideas creatively as they devise and perform dances. They think imaginatively and share ideas, feelings, values and attitudes while physically and intellectually exploring the communication of ideas through movement.
Throughout the year there are a range of performance opportunities and experiences.

The focus of Drama Club is to introduce students to the world of drama, through theatre games, drama exercises and exploration of theatre practices and styles. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop and build their confidence, express themselves in a safe and fun environment and build skills in drama. This group also aims to help students in Year Eight transition into Year Nine Drama elective classes. 

Writers Club is a group open to students in Years Seven to Nine who are passionate about writing. It aims to extend students who love creating through words, with a specific focus on writing and building multimodal texts. Students will spend time writing from new and different stimuli while also building on work they have already started. Editing, sharing of work and participating in ‘work shop’ groups will allow students an avenue to explore and reflect on their own writing, as well as having input into the work of their peers. 

The Technical Production Crew is designed for any student interested in learning about all the behind-the-scenes aspects of the Creative Arts. Training is very practical and hands-on; learning about the technical side of sound technicians, lighting and audio/visual, as well as the artistic elements of how to mix a band and create lighting effects for musicals, dance performances or concerts. The crew has lots of opportunities to use their skills to serve the College in Assemblies, performance nights, Chapel, musicals, concerts, fundraisers and events. No prior experience or skills are required.