An extensive range of co-curricular subjects, programs and activities is provided to support and expand the central academic curriculum, to enhance learning and to allow students to experience diversity, creating interest and motivation.
We value all students equally. We work towards providing learning experiences and deliberations relevant to their age, gender, interests, stages of personal development and in response to the challenges students may encounter in adolescent life.
Our programs affirm students, acknowledge their gifts and talents and cater for the diversity of ways in which they learn.
Examples of some of the many opportunities available include:
The College Co-Curricular Program provides students with additional learning experiences that enable them to break pre-existing boundaries and further their discovery of self. The opportunities on offer provide a foundation for developing passion and pursuing areas of individual interest.
The College Production takes performance to the next level, providing the opportunity for students of all skill sets to be involved on stage and behind the scenes on a both a performance and technical level. The production extends the learning experience beyond the classroom, providing an authentic opportunity for students of all year levels to showcase their skill, creativity and talent as well as further their development of self. Students who choose to be involved in the production have the opportunity to perform on stage, assist with the design and creation of sets, engage in costume and lighting design, lead the ‘Front of House’, and contribute musically through sound and instrument. The audition, rehearsal and performance segments of the College Production aim to bring our community together, celebrating diversity, creativity and teamwork.
2013: The Wiz.
Kolbe Catholic College has a large Instrumental and Ensemble Music Program, which provides tuition on voice, piano, guitar, bass guitar and drums. The program is open to all students in Years 7-12.
The Music Department has engaged the services of external music tutors who deliver music lessons on a weekly basis to our students. Lessons conducted during the day are of 25 minutes duration and are based on a rotational timetable so that students do not miss the same classes every week. Fixed lessons of 30 minutes duration are available before and after school.
The Instrumental Music Program at Kolbe Catholic College in an ensemble-based program. All students undertaking music lessons are required to attend regular rehearsals of an ensemble(s), which they are placed in either through their tutor’s recommendation or by audition.
Health & Physical Education classes, year level sport programs and inter-house carnivals for Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country provide opportunities for students to develop personal skills and fitness within the framework of healthy competition.
The College is a member of the Sports Association Catholic Co-educational Secondary Schools. Students can participate in a range of inter-school sporting activities, including athletics, swimming, cross country, cricket, football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, netball, tennis and golf. The SACCSS premier league operates at Years 7 – 10. SACCSS Senior sport days are held for Years 11 & 12.
The aim of the Health and Physical Education curriculum is to promote the value of physical activity in students’ lives. It gives pupils the opportunity to practise ways of working with others to adopt and maintain a healthy, productive and active lifestyle. At Kolbe the Health and Physical Education curriculum encourages students to be physically active people for life. Students learn through challenging and enjoyable movement experiences, improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence in a variety of contexts.
A wide range of subjects and electives is provided across year levels, including pathways to VCE P.E. and VCE Health and Human Development. In the HPE junior and middle school programs, the focus is on theory, participation and developing practical skills in game situations. Areas studied include fitness and exercise, the science of the body and movement, nutrition, and skills associated with sports such as cricket, softball, survival swimming, netball, soccer, basketball, touch football, track and field and ten pin bowling.
Learning in the Performing Arts prepares students for life-long creative involvement, building their confidence in presenting and performing for others. Through the study of Drama, Music and Dance, students learn how to express themselves artistically and to communicate their emotions. As 21st century performers, they also learn how to produce works digitally and how to record their works using a range of technologies. Students explore and review past and contemporary works as a means of inspiration
while tapping into culture and community expression. In state-of-the-art and purpose-built rooms, students in Years 7 & 8 undertake foundational learning while students from Year 9 onwards undertake more personalised learning through semester-based electives and year long senior courses.
The latest development stage of the College has seen the introduction of specialist Dance, Drama, Music and Digital Music spaces. These spaces include band and music tuition rooms, a professional dance studio, a recording studio and a range of contemporary performance spaces. The College Stadium is fitted with specialist lighting and sound systems. These resources are complemented by the magnificent adjoining stage area of significant size, providing performance area, curtains and ICT projection, side storage and dressing rooms.
Events such as the College Musical Production, annual performance evenings and external competitions – all held on stage in the Stadium – take performance to the next level, providing the opportunity for students of all skill sets to be involved both on stage and behind the scenes on a technical level.
The College Cocurricular Program provides students with additional learning experiences that enable them to break pre-existing boundaries and further their discovery of self. The opportunities on offer provide a foundation for developing passion and pursuing areas of individual interest. Some of the many clubs available for students include: