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.
When: Training all year, Monday to Friday 3 – 4:30pm
Australian Volleyball Schools Cup (AVSC) –Term 4, Week 8 / 9
Where: Willunga High School Gym
Mentor: Mr Gaunt / Mr Princi / Mrs De Pretis
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 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: $1000 for the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup experience, a national competition held at the Gold Coast, plus $10 per activity throughout the year.
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 & wet-suit hire & instructor costs.
Consent forms available from Student Services.
When: Every Monday at lunch time
Where: Room 309 (next to the canteen)
Mentor: Mr Cousins
Interesting in helping your community? Want to feel that lovely feeling of helping others? Want to run events around school? Have big ideas but don’t know how to make them happen?
Join Willunga Leos and have the opportunity to do everything above and more!
When: Every Thursday at lunch time
Where: Indigenous Garden & 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.
Students with a particular interest in biology, the environment or conservation are encouraged to join Orchid Club.
When: Every Monday at lunch
Where: Room 219 (top of the science stairs, central building)
Mentor: Mrs Fricker
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. Its a great place to meet new people or spend time with your friends in a fun environment.
When: Thursday & 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!
MIDDLE SCHOOL TUTE GROUP
When: Thursdays from 3:15pm → 4:00pm from weeks 2 → 9 of Term 2.
Where: Learning Hub (Library)
Mentor: A minimum of two teachers are available each session (1 English / HASS & 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.
When: Every Friday lunch
Where: Room 219 (upstairs in the Learning Hub)
Mentor: Mr Zilm
Want to hang out with like-minded nerds across all year levels? Then come along to nerd club!
JAPANESE CONVERSATION GROUP
When: Every Thursday lunch
Where: Room 505
Mentor: Mr Smith
Come along to practice your Japanese conversation skills. Each week has a theme, but you can talk about whatever you want.
All year levels and ability levels are welcome. If you’re interested then just come along. Bring your lunch.
Willunga High School has a proud tradition of involvement in a variety of sports, including:
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 Lunch
Where: Room 134 (Sewing/Child Studies room in Art block)
Mentor: Ms Ring
Looking for a warm, friendly space to hang out on Friday’s at lunch? Do you like to sew or knit? or want to learn? Join The So & Sews!
When: 1 – 31 August every year
Where: Various community venues in Southern Adelaide.
Mentor: Ms Kent
Every year, Willunga High School Art students participate in the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival by displaying their artwork to the public at various venue.
ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW - JUNIOR ART, CRAFT & DESIGN
When: 30 August – 8 September 2019
Where: Adelaide Showground
Mentor: Ms Kent
Every year Willunga High School Art students have the opportunity to enter and display their artwork in the Junior Art, Craft & Design Competition at the Royal Adelaide Show (funded by WHS Arts).