Extra and Co-curricular Activities

Our vision at St Mark’s is to offer a Christian education which liberates, empowers and motivates students to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity in loving and responsible service.

 

What is an Extra-Curricular activity?

 

Extra-Curricular activities are those that fall outside the realm of the normal curriculum of school are the majority are not explicitly connected to academic learning.

A range of extra-curricular activities are offered to students according to their age and interests. These include:

  • Sporting teams and competitions such as athletics, netball, tennis, basketball, cricket, cross country, swimming, touch football and volleyball
  • Music lessons and ensembles
  • Debating, Public Speaking and Mock trial
  • Art and Drama Performance.
  •  ICAS, English, Maths and Science competitions
  • Interschool Carnivals for Athletics and Cross Country

 

What is a Co-Curricular activity?

 

Co-curricular activities are those additional activities which are not taught in the usual classroom environment. The co-curricular dimension of an all-round education has never been more important than it is today. They expose students to community, state, and national organisations and thus create links to the “real world.” Co-curricular activities allow students to learn a variety of skills, many of which they will carry with them for life. Co-curricular activities at St Mark’s lead to the increased personal and spiritual development of the students, and arise from the core learning experiences of the school. These include:

 

  • Year 10 Work Experience
  • Camps for Years 3 to 11
  • Year 12 Retreat
  • Year 11 Community Service
  • Peer support program – (developing leadership skills, resilience and values)
  • School Representative Council – SRC