Extra-Curricular

Participating in extra-curricular activities allows students to develop strong relationships with their peers and a stronger sense of belonging to the community.

 

All extra-curricular programs are mentored by our school staff members.

VOLLEYBALL

When:   Training all year, Monday to Friday 3.00 – 4.30pm

Australian Volleyball Schools Cup (AVSC) –term 4, Weeks 8 / 9

Where: Willunga High School Gym

Mentor: Mr Gaunt

The volleyball program allows students to develop volleyball skills whilst also developing life skills when on camps or in competitions. The aim is to be as inclusive as possible with some teams competing at the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup (AVSC) and others competing in numerous events throughout the year ranging from knockout sport (winning focus) to zone competitions (participation/improvement focus). Teams are selected in term 1 to allow students to work together in teams throughout the year.

Cost: $1,000 for the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup experience, a national competition held at the Gold Coast, plus $10 per activity throughout the year.

SURFING

When:   Terms 1 & 4, Wednesday 4.15 – 5.30pm

Where: South Port Surf Life Saving Club, Weatherald Terrace, Port Noarlunga South

Mentor: Mr Gourlay

After school surfing is a great program that provides students with the opportunity to develop their surf safety skills and knowledge, make new friendships and build familiarity with other students while exercising the body and mind. This program is suitable for beginners through to advanced.

Cost: $34.65 ($3.85 per lesson) covering surfboard and wet-suit hire and instructor costs.

Consent forms available from Student Services.

ORCHID CLUB

When:  Every Thursday at lunch time

Where: Indigenous Garden and Orchid House

Mentor: Ms Megaw

Learn about orchid culture, native orchids, and prepare and maintain orchids for competitions. Students enter competitions across the state, including the OCSA’s monthly floral competitions and the Royal Adelaide Show where Willunga High School took out the Champion School Orchid Display and overall Champion Orchid Display prizes in 2018 and 2019.

Students with a particular interest in biology, the environment or conservation are encouraged to join Orchid Club.

RAINBOW ALLIANCE

When:  Every Friday at lunchtime

Where: Room 219 (top of the science stairs, central building)

Mentor: Ms Vause

Do you identify as a LGBTQIA+ person or consider yourself an ally?

Rainbow Alliance is an opportunity for students of all year levels to meet once a week and just have a chat and hangout. Each session will change format, depending on what YOU want.

Sometimes just having a place to go and having a chance to talk to like minded people is an amazing way to analyse the situation and understand that you’re not alone, also meet new friends!

Please see or email Mrs Fricker for more information.

BOARD GAMES CLUB

When:  Thursday lunch times

Where: Room 108 (ground floor of Learning Hub)

Mentor: Tyson, Pastoral Care Worker

Board Games Club is a fun activity group who gather to play board games once a week. Students get the opportunity to play a variety of board games from a free stock pile at school or personal games that they may choose to bring in and share with friends. It’s a great place to meet new people or spend time with your friends in a fun environment.

BREAKFAST CLUB

When:  Thursday and Friday mornings before school

Where: Near the bus drop off zone, just behind the canteen

Mentor: Tyson, Pastoral Care Worker

Breakfast is free and for anyone who is interested! We have toast, fresh fruit, yoghurt, Weet-bix, fresh milk and eggs or pancakes on Friday mornings. It’s a great way to start the day for both students and staff! So don’t go hungry! See you there!

AFTER SCHOOL TUTORIAL GROUP

When: Thursdays from 3.10pm → 4.00pm
Term 1 weeks 3 → 10
Term 2 weeks 2 → 9
Term 3 weeks 2 → 9
Term 4 weeks 2 → 8

Where: Learning Hub (Library)

Mentor: A minimum of two teachers are available each session (1 English / HASS and 1 Math / Science)

Teachers are available each session to provide extra support, clarification and work completion opportunities for students.

Consent forms are available from Student Services.

Please note: students will be required to find their own method of transport home from school as the school bus service will be unable to cater for students after their regular departure time.

KNOCKOUT SPORTS

Willunga High School has a proud tradition of involvement in a variety of sports, including:

  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Netball

Our school participates in knockout sports throughout the year, playing against schools across our region.  This is an ideal opportunity for students to experience competition at a high level, where the aim is to win each game to progress to the final stage of the knockout competition.

School sport offers students the opportunity to develop their abilities, work as a team and enjoy themselves by participating in competitions.

THE SO & SEWS

When: Every Friday lunchtime

Where: Room 134 (Sewing/Child Studies room in Art block)

Mentor: Ms Moore

Looking for a warm, friendly space to hang out on Fridays at lunch? Do you like to sew or knit? Or want to learn? Join The So & Sews!

SALA FESITVAL

When: TBA

Where: Various community venues in southern Adelaide.

Mentor: Ms Kent

Willunga High School art students participate in the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival by displaying their artwork to the public at various venues.

ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW - JUNIOR ART, CRAFT & DESIGN

When: TBA

Where: Adelaide Showground

Mentor: Ms Kent

Willunga High School Art students have the opportunity to enter and display their artwork in the Junior Art, Craft and Design competition at the Royal Adelaide Show (funded by WHS Arts).