Co-curricular

Co-curricular

“Experiencing the whole of school life”

Performing Arts and Music

Nepean Christian School has an enviable reputation in the arts, in particular music and drama. Students have specialist music lessons from Kindergarten and are issued with a concert band instrument (e.g. trombone, clarinet etc) in Year 4. They receive a year’s free tuition in that instrument. Those who continue are invited to join the school’s concert band in Year 5. Every second year the concert band tours parts of the nation, performing to schools and the general public.

When the school band is not on tour, we run a school musical, in which students from Year 5 to 12 are invited. Musicals have included: The Wizard of Oz, Shrek, Peter Pan, Into the Woods, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, Seussical and Honk.

Sport

For a small school we have a big sports program. We participate in regular interschool sport in teams such as soccer, basketball and netball. In addition, we send teams to a variety of gala days and selection trials. Students also have access to zone, state and national competition in swimming, athletics and cross country.

In high school we offer a broad range of leisure and recreational sports such as golf and mountain bike riding.

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Nepean Christian School is proud to offer The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, affording our students the opportunity to develop new skills, and expose them to experiences outside the classroom.

Students become eligible to participate in The Duke of Ed when they enter into Year 9 or are over the age of 14. The Award is a global framework for non-formal education and learning, which challenges young people to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference in their world. Through developing universal and transferable skills, increasing their fitness levels, cultivating a sense of adventure and volunteering in their community, the Award inspires young people to take control, make their own choices and build their own unique programs, helping them to find their purpose, passion and place in the world.

For further details on The Award, please visit the Australian National website www.dukeofed.com.au

Lunch time clubs

Every day exciting things happen around the school. Our library (The Hive) has movie days, craft and Lego. There are also clubs for chess, debating, dance, creative writing, SRC, Bible Studies and so much more.

The Hive

The Hive is the heart of the school. Not only is it the place for many of our co-curricular clubs, but it has one of the best collections of children’s and young adult fiction. The library is open before and after school, as well as lunch. It’s definitely the place to be.