Army Cadets encourages service, leadership, teamwork and outdoor skills. Students learn to be confident, self-sufficient, disciplined and to commit mentally and physically to challenging activities.
These artmaking classes will explore students’ creativity, personal expression and imagination. A love of artmaking will be fostered whilst working with different media and creating artworks inspired by famous artists and the world around them.
Students will have the opportunity to explore their imagination and develop their creativity in a unique and individual way.
Students will explore their imagination and extend and develop their creativity using clay in these classes. Ceramics allows students the opportunity to work with their hands to design and create functional or sculptural forms.
Learn how to create your own characters and how your most loved characters are created. You will also learn skills like shading and form building to make more realistic drawings. We will learn important emotions and gestures, plus font creations and landscape designs.
Book Club is offered to students in Years 7 to 9. The club will be focused on students coming together in the beautiful Library and its surroundings.
It will be an opportunity to review and recommend books you are currently reading or have read, be the first to access new books in the library and enjoy reading in places you may not normally frequent.
Drop the stress, relax and re-charge for a new week. This sport gets your heart racing, your muscles working and also gives an ecstatic feeling of accomplishment and relaxation. Learn basic self-defence techniques and safety strategies while you de-stress and let go of the tension for the day. Benefits of the program include total fitness, stress reduction, self-defence and personal safety and life skills.
Chess is not only a fun and social activity for students, but it also aids in the development of critical thinking skills such as problem solving, decision making, concentration, visual and lateral thinking.
The Creating with Code, Design with Code and Code to Design courses have been designed for students to learn how to code in a fun and engaging way. Students will learn to make their own games, animations, apps or digital art while picking up valuable skills in programming languages and in algorithmic thinking.
Co-Curricular Dance has three focus areas. Performance looks at dance technique, safe dance practice and performance quality. In Composition, students explore the process of choreographing a dance work. Whilst the third focus area, Appreciation, provides girls with the opportunity to look at dance history and analysis of dance works.
Dance Classes offered:
- Jazz Funk Hip Hop
- Jazz Cheer
- Lyrical Hip Hop
- Musical Theatre
- Strength and Technique
- Ballet Strength Development
- Urban Dance
- Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet
An Actor’s Toolkit
An Actor’s Toolkit is focused on developing young actors and theatre makers to learn a range of approaches to acting and to develop confidence.
Students will be guided by industry professionals to understand how movies are made and to experience this process first-hand by learning how to combine all the elements of the arts to create their own digital animation.
Cinematography, Design and Directing
This is a Senior focused film course, which will lead students through the skills of learning cinematography, design, and directing. They will examine short films and learn practical techniques in photography and using the camera.
Major Film Project
The Years 7 to 12 Major Film Project allows students to work in a large collaborative group and become a film production company. They will learn the art of scriptwriting, pre-production, production, and post-production.
Improvisation extends beyond the Drama classroom – it is a useful life skill. In Theatresports, students are trained to effectively improvise in small groups to develop the skills to confidently create engaging characters and moments on the stage.
This course offers students a structured and fun year-long program of tailored, individual skill building, teamwork, and multiple performance opportunities. The workshops promote the development of acting skills through group work and in-class workshops.
Drama Skills and Performance (Prep)
Drama Skills and Performance is focused on developing young actors and theatre makers to speak and perform on stage, which is an important life skill.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a youth development program for 14 to 25-year old’s in more than 125 countries around the world. The award offers a framework for all young people in Australia to develop valuable life skills and to make a real contribution to their personal development and their community.
Debating is offered to students in the Secondary School. The College competes in the Independent Schools Debating Association (ISDA), Friday Evening Debating (FED) and Archdale competitions.
Mock Programs (Selective)
Mock Mediation is a highly valued course run by The Law Society of NSW. The competition involves role play in response to given scenarios. Teams are given a conflict scenario. They break it down and resolve the issue using forward thinking, positive communication and co-operative problem-solving skills. The aim is to try and deal with conflicts without going to Court.
Mock Trial is a practical means of introducing students to the law and to increase understanding of the basis of our judicial system.
The National High School Mooting Competition is an event for Year 11 and 12 students to develop their advocacy skills in a competitive environment.
MUNA (Model United Nations Assembly)
MUNA is a long-running Rotary competition, organised globally to allow students to learn and engage with United Nations (UN) mechanisms.
Public Speaking class is a Co-Curricular offering. Classes combine theory and practice and aim at developing confidence in speaking, and tips for structuring engaging speeches. A range of Speeches are analysed and students work individually and in groups to present their own speeches.
A wonderful hands-on, creative course, that teaches not only the fun parts of creating and making, but also core business skills. Each week students make non-toxic, wholesome and natural health and beauty products.
Beginners Photography and Introduction to the Photographic Darkroom (Foundations of Photography)
In this ‘Beginners’ Photography course, students will apply a hands-on approach to various techniques and processes in digital and analogue photography. Students will be focusing on broadening their individual creative skills by fully understanding the technical capability of a DSLR camera.
Creative Digital Photography and Darkroom Processes (Creative Photography)
This is a dynamic and fun course for students who have completed the Foundations of Photography course or have sound knowledge in advanced camera techniques. Students are encouraged to use the camera in a creative and spontaneous way, producing curiously unexpected images. These creative techniques will open possibilities that can be applied to any field in photography.
The goal of Speech and Drama is to develop confident speakers in an enjoyable learning environment. By learning and practising sound vocal techniques in class, students are equipped and confident to speak effectively in any situation. Learning Speech and Drama unlocks the imagination and creative thinking, develops communication skills, refines artistry and promotes interaction and friendships.
Learning robotics provides an opportunity for students to become active problem solvers and to engage in their own learning. Robotics is a fun way for students to develop 21st Century skills and we hope to provide your daughter with the time, space and purpose to tinker with robots, solve open-ended problems and bring their ideas into reality.
This new eight-week course provides students with the inspiration, knowledge and skills to prepare delicious, good-looking foods that are trendy (and healthy!).
This class assists students in the development of textile skills in the construction of a range of student selected, simple projects. Students are individually led through the creation of their chosen projects.
This Barista course is designed to teach participants how to be skilled Baristas. In this interactive and highly practical course, participants will learn skills that will greatly assist them in gaining employment in a hospitality venue.
This program is an all-encompassing mindfulness practice. It will teach you powerful tools such as Resilience, reducing anxiety, enabling a strong growth mindset, coping with test stress, performing better in sports/curricular activities and increases flexibility for athletes and dancers.