Extra Curricular

Extra Curricular Activities

The strength of our community goes beyond the academics and into the all-round development of our students.

Cardijn College offers a range of extra-curricular activities including:

  • Music groups: Concert band, Stage band, ensembles and choir
  • College Musical
  • Drama Productions
  • Drama Club, Art Club, Computer Club, Chess Club
  • F1 in Schools
  • Drone / UAV
  • Tournament of Minds
  • Debating
  • Public speaking
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards
  • International Pedal Prix
  • Australian Business Week
  • Social Justice Group
  • Work experience
  • Science and Engineering Challenge
  • Maths competition
  • Australian Music Examination Board Exams
  • After School Sport
  • Tenison Woods Exchange
  • Catholic Co-Ed Swimming / Athletics Carnivals

All students are encouraged to be actively involved in these activities. Some activities require out of school hours participation, whilst many curriculum extension activities are offered during school hours.

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Pedal Prix

The International Pedal Prix is offered to students in Year 8 who are keen on the production of special vehicles as well as racing these high performance vehicles in the State competitions.

Our students are expected to commit themselves to training both during and after school. Parents and caregivers are expected to be fully involved with their children and are expected to assist with the different tasks required during the Pedal Prix.

Students work within a team environment. While the main objective is to achieve fast lap times, the actual success comes from working as a team with people that you normally would not work with, personally recognising your strengths and weaknesses and then pushing yourself further.

It is a great event that builds many things including:

  • stronger relationships within families built through a sense of achievement
  • a team spirit that reflects the Cardijn community 
  • patience, perseverance and acceptance by a student’s peers 
  • an opportunity for junior students to mix with and be supported by senior students.

For more information on our involvement with the Pedal Prix, please contact the Coordinator, Mr Colin Gin on 8392 9517 / cgin@cardijn.catholic.edu.au

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Performing Arts

Cardijn College holds an Arts Evening every second year showcasing each area of the arts, with music and drama performances and visual art, design and multimedia displays.

Each alternate year Cardijn holds its major whole school production, where all year levels of students, teachers and community members work together. This often takes the form of a musical extravaganza. Recent productions include Oliver, Li'l Abner.

Drama
Cardijn also provides the opportunity for all drama students to perform amongst students from other year levels and outside the classroom. They are able to be part of the Drama Club, which includes working together as an ensemble with students from both the Middle School and Senior School. This encourages students to build confidence and self esteem in an enjoyable environment. At the end of the school year students in music and drama engage in a cross-curricular activity working on a joint production that is performed for primary schools in the Southern Vales.

In Year 12 students produce a senior production which showcases their many years of creative learning.

Visual Arts
Visual Arts offers opportunities for students to become actively involved in many aspects of art and design. The Art Club includes students from Years 8-12 who produce a variety of art and craft works and public art pieces. Students engage in community and national art competitions and can be a part of the Artist in Residence Program. Integrated into the curriculum is the promotion of Asian studies and at the end of each year senior students exhibit their major pieces showcasing their many skills and talents.

Music
Extensive Music groups are offered at Cardijn which include Stage Band, Concert Band, Chorale, which has a membership of 70 students and Vocal Jazz for which students can audition. All groups practise both at lunchtimes and after school.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Cardijn College students over the age of 14 years are encouraged to participate in another of our personal development programs – the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

This international award program has a focus on personal development in skills, knowledge and character. It is a flexible, interesting and fun-packed program that involves a student’s participation in learning a new skill, playing a sport or other activity, involvement in a community service activity and participation in an expedition. It is entirely voluntary and is structured so that the participants can design their own unique program centred on their interests and passions.

The program has three award levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level requires participants to complete four categories: Service, Adventurous Journey, Skill and Physical Recreation.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an exciting self-development program available to young people, equipping them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their community and the world.

For more information on our involvement with the Duke of Edinburgh Award, please contact the Coordinator, Ms Carrie Lamming 8392 9500 / clamming@cardijn.catholic.edu.au