Extra Curricula Activities
Centralian Senior College promotes and facilitates student participation in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including:
Centralian Senior College caters extremely well for students whose extracurricular interests are in academic pursuits.
Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are eligible to enter a range of competitions in areas such as:
• Debating and public speaking (Plain English Speaking, the NT Youth Parliament, the National Schools’ Constitutional Convention and NT Future Leaders’ Forums)
• Mathematics and Science (Australian Mathematics Competition, the Royal Australian Chemical Institutes’ National Chemistry Competition, Rio Tinto Australian Science Olympiads, National Youth Science Forum and Youth ANZAAS forums)
• Performing and Visual Arts (Australian Teachers of Media Awards for Drama and Animation productions and the Class Clowns Comedy Festival in conjunction with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival)
Results from past years indicate that Centralian Senior College students rank with the best in Australia in achievement in these competitions.
The College has a Course, Career and Transition Advisers who offers Career Education both as a formal curriculum area as part of the Personal Learning Program course (for Year 10 & 11s) and an additional program for interested students in Years 10, 11 and 12. The emphasis is on supporting all students, helping them to develop appropriate individual learning plans, advising students in the exploration of career options and providing information on further education. A program of careers information workshops is organised for students throughout the year.
Centralian Senior College students also have access to a range of structured workplace learning opportunities. The Course, Career and Transition Advisers can provide information on these opportunities and assist students with tailoring a workplace opportunity to their needs.
All Centralian Senior College students are individually mentored and coached through participation in the personal development and pastord care course. Each Coach is responsible for monitoring a student’s attendance, academic and social performance, providing support and guidance on a range of issues, liaising with parents and generally supporting each student in achieving his / her goals.
Driver Training and Licensing (DTaL)
NT DET funds the Driver Training and Licensing course (DTaL) for students over the age of 16 years. This course of theory classes (run by Andrew’s Driving School) assists students in initially acquiring their Learner’s License. DTaL then supports students to obtain their Provisional License in providing vouchers to ten driving lessons at reduced cost. Students should arrange such practical driving lessons only during times when they do not have allocated classes or coaching sessions.
The College offers students a range of opportunities to take up leadership roles within the College including membership of the Centralian Senior College Council and/or Student Representative Council (SRC) to which students may be elected by their peers. The SRC meets regularly as a coaching group to discuss issues, propose policy and/or procedural changes at the College and to manage key events.
Centralian Senior College students are also supported in accessing a range of leadership opportunities outside the College such as the Chief Minister’s Round Table, the DET Chief Executive’s Student Forum and the IMPACT Indigenous Student Leadership and Mentoring Program.
Performing and Visual Arts
The College promotes student participation in bands, drama and dance productions and in such endeavours as the Central Australian Eisteddfod and local and Territory art competitions. Centralian SC also hosts a biannual “Big Lunch Out” to showcase the many and varied talents of students at the College.
Students at Centralian Senior School are able to represent the College at NT Championships in Rugby League, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Basketball, Netball, Tennis, Volleyball, Athletics, Cross Country, Australian Rules Football and Touch Football. Carnivals for all of these sports are held at various centres throughout the Territory.
Centralian Senior School participation in School Sport NT competitions are managed by Centralian Senior School Physical Education teachers who:
• disseminate information and advertise opportunities for students to try out for team selections in School Sport NT events
• assist in the identification of students to participate
• identify and support appropriate NT School Sport coaches and / or managers
• coordinate the placement of billets when necessary.
Students are selected to represent the Northern Territory at Australian Championship meetings based on their performances at these carnivals.
Outdoors activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme are also on offer to students
Dear parents & community members,
I would like to begin the first College Update for the year by thanking staff, students, and families for welcoming me into the Centralian Senior school community and Alice Springs. I have moved from Victoria to take on the role as principal and I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead the school community in living our school motto “Excellence in all we do.”
All staff will be participating in a professional learning day in Term 2, Friday 22 April. This day is a wonderful opportunity for staff to connect with their purpose and identify where we are in our continuous improvement cycle. We will be inviting student and parent representatives to participate and share the day with us.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the Annual General Meeting of our College Council held on 22 March. We have sent out details via Compass at the end of last week. This is a wonderful opportunity to become involved in our college community.
Joanne Alford - Principal
- Wed 6 Apr Student/parent/teacher evening from 5.30 to 7pm
- Fri 8 Apr Last day Term 1 classes
- Tue 19 Apr Term 2 classes commence
- Fri 22 Apr Whole School Professional Development Day - no classes operating
- Mon 23 May Year 10 VET Block week. No Year 10 classes operating. All Year 10 students to attend either VET Course or supervised study.
- Mon 13 Jun Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
- Fri 24 Jun Last day of Term 2 classes
- Tue 19 Jul Term 3 classes commence