Beyond the Classroom

Students at Pedare are offered many opportunities to experience and participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities that enhance their learning and personal development.

Sporting Opportunities

Junior School

  • Term 1: Kanga Cricket, Year 4-5 Cricket, Pee Wee Tennis, Hot Shot Tennis, Tri-Fit Fitness
  • Term 2: AFL Auskick, Indoor Soccer, Net-Set-Go, Tri-Fit Fitness
  • Term 3: AFL Auskick, Indoor Soccer, Net-Set-Go, Tri-Fit Fitness
  • Term 4: Kanga Cricket, Year 4-5 Cricket, Pee Wee Tennis, Hot Shot Tennis, Tri-Fit Fitness

Middle & Senior School

  • Term 1: Athletics Squad, Basketball, Cricket, Netball, Pedal Prix, Swimming Squad, Tennis, Volleyball
  • Term 2: Basketball, Netball, Pedal Prix, Soccer, Swimming club, Volleyball
  • Term 3: Basketball, Netball, Pedal Prix, Soccer, Swimming club, Volleyball
  • Term 4: Athletics Squad, Basketball, Cricket, Netball, Pedal Prix, Swimming Squad, Tennis, Volleyball

Knockout Sport: Basketball, Cricket, Netball, Soccer, Volleyball

Knockout sports are offered in a range of key sports for Year 6/7, Year 8/9 and Open teams. Teams are selected through a trials process.

Anglican Cup is an annual carnival between Pulteney Grammar School, St John’s Grammar and Woodcroft College in a range of traditionally winter sports. Whilst this carnival is primarily for Senior School students, exceptionally talented Middle School students may be invited to participate with the approval of the Head of Middle School. Teams are selected through a trials process.

Specialist Netball Training: As a part of the SPIN+ (Special Programme in Netball commencing 2017), students from Year 6-12 are selected to participate in a weekly training programme to enhance their netball skills and general fitness. The Knockout Netball teams and Anglican Cup teams are selected from the SPIN+ Training Squad.

SPIN+ ARTICLE 

SAPSASA: Year 6 and 7 students can represent the Tea Tree Gully District in state wide SAPSASA competitions across a range of sports. Additionally, students can apply for selection in SAPSASA State teams in a range of sports.

SSSSA: Students can apply for selection in SSSSA State teams in a range of sports.

Music Opportunities

Junior School

  • Guitar ensemble
  • Junior School Choir
  • Percussion ensemble
  • String ensemble
  • Woodwind ensemble
  • Bi-Annual Musical

Middle & Senior School

Year Round Music Opportunities that are available:

  • Luminaire Vocal Group
  • Pedare Voices
  • Stage Band
  • Senior Concert Band
  • Intermediate Concert Band
  • String Ensemble
  • String Quartet
  • Bi-Annual Musical

Middle and Senior School Musical (Biannual)

The College also participates in the following Music events/competitions:

Groups

Junior School

  • Student Voice Council
  • Leadership workshops
  • College & Community Captains
  • Enrichment
  • Specialist Netball (SPIN+)

Middle & Senior School

Chess Club –  Chess Club students meet weekly to develop their skills and work towards competing in interschool chess competitions. There is a large chess set located in the courtyard for students to use during lunch times.

Debating – Debating teams have the opportunity to participate in weekly inter-school debating competitions.

EcoForce  – Students meet weekly at lunch times to address environmental issues related to the school and wider community and implement appropriate action and initiatives. Additionally, students can participate in the Kids Teaching Kids Conference held biannually in October in a set location within Australia.

ECO FORCE ARTICLE 

OzAsia  – Up to three times a week, students meet to further explore Asian Culture, particularly in relation to Asian dance. Participation in the OzAsia Festival has been a highlight for this group.

Pedare Press – The Club’s aim is to research and produce content about student life at Pedare. The group aims to communicate the “hidden” student stories through a variety of mediums such as print, video and online.

Robotics Club – Meeting throughout the year to explore technology-based innovations. Opportunities for this club include participation in First Robotics, ICT Young Explorers and First Lego League Competitions.

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Small Group – Small Group meets weekly to pray about current matters concerning students and various events happening in the life of the College.

Th!nk Club  – In the Th!nk Club, students meet weekly to diversify their thinking skills through a range of practical problem-solving activities. Involvement in the Th!nk club prepares students for competitions such as the da Vinci Decathlon.

Worship Leadership Team – The Worship Leadership Team supports Middle and Senior School worship services through performing musical items, reading Bible passages and leading prayers.