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.
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.
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.
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.
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!