Our extra-curricular program continually revolves around the students’ interests and talents. This approach engages and extends students in their areas of interest and expertise and provides challenges for them to learn resilience and perseverance.
Physical Education is very strong and solid foundations are laid in the Junior School by a Physical Education teacher. The students participate in Knockout Sports during the weekdays and participate actively in Interschool competition. The students have the opportunity to compete in their district on weekends.
The sports program provides students with challenges to learn resilience, perseverance and team skills. They learn to win with humility and to be gracious in defeat.
There are many sports, including:
Camps help create a climate where children may relate freely with each other and provide a more relaxed atmosphere for teacher and student relationships. Camps are a vital part in developing personal responsibility skills, social skills and learning to be resilient. It is our expectation that all students in Years 5-10 are involved in the Camp Program.
Camps are an additional cost to your child’s fees.
Camps for specific year levels include:
Japanese is the subject that is taught at St Francis de Sales College as our English as a second Language subject in Reception to Year 12.
Each year we have Japanese students visit our College from Sonobe High School near Kyoto.
One hundred and thirty of our families have been involved in the homestay program and have gained lifelong friends. Our students involved in these programs develop an understanding of a culturally rich world and many one day may work and live within this culture.
Every second year, students in Year 10-12 can participate in the College’s Japan Study Tour. The trip focuses on providing enriching language and cultural experience. Students who participate also complete a SACE Unit, which is counted towards their SACE.
Students who participate in Dance at St Francis de Sales College are involved in a myriad of activities that include flash mob performances, Arts @ Twilight Performance Evening, The Chill Factor Performance Evening and participation in the Mount Barker Christmas Pageant. The pinnacle of the year for Stage 1 Dance students is the offering of the opportunity to take part in an ‘Arts Trip’ to either Melbourne or Sydney where students participate in a variety of workshops and activities relating to all facets of the performing and visual arts. Also included in this trip is attendance at live theatre performance. This is an invaluable experience that is something our younger dance students can look forward to in future years.