Extension Activities

A range of extra programmes are offered to students each year. These may vary according to interest. Below is a list of those currently available.

At Killester College we aim to enrich, extend and deepen student learning through a diverse range of activities and opportunities across all learning areas.

Arts

  • Theatre visits – internal and external
  • Gallery and Exhibition excursions
  • Biennial School Production
  • Biennial Arts and Technology show
  • Music Soirees
  • Music Extravaganzas
  • Music lunchtime showcases
  • Instrumental Music
  • Music camp
  • Choirs
  • Bands
  • Theatresports competitions

English

  • Visiting writers
  • In school performances
  • Debating
  • Public speaking competitions and events
  • Book club

Health and Physical Education

  • Outdoor Education project – Year 9
  • Wide range of Interschool Sports
  • Rally Days – Year 7-8
  • Outdoor Activity Day – Year 8
  • Self defence training
  • Fitness programs

Humanities

  • Wide ranging and extensive excursion and incursion program
  • Politics club
  • Canberra Camp – Year 11

Languages

  • Languages activity and awareness week
  • Languages camps
  • Visiting first language speakers program – Year 12
  • Cultural dances of the world
  • International Language Perfect Competition

Mathematics

  • National Maths Competition

Science

  • International Science Perfect Competition
  • National Chemistry Quiz
  • STEM group
  • Science Week

Religious Education

  • Wallara visits – Year 8
  • School Community Partnerships – Year 9
  • Building Bridges – Year 10
  • Retreat – Year 12
  • Justice and Democracy
  • St Vincent De Paul
  • Joey’s Van – Year 12

Technology

  • Maker Space
  • Coding club
  • Hospitality and Catering for school events
  • Hospitality venue visits
  • Fashion week events
  • Biennial Arts and Technology show

Co-curricular

  • Tutoring Primary students
  • Monash tutor program
  • Kryptic Challenge
  • Brigidine Day
  • PAL
  • Drop-in Centre
  • Homework Club

 

Music at Killester

Every student at Killester has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument in either Year 7 or Year 8. The girls can choose between the following instruments – flute, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet, trumpet, euphonium, trombone, and percussion. Each student is provided with an instrument. Extra teachers are employed to help the classroom teacher so that the girls can be taught in small groups. The girls learn to read music as well as play by ear and compose pieces. They cover theory and aural skills that help them to progress on their instrument. Each week they have small group lessons and then come together to play as a band. At the end of each semester the girls perform at the Music Extravaganza, held at Monash University. This gives them the chance to show off their skills to their parents and watch the more advanced musicians perform.

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