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Co-Curriculum - Plympton International College
Centre of Excellence for R-12 Learners
(08) 8297 0488

Principal Tour : Thursday 26th July 9.15a.m.

Co-Curriculum

We offer a number of co-curricular programs for students that enhance their learning.

CLUBS AND COMPETITIONS

We offer a range of programs for our students and these may change on an annual basis but include:

  • Debating
  • Student voice and leadership
  • Student action teams
  • Academic competitions in mathematics, science, computing and English
  • Tournament of Minds (ToM) is a problem solving programme for teams of students
  • Performances including choir, instrumental and ukulele band
  • Instrumental music

 

SNOW TRIP

Plympton International College offers Year 10 and 11 students the opportunity to go on the Snow Trip. Year 12 students can also participate in the trip if it is a part of their Year 12 subject. This is a week-long trip to the Victorian Alps to learn to ski or snowboard. These trips are fantastic as students not only learn a new skill but experience a completely different environment.

"There is something magical about the snow". These trips are "the best school experience ever" for most students.

A trip to the snowfields is relatively expensive but we believe the experience is outstanding for those able to go. Medical / Injury issues and school behaviour may restrict a student’s involvement.

For those students that go, there will be regular lunchtime meetings during Term 2 and 3 in order to fully prepare for the trip. These meetings will be compulsory.

Details:

  • Skiing / Snowboarding at Mt Hotham, Victoria - August each year.
  • Leaves on the Saturday evening.
  • Travelling overnight by bus and arriving the morning of Sunday morning.
  • 5 and a half days of skiing/ snowboarding.
  • Leaving Friday evening, travelling overnight to arrive back on the morning of the following Saturday.

What is included?

  • 5 ½ day lift ticket including a night ski / board
  • Ski / Board hire for the week (same cost to board or ski)
  • 5 Group lessons
  • Accommodation in the snow at the Snowbird Lodge at Mt Hotham - (50m from the Summit Lift)
  • Most meals
  • All transport
  • Helmet

Additional Optional Costs

  • Clothing Hire - Jacket and pants
  • Gloves, Goggles, Socks, Neck Warmer
  • Night Ski / Board

 

PLYMPTON INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE CHOIR

Plympton International College's Choir is proud to be a part of the Primary School's Festival of Music. More than 350 schools are part of the program, and over 5,500 students across Adelaide participate each year. Students attend weekly rehearsals during school time and perform at assemblies and other community events. They work towards the final performance held in the Adelaide Festival Centre each September as part of a 12 concert series.

Through the program, students also have the opportunity to audition for solos, compeer, orchestra and troupe roles. The songs are prepared and arranged specifically for upper primary students by the Public Schools Music Society. They vary in style and difficulty and can often be quite demanding but also fun to learn. Students are provided with song books and CDs to help them learn the songs at home.

The Festival of Music is about getting a buzz out of music and, with choir, students can travel the roads that stars have travelled before.

 

ARTS

Instrumental Music Programme

Students from years 3-12 are able to access the Instrumental Music programme. Half hour lessons a week are conducted during school hours. Lessons are available in:

  • Voice
  • Percussion
  • Trumpet
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Classical Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Bass Guitar

Instrumental students have the opportunity to be involved in the following Bands, Choirs and Orchestras:

String Orchestra

The String Orchestra rehearse once a week and perform at assemblies and at their annual String Concert and at Music Night.

Concert Band

The Concert Band consists of primarily Woodwind and Brass students. This is a beginner band giving band experience to Instrumental students. The Concert band performs at Music Night.

Performing Rock Band

The Rock Band consists of music students with a high degree of ability. They perform often at schools in the district, in the community, at school functions and in Music Festivals.