Extra Curricular Activities

As well as the mainstream curriculum, Cedars’ students have the opportunity to continue their learning journey through a wide range of co curricular activities designed to enhance their school experience. Focusing on community collaboration, leadership development and growth.

Sport
Sporting programs are designed to develop sporting excellence with an emphasis on sportsmanship and fair play. In addition to numerous interschool competitions and carnivals where students can represent the College, students with sporting aptitude can also take advantage of the sporting excellence program. This program targets specific sports and allows students who excel in these areas to further hone their skills. Sporting programs are facilitated by qualified staff, parents and community coaches who aim to balance sporting excellence with cooperative participation and enjoyment.

There are numerous opportunities throughout the year for students to be involved in sports coaching and sporting teams. As a member of the Christian Schools Sporting Association and the Combined Independent Schools Sporting Association, our students have the ability to represent at school, zone, state and national level. We have enjoyed an increased profile within the community based on recent successes in sport. In particular our sporting excellence programs in Futsal, soccer and basketball have contributed to individual and team achievements in these sports.

  • Sporting Houses

The school has a house system with three houses in which every child is placed. The houses are named after Christian leaders from Australian history. They are: Deakin, Johnson and Orton. Students are encouraged to value healthy competition, based upon biblical principles.

Creative and Performing Arts
The Creative Arts program at Cedars continues to grow. Along with classroom music lessons, students can take up the opportunity to participate in the peripatetic music program, the school choirs, the dance group and the school band. These students have opportunities to use their gifts and talents to provide inspiration and entertainment for the school community through their performances at school assemblies and showcases during the year.

Camps
The College offers an annual camp program for Years 5, 7, 9 and 11. Camps take place early on in the year to help develop teamwork and positive friendships, allowing students and teachers to build respect and rapport as a team of learners in preparation for the year ahead. Camps consist of an action packed three day/ two night program and are facilitated by staff from Anglican Youthworks.

Camp programs in Years 5 and 7 provide students with the opportunity to challenge themselves through outdoor education. Year 9 students participate in a practice Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Hike, and Year 11 students attend a community exploration and study camp in Sydney. These are opportunities for students to build relationships with other students and their teachers, in settings that are challenging and provide opportunities for growth.

Art (Art from the Heart)
Art from the Heart is a Creative Arts tutoring program held weekly at Cedars on Wednesday afternoons from 3.30 to 5.30pm for an additional fee.   Students explore different art techniques including drawing, painting, pastels, collage and ceramic sculpture. They will also be encouraged to foster their own sense of self, developing confidence through the exploration of the creative process.

Chapel
All students at the College participate in timetabled Chapel services. In Junior School these are fortnightly and held in conjunction with assemblies. Classes take turns to lead the Chapel Assembly and parents are welcome to attend.

The focus of Chapel in Middle School and Senior College is on corporate worship and relevant Bible teaching. Pastors and youth leaders from a variety of churches are invited to speak and students are provided with opportunities to participate by leading prayer, praise and worship, reading from the Bible and with audio-visual requirements.

This is also a time where students are recognized for significant achievements in all aspects of their school life.

Robo Club

Wondering what to do with the LEGO® enthusiast in your family? The Cedars Robo Club is an after-school robotics class, where students aged 7+ use LEGO® MINDSTORMS® to explore robotics, engineering, and computer programming – and have a lot of fun in the process! Activities range from single-week challenges to multi-week projects. Students are also offered the chance to compete in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL), an international science and robotics competition for children. Classes run weekly from 3:45 – 5:45 pm on Friday afternoons, for an additional fee, in a designated Cedars’ classroom. Taught by Project Bucephalus (www.projectb.net.au) one of Australia’s premier FLL teams. Please Note: Robotics is NOT just for boys!