Welcome to our Semester 1 CCA program 2021.
With academic excellence an important goal of St. Andrew’s Grammar, Co-Curricular activities can benefit students in building a wider view of education, self-esteem and resilience. The activities offered in this booklet will create a strong sense of camaraderie between students, school and community, and will help set students up to be a whole person. As part of the school improvement drive, we offer a vast array of opportunities for our students.
Our Mission is ‘To give students a holistic learning experience that can build self-esteem, gain cultural experience, interact with likeminded peers, develop leadership skills and give back to the community’. As such, our school promotes academic excellence while encouraging all staff and students to be actively involved in holistic education.
We believe this active participation in sport, music, art, drama and service opportunities are key for our students’ development. Although not contractually obligated, our staff at St. Andrew’s Grammar are absolutely committed to offering students fun and exciting opportunities which they are passionate about. Our CCA Programme offers a balanced variety of sports, academic, cultural and performance arts, and we actively encourage students to be involved. Academic tuition is also offered for most upper school courses by arrangement with teachers. Sport and training for sport are also offered before and after school. This will vary depending on the seasons.
We hope that you support these outstanding programs and look forward to receiving your applications for these opportunities.
To see our current range of extra curricular activities and signup, please view the following:Semester Two Co-Curricular Schedule Semester Two Co-Curricular Signup
What is CCA?
Co-curricular activities (CCA) are typically defined as activities that complement and enhance the academic, cultural, artistic and athletic experiences of the school courses. The staff at St. Andrew’s Grammar school are committed to giving students a holistic learning experience. Providing an abundance of opportunities and choices to trial different interests and to build on students social relationships outside the classroom.
Benefits for students
A fully engaging co-curricular program will enhance the students’ pursuit of success in a well-rounded schooling environment. With academic excellence an important goal of St. Andrew’s Grammar, Co-curricular activities can benefit students in building self-esteem and resilience in a safe space that all students can find joy in.
Often Australian students can have a poor sense of belonging to a school according to the Australian Council of Education Research (ACER). The activities that have been provided will create a strong sense of comradery between students, school and community that will set students up to be a whole person.
As our academic curriculum is dedicated to supporting the students’ learning, our CCA program compliments some great transferable skills into the classroom. Students are able to collaborate, show leadership skills and build relationships with teachers outside of the classroom.
Students can take ownership of their CCA program by mapping out and choosing their specific interests, this creates some great opportunities for building some life skills such as time management whilst providing some stress relief and relaxation from some demanding schedules.