Senior School Co-Curricular
While strong academic performance is important, at Ormiston College private school we believe an individual’s social skills and self-confidence are just as important for success.
Not every student is successful in each aspect of school life, but our broad co-curricular program encourages students to recognise their talents and to enjoy genuine success and growth in self-confidence.
Our team programs teach the importance of individual performance and commitment to the whole, while also helping students learn how to strive to achieve ‘personal bests’ and to both win and lose with grace. Of course having fun is also important.
Students can choose from music, drama, debating, leadership programs and from an extensive list of individual performance and team sporting activities including:
Music Tuition, Aerobics, Speech, Drama, Dance, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Debating Club, Fitness Club, Chess, Public Speaking, Environmental Committee, Social Justice Committee, Sailing, Swimming Club, Biennial Musical, Tennis Tuition, Drama Club, Art Club, Robotics Club, Titration, Cultural Committee, the Academic Committee, and a program of cultural exchange, excursions, camps and overseas and national tours.
Ormiston College Singers (Year 6-8), Ormiston College Chorus (Years 8-12), Chamber Singers (Years 9-12), Redback Chorus (Years 8-12 Boys)
Sting Quartet, Ormiston College Chamber Orchestra (OCCO), Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Symphony Strings, Woodwind Ensemble, Sonata Strings, Jazz Band, Brass Ensemble, Flute Choirs, Saxophone Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Keyboard Ensemble, Other Short Term Chamber Ensembles
AFL, Rugby, Athletics, Sailing, Basketball, Soccer, Cricket, Softball, Cross Country, Swimming, Tennis, Hockey, Volleyball, Netball
Ormiston College is a committed member of The Associated Schools (TAS) sporting program, also the Bayside District and Metropolitan East Region sporting associations.
Critical learning doesn’t only happen on campus and our program of camps and excursions are important ways of broadening our student’s educational experiences.
Camps are organised for students in Year 8 to assist in social growth and development, and in Year 11 with a focus on leadership in preparation for the role students will undertake in Year 12.
Every second year students in Years 9 to12 may participate in tours to Germany and Japan, enjoying home-stays with our sister schools in both countries. Our College reciprocates each alternate year providing home-stays for students from both countries, developing a stronger understanding and appreciation for other cultures and individuals.
In past years, Senior Art students have travelled to Italy, the Humanities Department to Turkey and Greece and numerous sporting and music tour groups have travelled both overseas and interstate.
A much-anticipated highlight in the co-curricular program for the Year 12 students is the annual 7-day ski tour to Perisher Blue Ski Resort – an outstanding way of rounding out their intensive and enriching private school education with Ormiston College. Life skills ... Confidence ...Citizenship