EXTENSION PROGRAMS

At St Joseph’s College there are many Extension Programs on offer to students wishing to extend their knowledge and participation in both co-curricular and supplementary areas.

Extension Programs are offered in the areas of:  

  • COLLEGE PRODUCTIONS
  • DEBUTANTE BALL
  • MATHEMATICS
  • ENGLISH
  • SPEAKING COMPETITIONS
  • VCE VET / VCAL SHOWCASE
  • HUMANITIES
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • LANGUAGES
  • THE ARTS
  • SCIENCE
  • INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PROGRAM

For further information, please see the explanations below.
COLLEGE PRODUCTIONS
Since 2008, the Mercy Theatre has provided the venue for the College to stage some fantastic theatre and musical productions. Students and staff have been involved in acting, singing, dancing and providing music for our fabulous productions. Students wishing to be involved in these activities can speak to their Performing Arts teachers to see what is currently offer.

The College has had a proud history of producing outstanding performances over the past years.
2008 – Opening & Blessing of the Mercy Theatre (Variety Show)
2009 – Flashdance, Cats & Hairspray (exert from the Musicals)
2010 – Grease (Musical)
2011 – Sussical (Musical)
2012 – Beauty & the Beast (Musical)
2013 – Peter Pan (Musical)
2014 – Annie (Musical)
2015 – Wizard of Oz (Musical)
2016 – Hating Alison Ashley (Stage Play)
2017 – Little Shop of Horrors


DEBUTANTE BALL
The St Joseph’s College Debutante Ball is open to Year 11 female students. Girls are required to ask a Year 11 or 12 male (preferably from St Joseph’s College) to partner them in their Debutante. The Ball/s are held in July at Club DaVinci.

MATHEMATICS
Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) Competition (March)
This competition is open to all students in Years 7-12. Students elect to be involved in this competition. The CAT competition is a one-hour problem solving competition that seeks to identify computer programming potential. No prior knowledge of computer programming is required. All students receive a certificate for their participation with high achieving students awarded a certificate of credit, distinction or high distinction.

Australian Mathematics Competition (August)
This competition is open to all students in Years 7-12. Students elect to be involved in this competition. The competition runs for 75 minutes and consists of 30 problems to solve. The competition tests mathematical thinking and the problems increase in difficulty through the competition, allowing students of all abilities to participate and be challenged. All students receive a certificate for their participation with high achieving students awarded a certificate of credit, distinction or high distinction.

ICAS Mathematics Competition (August)
This competition is open to all students in Years 7-12. Students elect to be involved in this competition. The competition runs for one hour and consists of 35 multiple choice questions and 5 free response questions. The paper assesses skills and knowledge across five strands: algebra and patterns, chance and data, measures and units, number and arithmetic, and space and geometry. All students receive a certificate for their participation with high achieving students awarded a certificate of credit, distinction or high distinction.

Australian Mathematics Challenge (March – June)

This challenge is open to all students in Years 7-10. Students elect to be involved in this competition. The challenge runs for a period of three consecutive weeks. This is a problem solving competition where students are presented with six difficult.


ENGLISH
  • ICAS Spelling Competition
  • ICAS English Competition
  • Dorothea Mackellar Poetry
  • Young Journalist Award

SPEAKING COMPETITIONS
  • Lions Youth of the Year -VCE
  • Rostrum Voice of Youth - Junior and Senior
  • Inter school debating
  • Frayne Festival - debating –VCE
  • Opportunities in Poetry and writing competitions every year.
  • Opportunities to enter school writing competitions during English Week/Book Week

VCE VET / VCAL SHOWCASE
An evening of Fashion, Hospitality, Hair & Beauty and Music - displaying the talents of students studying VCE Product Design and Technology Textiles , VET Applied Fashion Design and Technology, VET Music and VET Hair, Hospitality & Music. The Fashion Show is supported by Sunraysia Secondary Schools offering VCE and VET.


HUMANITIES
  • United Nations Program
  • Geography Competition
  • Historical Fiction Competition
  • ASX Share Market Game
  • Australian Business Week  (This program is for Year 11 students only.  Students who are studying this subject whilst in Year 10 will be offered the opportunity to complete ABW when they are in Year 11.)
TECHNOLOGY
  • Web Challenges
  • Web Quests
  • Extension work to build Intranet Pages relating to House/Homeroom Pages
  • IT Seminar participation in Melbourne and Adelaide
  • Completion of VET Courses- particularly in Home Economics and Woodwork
  • Australian Computer Studies Competitions – major focus on Systems Curriculum
  • Participation in the VCE/VET Showcase – senior students from St Joseph’s College and other district schools showcase their fashion designs in a Fashion Gala Event which is supported by the VET Music, Hospitality and Hair & Beauty students.
 
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • In addition to the Inter-house carnivals of swimming, athletics and cross-country running, we offer a variety of team and individual sports. Students have the opportunity to compete at local level in the Sunraysia Secondary School Sports Association (SSSSA). If they are successful at this level, they are invited to compete in the Northern Zone finals. Success at this level paths the way to State finals, where the top teams/individuals from across Victoria compete. Please see SPORTS PROGRAM for more information.
  • The Outdoor education program allows students to participate in a challenging outdoor expedition in a region outside of the Mallee.
LANGUAGES – Italian
  • ACER Language Certificate Competition held in August
  • Bi-annual Study Tour to Italy (September holidays)
  • Cultural Exchange Programs
THE ARTS
  • VCE Visual Arts Exhibition
  • Annual Ball Decorations – Designing, producing decorations and assisting SRC with the setting up of Annual  SJC Ball.
  • Competitions – Many school based art and graphic poster, stamp, product and logo competitions which   vary from year to year.
  • Illford Photography Competition – (Held every three months) – Students can produce black and white   photographs to enter.
  • Mildura Eisteddfod – The performing Arts students choose to partake in the Mildura Eisteddfod
  • SJC Choir – Weekly practices and various performances at many civic, school and community events
  • Band – Weekly practices and various performances at civic, school and community events.
  • Instrumental Music Program
  • Dance – For Masses

SCIENCE
  • Year 7 to 10  Science Talent Search
  • Year 9  Siemens Science Experience
  • Year 11  National Youth Science Forum
  • Year 11  National Qualifying Exams for Australian Science Olympiads in the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Year 11  Royal Australian Chemistry Institute National Chemistry Quiz
  • Year 7 to 12 Australian Schools Science Competition
  • Year 7 to 10 Robotics Club
  • Year 7 to 10 Big Science Competition 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PROGRAM
St Joseph’s College provide opportunities for excellence through Instrumental Music program or students may elect to join the College Bands and Choirs. All our instrumental teachers teach from specialised rooms on different days. All information on this program can be found in the Instrumental Music booklet.  All current instrumental students will have the opportunity to continue their lessons with their teachers. New and aspiring musicians are able to begin lessons once all paperwork has been completed and a timetable is organised.

The following instruments/lessons are offered – voice (singing), guitar, drum, flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, violin, cello, trombone and piano.

For further information, please contact Mr John Menhennett at jmenhennett@sjcmda.vic.edu.au


SPORTS PROGRAM
St Joseph’s College participates in the School Sport Victoria program which allows all schools in the District (Government and Non-Government) to compete at the same levels in a number of sports such as Basketball, Netball, Football, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Hockey, Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Cricket, Field & Game, Table Tennis and Golf. We were extremely successful this year and our Basketball, Netball, Football, Soccer, Hockey, Tennis & Cricket progressing to regional finals and our Hockey, Tennis teams making the State finals. 

We also had individual representation at the State level for Athletics, Swimming & Cross Country.
The Sports Program consists of three levels of competition:
  • District Level – School Sport Victoria Sunraysia (SSVS) – schools in Mildura.
  • Regional Level – School Sport Victoria Loddon Mallee Region (LMR) – schools down to Bendigo across to Shepparton,
  • State Level – SSV State competitions these are usually held in Melbourne.


Our sporting teams are divided into age groups and you can only participate in your Division regardless of your age.

 

  • Juniors –  Year 7 and 8 Students
  • Intermediate -  Year 9 & 10 students
  • Senior –  Year 11 & 12 Students
  • Term 1 –  Cricket , Swimming, Volleyball, Tennis, Baseball, Softball
  • Term 2 –   Hockey, Soccer, Netball, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Netball, Hockey
  • Term 3 –   Football, Badminton, Athletics,
  • Term 4 –  Table tennis, Basketball, Cricket


For further information, please contact Mr John Fleming at jfleming@sjcmda.vic.edu.au

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