Co-curricular

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Co-curricular Programme

The Co-curricular Programme at Newcastle Grammar School offers the opportunity of a holistic education and the development of the whole person for a balanced and successful life.

Qualities such as team work, healthy lifestyle and leadership to name but a few can be gained by participation in the programme areas of Sport, Music and the Service and Adventure Training Unit (SATU).

Please click below to download the full list of our co-curricular activities.

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Surfing
Rowing
Sailing
Surf Life Saving
Netball
Soccer
Rugby
Basketball
Tennis
Hockey
Touch Football
Futsal
Skateboarding
Taekwondo
Athletics
Cricket
Music
Service & Adventure Training
Robotics
Syntax Coding
Chess
Debating
Artist in Residence
Science Club
Aerobics
Step
Hip Hop
Musical Theatre / Drama
Dance
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Surfing

Living on the coast we have a plethora of surf breaks in our local region. Surfing provides an opportunity for students to learn surf survival skills and also allows more advanced surfers to hone their skills through expert coaching over the summer season. Students from Years 8 to 12 work towards gaining their Ocean Surfer Safety Award during Term 4 and Term 1.

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Rowing

The Rowing programme caters for all ability levels. For competitive athletes clear pathways are available to State and National Level as well as opportunities for representation beyond School. All training sessions are conducted by experienced coaches.

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Sailing

All sailing is conducted by the Newcastle Cruising Yatch Club in their fleet of sixe Force 24 inshore keelboats, which carry up to five people. The programme caters for students from Years 5 to 12. the ‘learn to sail’ activities are conducted by the club;s Australian Sailing qualified instructors who remain on the boats with the students. They also have a power boat for safety and support. Students are progressively led through a syllabus covering the various aspects of sailing skill, terminology, rules, navigation and boat handing.

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Surf Life Saving

Surf Lifesaving students from Years 9 to 12 have the opportunity to complete their Surf Lifesaving Award and become a patrol member at Cooks Hill SLSC. This award comprises the Surf Bronze, Radio, ARTC and Apply First Aid and is a recognized Certificate II qualification. Surf Lifesaving is a rewarding activity where students can give back to the community through volunteer work and gain valuable skills.

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Netball

The Netball programme involves girls training for, and playing in, the Newcastle Netball Association’s Saturday competition. Coached by highly trained and experienced coaches looking after the skill and game-play development of the girls, teams are entered in age-group competition, graded according to abilities. Fixtures are held from 7 years - Seniors, with a Net-Set-Go skills and introduction to netball programme for Under 7’s conducted by coaching staff from the Association on a Saturday morning.

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Soccer

Soccer is offered to students from Kindergarten to Year 4 who train on a weekly basis and play on Saturdays in the local Newcastle Mini-Roos competition. Training commences mid Term 1 and the competition begins in late April and ends in mid August. The programme emphasises fun, skill development and teamwork conducted by local professional coaches.

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Rugby

The rugby programme runs weekly during Terms 1-3 and consists of a skills-based programme conducted by highly qualified coaches for students from 7 to 18 years old. Training for upcoming tournaments and ‘friendlies’ is also held at this time and students who currently play Rugby but are not involved in the School-based programme are encouraged to attend these sessions.

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Basketball

Basketball involves like-minded students training and then playing together in a mid-week Schools’ competition conducted by the Newcastle Basketball Association. Training in both individual and team skills is carried out in good facilities by top-class coaches. Basketball caters for students of all abilities from Years 7 to 12.

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Tennis

The Tennis programme caters for all levels of ability from beginner standard through to division 1 competitive tennis. The programme is open to all students from Year 5 to Year 12. Students engage in a structured programme that incorporates skill development, court craft and the etiquette expected in a competition setting. Students play in a communtiy competition on Saturdays run by Topspin Tennis at District Park Tennis Courts, Broadmeadow.

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Hockey

The Hockey programme gives young boys and girls the opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey, develop fundamental motor skills and make friends all while beginning their lifelong love of the sport. Each week students will participate in a fun, weekly training session and develop their skills in an action-packed well-organised weekly competition. The programme is available to students from Years 5 to Year 12.

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Touch Football

The Newcastle Grammar School co-curricular Touch Football programme encourages students to develop skills, game sense, sportsmanship and commitment in a team environment. There is a heavy focus on fun and playing for the love of the game. Students from Years 2 to 12 can participate, in either the Winter or Summer competitions.

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Futsal

The Co-curricular Futsal programme offers students from K-11 the opportunity to enjoy a small team game that is very similar to Indoor Soccer. We aim to develop an individual players skill execution and game awareness through our wonderfully coached training program. This activity provides an excellent opportunity for soccer players to maintain their skills over the Summer break whilst playing with friends.

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Skateboarding

Skateboarding is a fun and energetic pursuit. Students learn to ride safely and progress through a variety of skills from basic manoeuvres and tricks to a more advanced level. Ramps and a street skate park are the focus. Fully qualified staff guide the progress of each student. The activity is open to Years 5 to 12 students.

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Taekwondo

The Rhee Taekwondo programme is a fast, fun and active programme where children will learn the basics of Taekwondo and develop skill that they will use to progress to each belt. Each week students will learn and practise patterns based activities that will keep them active, have fun and learn about self-defence. Participation allows student access to all Rhee Taekwondo Dojang. The programme is run by highly qualified instructors. This programme is available to students from Year 2 to Year 12, (7 to 18 years).

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Athletics

The Athletics programme is run by dedicated and experienced coaches, who provide the skills and knowledge to allow students to learn, gain experience in and expand their expertise in the events of track and field. Students train in both the track (sprint, long distance, hurdles and relay) and the field events (long and high jumps, javelin, discus and shot put). Each session also includes relevant warm-ups and stretches. This programme is available for students from Years 2 to 12.

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Cricket

The Milo Cricket programme is a fast, fun and active programme where children will learn the basics of cricket and develop game sense, teamwork, communication and sportsmanship skills. Each week children play game based activities that keep them active, have fun and learn about cricket. This programme is available to students from Kindergarten to Year 4.

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Music

Students have the opportunity to join music choral and instrumental groups including Bamboozle, Brass RaZoo, Grammarphones, Chamber Choir, Concert Band, String Ensembles and Symphony Orchestra. Other groups allow students with particular talents to develop their skills. A music prospectus is available.

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Service & Adventure Training

The School Service and Adventure Training Unit aims to strike a balance between offering adventurous and military training to our Cadets within the School context. The Service and Adventure Training Unit aims to encourage and foster in its members Leadership, Initiative, Community Service, Discipline, Independence, Teamwork, Self-confidence, Adventure and Proficiency in a range of outdoor pursuits including abseilling and trekking.

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Robotics

Syntax @ NGS – Robotics is a hands-on, fun and engaging programme where students will learn about robotic design and programming. Students use the Lego EV3 kits to produce robots to compete in the Robocup competition. This programme is available to students from Years 2 to Year 12.

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Syntax Coding

In Syntax Coding, students are able to develop skills in learning how to write in a variety of programmes. This course has generated huge interest across the School. Students engage in various learning opportunities to assist them to learn the art of coding to create applications and games.

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Chess

Our Chess programme runs at Park Campus for students in Years 2 to 4 and at Hill Campus for Years 5 - 12. Each week students practise a variety of age and experience appropriate skills in different situations and scenarios, learn some Chess theory and play games. Our professional coach welcomes and caters to students with a variety of Chess experience, from beginners to very experienced.

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Debating

Debating is a great way to develop confidence and learn to argue effectively. The debating programme is open to students from Year 5 to Year 12. There are opportunities to debate against other schools in the HICES Competition. Public Speaking is also available for Secondary students.

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Artist in Residence

The Artist in Residence Programme is dedicated to teaching the students the benefits of ‘thinking outside of the square’ through creative painting and creative ideas. Anyone interested in creativity, painting and Visual Arts is welcome.

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Science Club

Science Club is an exciting co-curricular activity offered to students in Year 7 and 8. The programme affords students the opportunity to participate in activities designed to extend their passion for all things scientific. Challenges incorporating multifaceted aspects of the scientific world are presented to the students. These may include: Preparing entries into competitions, participating in excursions, engaging in STEM initiatives and exploring individual research interests.

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Aerobics

Aerobics is an exciting and fun activity where students perform a high intensity aerobics routine with gymnastics skills to a fast paced energetic piece of music. The sport helps improve cardiovascular fitness and aerobic power, whilst demonstrating great strength, co-ordination and team work. Students from Years 2 to 10 are all involved in teams of appropriate age groups competing in the FISAF State and National Championships in the fitness category. Involvement requires an audition.

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Step

Step is an exciting and exhilarating activity where students perform a dance routine on steps to high energy music in groups of 5 to 8 team members. The sport helps improve cardiovascular fitness and aerobic power, whilst students demonstrate great agility, co-ordination and team work. Students from Years 5 to 12 compete in the FISAF State and National Championships.

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Hip Hop

Hip hop is an exciting activity where students learn and perform a variety of styles of Hip Hop, popping and locking and lyrical in a short highly explosive routine. The sport allows students the opportunity to be involved in choreography and performance as they compete in teams from Years 5 through to Year 12 together. Here the students learn to work on their co-ordination, precision and team work in a unique setting.

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Musical Theatre / Drama

Musical Theatre / Drama covers the rudiments of acting, music theatre dance and ensemble singing. Through drama games, harmony/vocal production work and simple dance routines, this class is good for those who wish to develop their performance skills, gain some self-confidence in a supportive environment or just have fun!

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Dance

Students are given the opportunity to try a variety of different dance styles over the year from jazz, contemporary lyrical and classical. This activity is run by dance teachers after school and is open to both Primary and Secondary students.

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