We facilitate co-curricular activities within our College that provide further means of development for all students outside of the classroom. There are several clubs that take place, organised weekly/fortnightly with teachers such as Owlypia, Year-Book Club, Art Club and many more.
Further, students enjoy a yearly camp along with regular curriculum based excursions and incursions, bringing real world knowledge and understanding to their in-College experiences. Our seniors are involved in yearly leadership camps along with subject based camps.
The Arts program at Wisdom College consists of Visual Art, Music, Dance and Drama. We believe that providing opportunities for our students to engage in these pursuits are vitally important to their development.
We have staff at the College who provide these opportunities, and we also partner with a number of agencies to deliver specific services either on site or off site.
Visual Art consists of a range of formats including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, filmmaking and crafts or textiles. The opportunities that we provide to allow students to engage in these includes our own Art Shows, hosting visiting artists, after school and holiday programs and workshops, school murals, and sculpture competitions.
For our music program we engage the services of an external tutor who provides individualised tuition. We also have a school band who play at College events, and who play at local community events. Any student who would like to learn a musical instrument, or who is keen to be a member of a school band has the opportunity to do so.
For dance, we partner with a local dance company who deliver lessons after school on site and who also host lessons at their own venue. We regularly put on performances to allow students to showcase their dancing.
Our drama program is focused around a specific performance or play. These are held regularly throughout the school year and students have the opportunity to audition for a variety of roles. Some students are keen to play other roles such as stage crew, lighting, creating props, or technical assistants. This is just as important and is another way to integrate a variety of artistic forms together.
Service is at the heart of Hizmet, which is the philosophy upon which our College is built upon. We encourage all students to engage with some type of service, and we provide opportunities to do so. These include activities both inside and outside of College and include the following:
Reading to Primary students
Coaching or managing a sport, or music
Playing music at community events
Conducting art lessons
We provide sporting opportunities for our students across all year levels. Some of these include sport that is done on site before or after school, and some sport that is done with clubs as part of an organised competition.
For our Primary School, we partner with organisations to deliver programs on Tennis, Basketball, AFL and Soccer. These are focussed on the development of basic skills, technique and rules.
For our Secondary School, we partner with sporting groups to deliver workshops, one of sessions, and ongoing training on Soccer, AFL, Basketball, Volleyball and Netball. We also liaise with local clubs to either enter teams or to place interested students into teams including for the sports listed, as well as Cricket, Athletics, Swimming and Rugby League.
We enter Wisdom College teams into school based competitions for a variety of sports that are held throughout the year and across South East Queensland.
From time to time we also provide fitness training which includes visits to the local gym, or instructors who provide sessions on aerobics, stretching, yoga, and cross fit.
Park Run is held every Saturday morning at the park right beside our College. We encourage all of our students to participate in this free 5km event
Camps and Excursions
We deliver a range of camps throughout the year for many year levels. These are held at various specialised outdoor education venues throughout South East Queensland. Activities that are commonly done at camp include hiking, kayaking, camp craft skills such as cooking and pitching a tent, high ropes, low ropes and survival skills.
Our excursions include:
Canberra Tour – to explore our democracy, Parliament & Australian history.
Outback Tour – to experience life in the Australian outback.
Tropics Tour – a visit to Far North Queensland to see our rainforests, reef, and Aboriginal culture
Art Tour – a visit to Melbourne to immerse our students in fantastic art, drama, and musical forms of expression, design and learning.
Venue and days
|Year 3||Overnight camp at School 1 night 1 day 28th-30th October||Independence, confidence and organisational skills.|
|Year 4||YMCA Camp- Old Petrie Town1 night 2 days 28th-29th July||Independence, social responsibility, Resilience and problem solving.|
|Year 5/6||YMCA Camp Warrawee2 nights 3 days 19th-21st October||Confidence, team work, leadership opportunities, problem solving and connection with others.|
|Year 7/8||Camp Cooby2 nights 3 days 23rd-25th February||Leadership, consequential thinking, Perspective taking and empathy, Resilience and communication|
|Year 9/10||Camp Kokoda2 nights 3 days 20th-22nd July||Resilience, character, leadership and team work|
|Year 11/12||Kokoda Park 2 nights 3 days 16th-18th February||Developing independence, confidence, self-awareness, creativity and problem solving.|