EXTENSION PROGRAMS

At St Joseph’s College, many Extension Programs are 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 Shoe)
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)

For further information on the College Productions.

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
The Informatics Competition (February – March)
This program is offered to students in Year’s 7 to 12. Students are asked to nominate if they wish to enter the competition. The competition consists of a 1 - 2 hour test on a set day (Australia Wide) and tests the student’s ability to solve problems and think logically about problems. No prior computer knowledge or programming knowledge is required. All students receive a certificate for participating in the competition. Students who perform very well are rewarded with a Credit, Distinction or High Distinction Award.

The Mathematics Challenge (March - June)
This program is offered to students who have shown an ability and interest in mathematical problem solving. It is a three week competition run by the Australian Mathematics Trust. Students present written solutions to the problems. Their results are sent to the AMT who determine the student’s rank compared to other entrants. All students receive a certificate for their efforts. These range from Certificates of High Distinction, Credit and Participation.

The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools Mathematics Competition (August)
This competition is offered to all students in Years 7 to 12. Students are asked to nominate if they wish to enter the competition. It consists of a one and one-quarter hour test on a set day (Australia wide) and tests the student’s ability to solve problems and to think logically about problems probably not encountered in the classroom. All students receive a certificate for participating in the competition. Students who perform very well are rewarded with a Credit, Distinction or High Distinction award.

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
  • Opportunities to enter writing competitions organized by COASIT, Melbourne
  • 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

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PROGRAM
Both the Enright & Mercy Campus of 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 (including an enrolment form). 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 kit, 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 & 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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