The Redlands College Junior School offers students the opportunity to choose from, and participate in, a wide range of co-curricular programs.
Students have opportunities to become involved in sport, debating, public speaking, chess and the Investigator Club, as well as Junior School choir and Little Voices. There are specific academic extension activities, such as Maths Olympiad for Year 5 students. In the Arts, the opportunities for students extend beyond the curriculum and include dramatic and musical productions, concerts and the visual arts.
These activities give students opportunities to learn and develop personal and performance skills and values, to develop a positive outlook and social balance, and to achieve well academically.
Participating in performance music ensembles such as Little Voices (Years 1-2) often leads into Junior Choir (Years 3-5). We have a beginners instrumental program with group lessons in strings from Year 3. Brass, woodwind and percussion, as well as guitar (finger style) are offered to children in Year 4. All students in Year 5 are provided with instrumental tuition as an integrated component of the curriculum.
After completing their first year of beginner instrumental lessons, continuing string students may join the Junior Strings; continuing brass, woodwind and percussion students may join the Junior School Band; and continuing guitar students may join the Junior Guitar Ensemble.
Instrumental and Vocal Tuition on offer at the College includes the following:Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Guitar, Drum Kit, Piano, Keyboard, Tuned & Non-tuned percussion, Vocal & Theory. Lessons with the specialist tutors are conducted at the College in purpose-built studios during normal class hours. Tuition fees apply.
Sport plays a significant role in the holistic formation of students at Redlands College. Through participation in the competitive and recreational sports offered, students will advance their sport-specific skills, enhance their individual fitness, improve their personal wellbeing and develop an increased sense of belonging. Active engagement with teachers, specialist coaches and peers in class, at training and at competitions will also contribute to the development of transferable life skills such as goal setting, discipline, resilience, and how to cooperate as a team member. Sport at Redland’s College is about pursuing sporting success and individual excellence, equally.
Redlands College Junior School also offers opportunities for the children to participate in a variety of clubs during a school week.
Clubs on offer vary during the school year and cater for the interests of different age groups. The following are possible options for the children to select from:
- Break Time Music Club
- Investigator’s Club
- Maths Olympiad
- Caring kids projects
- Knitting club