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Specialist Learning

Music

We believe that every child is musical and love to see students enjoy the creative outlet music provides.

 

Classroom tuition

From Kindergarten to Year 7, students enjoy the classroom music program which includes oral training, theory training, world instruments, intervals and much more. 

In Years 8 to Years 10, music is offered as an elective, with the Year 10 elective including song writing and song producing.

 

Private instrumental tuition

An instrumental program is offered for all students from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Students are taught by expert peripatetic teachers in a choice of instruments including; guitar, bass, piano, clarinet, saxophone, drums, percussion, French horn, trombone and trumpet. 

Lessons occur during class time on a rotating time table and instrument hire is available.

A music scholarship exists for all Year 5 students whereby instrumental tuition is free and students pay only for the hire of the instrument.

 

Bands

The music scholarship students join the Year 5 band. There is also a Year 6 band. Band members are invited to join an annual two-day Performing Arts Workshop, along with other SCEA sister schools.

 

Choirs

The Junior Primary choir is open to students from Year 1 to Year 3

The Senior Primary choir is for students from Year 4 to Year 6.

The choirs rehearse once a week, during class time.

The choirs and bands perform and play at assemblies, presentation night and at community events.

 

 

Food Technology

Our College has a bespoke seven-kitchen food technology room.

All Year 7’s enjoy a one-semester introduction to Food Technology, during which students study nutrition, look at food trends and develop kitchen management skills through practical life based cooking activities. Students can then elect Food Technology as a subject choice to the end of Year 10.

We also offer a Cert III in Kitchen Skills for Year 11 and Year 12 students. These students spend every Friday at commercial kitchens of the Swan Trade Training Centre, under the direction of professional chefs.

Students from the younger years also enjoy the facilities for their special cooking classes.

 

 

Physical Education

Southern Hills Christian College’s Physical Education program provides students with the opportunity to learn and explore new skills. We believe every student has the ability to make progress in learning through physical movement. We want to see young people strive in their physical abilities and celebrate their God given potential.

We use the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) curriculum as a standard platform to teach our students and students have the opportunity to learn an extensive repertoire of skills in Physical Education lessons.

 

In primary school, students start learning exciting fundamental movement skills in their early years and progress to applying learnt fundamental movement skills in competitive contexts in the later years.

 

In secondary school, students learn about effective movement patterns, refining existing learned skills, applying court movement skills, tactics and strategies and using feedback to evaluate their performance. In secondary school, we offer Physical Education General WACE Courses. In Physical Education students explore how physical activity improves personal well-being and how their conduct affects the participation of others.

Annually, we run school swimming competitions, cross-country races and athletic carnivals for both the primary and secondary students. The results from these competitions are used to select representatives for our College in inter-school competitions hosted by WACSSA (Western Australia Christian School Sport Association) and ACC (Associated Catholic Colleges Sport Association).

Throughout the year, we are also involved in various sport specific inter-school lightning carnivals. In primary school, we have teams involved in cricket, AFL, netball and indoor volleyball. In secondary school, we have participated in touch rugby, netball, ultimate frisbee, soccer and Aussie rules football.

 

Enrichment Clubs

Every Friday afternoon, students from Year 6 to Year 10 all join a variety of enrichment clubs for the final two periods of the week. The clubs on offer include:

  • Animation and Photo Manipulation
  • Dixieland band
  • Mountain Biking
  • Specialized Sport
  • Yearbook Club
  • HASS, Science, Maths and English extension