Co-Curricular, Extra Curricular and Service Activities
At St Hilda’s School we offer a wide range of co-curricular activities and also some extra-curricular activities. Many significant life skills are taught or may be learned in these programs. These include leadership, decision-making and commitment, learning to take responsibility in the community, learning to work in teams and motivate others, learning to organise and learning to negotiate. Through their involvement in these activities, students develop a sense of accomplishment and enhance their self-confidence by using their talents and responding to the challenges presented to them.
Co-curricular activities form an integral part in the learning and development of all students as they augment the formal curriculum. Each student in Years 7–12 at St Hilda’s School is expected to participate in at least one co-curricular activity each term.
This handbook has been designed to help you and your daughter to navigate your way through the array of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities available and to assist them to make informed choices.
The information contained in this handbook includes a description of each activity and the benefits to participants, including details such as the venue and times each activity is run and contact information for the staff in charge of the activity.
Overview of Co-Curricular Activities 2019
- Amnesty International – Terms 1-4
- Art Club Years 7-8 – Terms 2-4
- Debating – Terms 1-3
- Film Buff and Media Makers – Terms 1-4
- Inter-House Musical/Dance Festival – Term 1 every 2nd year
- Inter-House Drama Festival – Term 3
- International Group – Terms 1-4
- Robotics Club – Terms 1-4
- Theatre and Drama Master Classes – Periodically throughout the year
- The Coffee Stop – Terms 1-4
- Middle School Book Club Years 7-9 – Terms 1-4
- The Joint TSS / St Hilda’s Book Club Years 10-12 – Terms 1-4
Music activities as listed below do not appear on the timeline above as they are generally scheduled to take place throughout the entire year.
- Big Band
- Middle/Senior School Concert Band
- Rhythm & Blues Band
- Senior Choir
- Senior String Ensemble
- Senza Ragazzi Show Choir
Sport activities are not listed above and may be found on pages 26-43 of the Handbook.
Overview of Extra Curricular Activities 2019
- Individual Music Tuition – Terms 1-4
- Extra Speech and Drama Tuition – Terms 1-4
- Club Netball – Terms 1-4
- Club Touch – Terms 1-4
- Delta Gymnastics – Terms 1-4
- Snow Sports – June/July Holidays
- Swimming – Terms 1-4
- Tennis – Terms 1-4
St Hilda’s Aquatics
St Hilda’s swimming is available all year round, catering for learn to swim through to squad level swimmers. Focus is placed on development of the correct technique. All programs are skill and ability based, and as such each swimmer trains in a level of an equivalent age, ability, skill, dedication, fitness and competitive desire and also a love of the sport of swimming.
If your child did not swim at St Hilda’s in the previous school term, they will need to book in for a free swim assessment. This assessment determines which class best accommodates your child’s level of water confidence.
Assessments and classes are open to boys and girls over the age of 3. Space is limited and spots are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the Aquatics Office at 07-5577 7277 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to attend your scheduled assessment time, please contact the Aquatics Office in order to reschedule. Swimmers should be in their suits with caps and goggles ready to enter the pool no later than 3:30pm or they may forfeit their assessment time.