Extracurricular at the College
With a cohort of over 1550 students from KG to Year 12, the College extracurricular programs are wide and varied, and very much open to change. Programs evolve depending on the group of students enrolled at the time, giving our students flexible co curricular programs that meet their needs.
A range of extracurricular programs including sporting activities, chess club, music, orchestra, bands, choirs, fitness club, STEM, tutoring, language clubs - the list is huge.
The extracurricular program at the College encourages our students to engage with their community so that when they leave in Year 12 they are active, confident young men and women with the world as their oyster.
Extracurricular in the Community
A large part of the College’s Christian ethos is emphasis on service to the community - both locally and overseas. As our students mature and take on responsibilities, we believe they can step out and make a difference in other people's lives. 85% of the world doesn't live like we do.
In terms of the global focus this reality is very strong in our mindset, so, for example, we have done a number of Cycle 4 Change trips where a group of staff, student and parent riders cycle 638 kilometres from Albany to Perth. It takes four days and the purpose is to fundraise for the school the College has built in Zambia.
Students also have fantastic opportunities to see where the money from their efforts is used, with annual mission trips to visit communities in Asia and Africa.
"Engaging students in the concept that we can make a difference in other people's lives, we actually can empower them to say that we don't have to sit in Australia and just look after ourselves. We take students on Impact Trips to Cambodia, Philippines, and Zambia to look at what the world is like, so the students can see for themselves. If we have the space, we invite parents to come on some of the trips. It's fantastic – the parents that are most heavily involved in fundraising travel with the students and actually see where the money is going, the school that's being built in Zambia, and the children in the school."
For the past two years students and staff at the College have been making soups for the homeless people of Perth. Super Soupers allows students whose gift is performing acts of service for others, the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the community. It is also an example to all students in the Swan Community that society needs a variety of philanthropic activities, including serving those less fortunate than ourselves.
Monthly the group makes about 200L of soups, namely Pumpkin, Potato-Leek, Corn-Celery, Cauliflower-Bean and a Vegetable-Lentil soup. Donations of supplies to prepare the soups come from the College community.