Co-curricular Activities

The co-curricular activities program offered at fountain gate secondary college is an important part of the education for all students. all students have special skills outside of the classroom that they should be able to develop fully.

Co-curricular activities provide enjoyable and challenging experiences that enhance and maximise the students’ learning. Participation in these co-curricular activities is normally run outside the classroom predominately at lunch, after school or before school.

COMPETITIONS

Students are encouraged and supported to participate in national subject based competitions including Australian Mathematics Competition, Australian Stock Exchange Competition, and National Science Competition. In English, school based activities are held in the areas of writing, poetry, public speaking and debating which lead to participation in regional competitions.

INSTRUMENTAL PROGRAM

Students have the opportunity to learn woodwind, brass, drums (percussion), piano, guitar and singing Once a student achieves a suitable standard on their instrument they are encouraged to join the school bands and ensembles. Each year, students participate in various concerts and have the opportunity to perform musical items in school productions, assemblies, ceremonies and special occasions. Students in the High Achievers program are also required to learn a wind or brass instrument when they commence the program.

SCHOOL MAGAZINE

A team of hard working individuals assist in the production of the annual school magazine. They write about school events, sport, music and personal views and organise the photographic accompaniments.

PERFORMING ARTS

Our extensive program allows students to gain nationally recognised music qualifications in instrumental performances. Opportunity is provided for students to gain extensive performance experience through involvement in school assemblies, Presentation Nights and ‘Creative and Performing Arts Nights’. The school productions also provide great chances for our young aspiring actors.

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND DEBATING

Inter-school Debating Competition:

Senior Years. Fountain Gate senior students can enter in the DAV Inter-school Debating Competition, which is the largest English speaking debating competition in the world. Students work together in teams to build up a case debating controversial topics relevant to todays’ society. They are guided and coached to develop their skills of communication, as well as their ability to think critically and analytically. Debating offers you important argumentative and persuasion skills and teaches you how to be an effective speaker, using language in a fluent and clear manner to be understood by your audience. It also helps to encourage good team work and a sense of self-achievement.

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Art & Photography Club was created for students who love the arts and needed that extra time at lunchtime to hone their skills. Students participate in drawing activities, photography shoots and various other tasks. Members are invited to photograph school events and have their images utilised in various school publication and on display. There is opportunity for these students to enter local and international art/photography competitions and have their work displayed in the annual Fountain Gate School Magazine.

Each week the club meets in A3 at lunch once a week. Students are welcome to bring their lunch and their creativity and come along to see what photography/art we will get into each week! The club is a student run club and any idea is a good one that we will try to implement. ALL WELCOME!!

SPORT

Our school encourages and celebrates the success of our talented students in the sporting field. Students have the opportunity to participate in individual and team competitions in a variety of sports, including the Rugby Sports Academy.

We also offer many academic based co-curricular activities for the students’ enhanced learning including:

HOMEWORK CLUB

Homework club operates one afternoon a week (3:15 pm - 4:30 pm). Please check Compass to see which day it is being offered. Homework club also operates every Monday at lunchtime to supervise and assist students with homework tasks.

VCE TUTORIAL PROGRAM

Students studying a VCE program have the opportunity every Thursday to seek extra support and assistance from their teachers as part of our college’s VCE Tutorial Program.