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.
Co-curricular sport opportunities are available to students of the Junior School before and after school hours during the week.
The Athletics Club is a free activity which provides athletics training on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for students who want to strengthen their physical fitness.
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