- Student Life
The College has number of Clubs and activities for students to pursue their areas of interest and make new friends along the way.
Activity Club provides Middle School students with the opportunity to play a range of indoor games in small groups under supervision at lunch time during Terms 2 and 3.
The Club is designed to help students meet other students over a friendly board game.
The Middle School Book Club gives students the opportunity to share their enjoyment of reading. Along with sharing books to read, reviewing the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year awards, students engage in a range of themes and other activities.
The Senior School Book Club, encourages students to grow their early love of reading into a life-long passion. Students can explore more mature themes and books on the Senior School texts list. Along with sharing the books they are reading, students will unpack ‘surprise book boxes’ to broaden areas of interest.
Held at lunchtime once a week, Chess Club provides a quiet and friendly rivalry atmosphere for Middle School students.
In Curiosity Club, Middle School students can develop and explore their own STEM projects and participate in competitions.
Members of the Woodcroft College Debate Team will attend weekly meetings to build their debating skills in both planned and impromptu scenarios. The team will then compete against other school’s teams throughout the year, showcasing their skill-growth in developing arguments and speaking in public.
In Double Helix Club students can participate in short STEM investigations and challenges. Students suggest areas of interest for further investigation and may choose a project to follow over a period of time.
Drama Club is a student-led community with a passion for performing arts. Each year, the current Drama Captain leads students in activities designed to develop their skills. The Club ends the year with a performance that is completely student-designed, developing significant skills in growth and agency.
This competition for Year 9 to Year 12 students, takes the form of a mock session of the UN Security Council. Teams of two students debate, amend, and vote on resolutions from the perspective of the country they are assigned. Students develop the skills of negotiation and diplomacy; while the discourse around global issues encourages awareness and empathy for social justice.
The Green Team is a group of students from Year 5 and above who are interested in sustainability. The group works together to develop projects within the school to improve sustainability. Initiatives include Nude Food Day and Waste Free Wednesdays.
Healthy Habits is a program for girls in Year 8 to Year 12 focused on health, fitness, nutrition, empowerment and positivity. One hour sessions are held twice a week. With a variety of fun activities including games, challenges and group discussions.
Jump Rope is a great team building exercise for students in our Junior School. From single rope skills, to partner routines, long rope skills and jump rope tricks, it is a great way of developing coordination and is a lot of fun.
Students in the Mountain Bike Team develop riding skills so they can enjoy some of the awesome purpose built trails available locally. The focus is on developing riding endurance with a view to competing in cross country mountain biking events. Riding is a healthy pursuit and a great way to spend time together with friends in the outdoors.
A Mock Trial is a simulated court case in which the participating student teams contest a fictional legal matter in a Mock Court. Students take on either the role of plaintiff or prosecution against defence in competition with another school. Run by the Law Society and judged by legal professionals, senior secondary students complete full simulated trials, with the opportunity to experience a real District or Magistrates Court Room in round two. Case materials are provided and students do not need prior legal knowledge to participate.
Woodcroft College enters teams into the annual series of Pedal Prix events as part of the UniSA Australian HPV (Human Powered Vehicles) Super Series. Competing against hundreds of teams from other schools, involvement in Pedal Prix will develop valuable skills in teamwork, leadership, communication, strategic thinking, problem solving, resilience, technological and engineering along with general fitness and health.
The aim of RAVE+ is for students to develop their understanding of faith. The time will be spent sharing prayers and stories of individual experience along with scripture. Students are invited to meet every Friday at lunch with our College Pastor.
The STEM Girls Club for students in Middle School aims to encourage and develop interest in STEM within a supported environment. Students are encouraged to investigate and explore areas of interest as a group.
The Students’ Stories Newspaper is a fantastic place for aspiring writers and journalists to come together as a community. Students work towards a deadline for an end of term publication. Articles can cover student profiles, sport updates, writing competitions and much more.
Surf Club runs in Terms 1 and 4 afterschool at Southport Beach. It is run in conjunction with Port Noarlunga Aquatics who supply instructors, surf boards and wetsuits. The Club is for surfers of all abilities with instructors and College teachers supporting students to develop their skills. Surf Club is a fun way for students to interact with the environment and learn valuable water safety and surf knowledge. Meetings are held at the start of Term 1 or 4 for interested students to attend and register their interest, with only 14 spots available.
Running in Term 3, girls in Middle and Senior School can participate in the Tech-Girls Challenge, designed to encourage engagement with computer science and entrepreneurship. Groups of students are partnered with a female industry mentor from around Australia as they work to develop a mobile app to solve a problem within the community. This group often runs during the STEM Girls Club.
Targeted towards lovers of writing, the Writers’ Group gives students the opportunity to share their writing and to work on improving their creativity. Students will be given tips on publishing their work and will be encouraged to enter the range of writing competitions offered both in-school and Australia-wide.
Cooking Club is held once a week after school for students in Year 6 and 7.
This program is designed to build confidence in the kitchen, awareness of food safety and hygiene and to apply cookery skills and knowledge to create a variety of foods.
Reception to Year 12
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