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,
We have just mailed Progress Reports home to families. These reports outlines students work habits and grades based on Term 1. These grades are not final, as the work that students complete in Term 2 will also contribute to the final grade that the student will receive in each class. Early next term we will hold Parent Teacher interviews, and we strongly encourage all parent/carers to come in with their young person and meet with teachers to discuss progress, address any challenges and set goals for the remainder of the term. Parent-Teacher interviews will be held on Thursday 29 April from 5.30 to 7pm. We will send more information home to families about this early next term.
I have been asked to step away from the school for a couple of weeks in order to backfill the Senior Director for School Improvement role, which will involve supporting Centralian Senior College as well as the other schools in the Alice Springs Region. Ms Hilary Snaize will be the Principal and Ms Glenda McCarthy has joined Ms Lucy Stewart as an Assistant Principal while I will be away. I return to Centralian Senior College in Week 3.
We hope our students and families have a great week away from school. School resumes for all students on Monday 19th April and we look forward to seeing everyone again on this day.
Paul van Holsteyn — Principal
- Mon 19 Apr Term 2 classes commence at 8.25am.
- Tue 20 Apr College Council meeting at 5.30pm All are welcome to attend.
- Mon 26 Apr ANZAC Day public holiday
- Thu 29 Apr Parent/Student/Teacher interviews 5.30 to 7pm
- Mon 24 May VET Block week for Year 10 students. No Year 10 classes operating.