There are a wide variety of co-curricular activities offered outside of the Sport and Performing Arts programmes.
Some of the regular weekly term-time activities include:
Weekly training is followed by competition against other NSW schools.
Theatresports: this form of improvised comedy sees teams of participants create a one-three minute original scene. In Terms 2-4, teams of three-five students compete in the Theatresports Schools Challenge against more than 100 NSW schools.
This homework centre is offered by our EALD specialist staff to support the EALD and international students with targeted English Support through group and individual support. International students are mandated to attend this homework centre as a condition of their enrolment.
A weekly lunchtime club where students create initiatives that endeavor to lessen the environmental footprint of the School.
This class is taught by Jacqi Willis, a fashion industry professional, on how to use different art mediums to create your own original fashion illustrations and designs.
The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is the world’s foremost student competition for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Groups of students engage with engineering and manufacturing disciplines to design, make, analyse, test and race a F1 C02 powered car.
Girls in Tech: This activity aims to promote coding, tech, innovation, computer science and related fields as potential options for young women. Girls in Years 5 to 9 are mentored and supported by female teachers and girls in the Senior College as they learn about coding and build their confidence and interest in related fields.
StartUp: Students work independently or in teams to develop a business idea that they then pitch to judges in a bid to win funds to get their business off the ground.
Vex IQ Robotics: Students work in teams of two to five to design, build and programme a robot for the Vex IQ Challenge. This is an international competition with new twists added annually to keep students engaged and challenged.
A weekly lunchtime club where students are helped in knitting blanket squares for an Anglicare charity.
A MakerSpace is a place where students come together to learn to use materials as well as develop creative projects. MakerSpace promotes learning through tinkering and experimentation.
Maths Club is for senior students who are seeking assistance with particular aspects of their maths programmes, assignments or assessments.
This is only open to Year 11 and 12 students. Students are selected for the team who are then trained and enter a knock out competition.
There are numerous music ensembles that students can participate in, as well as individual tuition.
A free drop-in homework club run by the Specialised Learning staff and specialist support staff from Maths and English. It’s particular aim is to offer support to students who have learning needs but it is open to any student who would like to access support. Help is offered specifically around organisation and support for student’s homework, hand-in assessments and preparation for tests and exams.
The Science Club gives students the chance to pursue amazing science learning opportunities that are not in the current Years 7-10 teaching programmes and do some exciting and innovative science. This is part of the school’s commitment to growing real, authentic, relevant science at St Andrew’s.
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