Extra-Curricular Activities – Year 7 and 8

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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 co-curricular 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:

  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Netball
  • Australian Rules Football

Students also have the opportunity to participate in the WAASAC (Western Area Secondary Schools Athletics Carnival)

Year 7 Camp Aquatics Camp

Term 1 

Year 7 Aquatics Camp experience as part of the year 7 curriculum at Whyalla Secondary College, students are provided with the opportunity to attend a 3-night Aquatics camp in Port Vincent. The Port Vincent Aquatic Centre is a Department for Education aquatic centre which is a division of the water safety team. Our base is located at Port Vincent, 200 kilometres from Adelaide half way down Yorke Peninsula. Throughout the duration of the aquatics program, students are normally placed in groups of 10 per instructor. Activities include sailing, snorkelling, kayaking and windsurfing. Being an expert swimmer is not a pre-requisite for this camp.

The Aquatics Camp is designed to align with the year 7 caregroup and wellbeing and relationships curriculum with a strong focus in providing opportunities for students to live in shared accommodation, develop social skills and independence, challenge themselves and enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle. The Pt Vincent Aquatics camp certainly provides all of these opportunities for our Whyalla Secondary College students.


Year 8 Urban Experience – Adelaide

Term 2 

As part of the Year 8 curriculum, students are provided with the opportunity to participate in an Urban Camp Experience.

Students are exposed to the urban culture through engagement with a number of educational and recreational activities throughout the city of Adelaide.

Students utilise public transport services to travel throughout Adelaide to various locations. The activities are chosen to provide a range of experiences for students to engage with on a cultural and recreational level.

The Urban Camp Experience is designed to align with the year 8 caregroup curriculum with a strong focus on wellbeing. Active engagement in the camp program will enable students to form and build upon positive relationships with peers and staff, whilst highlighting the importance of the school values of Inclusion, Innovation and Integrity. It is strongly encouraged that all Year 8 students attend the camp.


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