Extra Curricular Activities – Year 11 and 12
Whyalla Secondary College recognises that valuable learning also occurs outside the classroom, as well as our rich and varied Body and Mind curriculum, we provide engaging and challenging opportunities for students to participate in a wide range of cocurricular sports, which cater for different student interests.
Successful teams are given the opportunity to represent Whyalla Secondary College through participation in carnivals and competitions around South Australia. Sports are open to all students.
We value the contribution co-curricular sport makes to the social, physical and emotional growth of our students. They are given the opportunity to play with and against peers and others. Through this, students gain benefits, such as teamwork and leadership skills, increased physical fitness and develop positive relationships with students.
Whyalla Secondary College is part of the Eyre and Western Region and we nominate in both regional and state-wide knockouts, providing students with multiple chances to participate in a range of sports, including:
- Australian Rules Football
Students also have the opportunity to participate in the WAASAC (Western Area Secondary Schools Athletics Carnival)
Year 11 and 12 students will have the opportunity to attend school camps and excursion based on negotiation with curriculum teacher.
The STEM Innovation Experience (STEMIE) is designed to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) engagement in schools and enhance awareness of STEM in the wider community. This is achieved through students participating in a series of STEM-based tasks linked to curriculum and showcasing their learning.
Every year, new STEM challenges are developed around a central theme. They will engineer and prototype designs to complete a set action, justify their mathematical considerations, use Arduino coding to create a device within set parameters for their technology component and complete scientific investigations and research around the central theme.
Representatives from each school present their learning at regional showcases, where they are judged against other schools from their regional cluster. Winning schools from each region progress to the STEMIE State Final to compete in unseen STEM challenges.
The program is supported by The University of South Australia with the Teacher Professional Learning workshop and a student workshop early in the program, covering skills required to complete the tasks, and resources and ongoing support through the UniSA STEMIE Moodle.
in Year 11 and 12
in Year 11 and 12