Co-curricular

Opportunities to find new skills and reach new heights.

Our co-curricular program provides the spaces, support and structure for every child to uncover talents, develop skills and work towards new ambitions. From the sports field to the drama stage, and with a wide range of extra learning opportunities, tours, camps and other activities, we’re proud to offer an enriching experience for every student.

Sport

 

Join the team

 

Students participate in School Sports Victoria (SSV) competitions. SSV is a statewide contest for metropolitan and country schools, including Catholic, Independent and State schools.

 

We enter events based on student interest. Firstly, we compete at the local level (Upper Hume). Victors progress to regional (Hume) and finally state (State Championships). In 2019, we had nine sporting teams across all year levels and sports make it to State Championships. Among these sports were netball, basketball, cricket, tennis and Australian Rules Football. We also sent strong swimming, athletics and cross country teams in which we had individual state champions.

Sports

  • AFL
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Baseball
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Softball

Events

  • Health and Wellbeing Festival (including cross country)
  • College Swimming Carnival
  • College Athletics Carnival
  • Before school fitness programs
  • Mountain bike racing competitions
  • Equestrian competition
  • Snow Sports competition
  • State School Victoria pathway

 

Music

 

Make some noise

 

Music is an integral part of school life. Every student has the chance to play an instrument, join a choir or play in a band.

 

In Year 7-8, Music is an elective focusing on bands and vocals. In Year 9-10, students concentrate on both solo and group performance, while VCE Music Performance, units 1 to 4 are offered in Year 11-12. Students can either focus on solo or group (band) performance, and can learn an.

Bands, Ensembles, Choirs

 

Your child can join the music, theatre, vocal ensemble, contemporary vocal ensemble, senior jazz combo, Year 10- 11 funk band, student-led rock bands or guitar ensemble. There are also many opportunities to perform throughout the year, including: the annual theatrical production, concerts, eisteddfods, Open Mic, Arts Week, La Trobe University Lecture Nights, The Vibe at Artspace, festivals, assemblies, Wodonga Children’s Fair, Battle of the Bands, masses, liturgies, Year 9 Big Gig, CCW Day and Kool Schools recording project (Melbourne).

 

Private Instrument Lessons

 

  • electric, bass or acoustic guitar
  • piano / keyboard (classical / contemporary)
  • wind instruments: alto, tenor saxophone, flute and clarinet
  • brass instruments: trumpet, trombone and French horn
  • voice (classical / contemporary)
  • drum kit / percussion

Justice and Outreach

 

Make a difference

 

With the work of the Mercy Sisters as our model, we encourage our students to engage in outreach programs which seek to support and strengthen people in our community.

  • FIRE Carrier Program
  • Caritas KS
  • Social Justice Team
  • Caritas Project Compassion
  • RU OK? Day Celebrations

Academic Opportunity

 

Extend your horizon

 

For students with a particular passion in an area of study, we help them pursue a range of opportunities to push themselves, meet other likeminded students, and expand their education.

  • Australian History Competition
  • Australian Geography Competition
  • Horizon Program
  • Science Honours Program
  • Write a Book in a Day
  • Public Speaking and Debating Competitions

DRAMA

In the spotlight

 

Our drama program invites everyone to take a place centre stage. From experienced drama students extending their skills, to those trying it out for the first time, all are encouraged to enrol.

 

  • Students participate in individual, partner and small-group activities focusing on developing their improvisation and performance skills.
  • Senior students create original ensemble pieces and solos which they present at our twice-yearly evening performances. They develop collaborative and leadership skills through these theatrical experiences.
  • Our annual production is open to all students, and alternates between musical and non-musical shows. We encourage actors, dancers and stage crew from all year levels to get involved.

VISUAL ARTS

 

The big picture

 

Our students take great pride in showcasing their art to the wider community. Our excellent visual arts program takes art works from the classroom to the Catholic College Wodonga Art Exhibition, the St. Mary MacKillop Art Exhibition and Prize and the Murray Arts Museum Albury (MAMA) Year 12 Exhibition.

  • Australian History Competition
  • Australian Geography Competition
  • Horizon Program
  • Science Honours Program
  • Write a Book in a Day
  • Public Speaking and Debating Competitions

CAMPS & IMMERSIONS

Away from home

 

Our camp experiences are directly linked to curriculum learning, student wellbeing, and spiritual growth. Whatever you’re interested in, we believe that there will be something to inspire you as a learner and a person at Catholic College Wodonga.

 

We also offer immersions for our students studying French or Japanese. Travelling, living and attending school in France or Japan for three weeks or longer is a fantastic opportunity to expand on language skills and live within the culture of study.

Year 7

Our Year 7 Camp at Feathertop Chalet has a focus on community and occurs early in the year to allow students to build friendships. The range of activities includes raft building, tree climbing, canoeing and a giant swing. This camp is a safe way to push yourself beyond your comfort zone.

 

Year 8

In Year 8 our focus shifts away from the school community to our broader community with a social justice focus. Throughout the year, students take the lead in the social justice pursuits of the school. This culminates in the winter sleep-out which is an
empathy experience.

 

Year 9 & 10

The Pathways camps reflect the curriculum that prioritises student choice. A range of camp experiences are offered including Melbourne careers experiences, Canberra Science and Sport, Outdoor Education, Indigenous Outdoor Education, and Canberra Arts and Culture. These experiences are constantly reviewed according to student interest and opportunities. 

 

Year 11 & 12

In Years 11 and 12 our students participate in retreats – a chance to reflect on where they have come from, where they find themselves, now and where they are headed. Working in small groups, large groups, independently and with teacher guides, students explore the role of faith within their lives now and into the future. These experiences are often the highlight of their time at our school, and we take great pride in making them an experience to remember.