ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

At Nowra Christian School, we believe education needs to go beyond the classroom.


We offer our students a wide range of activities that enrich their learning experience, help them explore their God-given abilities and prepare them for tertiary studies or life after school.

We want to engage our students in developing their study skills by running a variety of workshops with provider Elevate Education. In the past we have focused these study skills with our senior students who are preparing for their HSC. Now we are committed to running workshops for all of Year 7 - 10 as well. This will enable them to learn a variety of skills; How to Study, Time Management, How to Ace Exams, and How to Set Goals and Be Motivated.

Interschool Debating

Learn how to ‘make your case’ with a logical and compelling argument and to think on your feet while delivering it confidently with engaging public speaking skills that capture an audience’s attention.

 

Interschool debating develops active listening, analytical thinking and public speaking skills. These vital life skills build self-confidence that will not only benefit studies now, but make all the difference in future tertiary studies or employment interviews.

Year 10 Rural Fire Service Training

This valuable program gives our Year 10 students an insight into fire safety and prevention, develops practical life skills such as teamwork and resilience and provides a better understanding of community service and volunteering.

Excursions and School Camps

Students at every stage have opportunities to attend age-appropriate excursions providing practical learning experiences directly linked to the syllabus.

Excursions include exploring our history at Kangaroo Valley’s Pioneer Village Museum, the original gold rush colony at Old Mogo Town and local historical sites.

Students gain an understanding of Australia’s democracy, government, national institutions and capital with an overnight visit to Canberra.

A range of school camps occur at key points in students’ educational journey. Each one aims to help students develop personal skills, camaraderie, teamwork, good study habits, health and well-being, relationship skills and spiritual maturity.

It’s all part of producing graduates who are confident, responsible and compassionate young Christian adults ready for their next life opportunities.

STEM

NCS provides many extra-curricular opportunities for students to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Examples include attending University of Wollongong In2Uni Learning Labs and participating in University of New South Wales science and maths competitions. Our students from Year 7 - 8  have learned skills in developing bridges, planes and rockets in their Mandatory Technology class. As a consequence, a team of interested students have participated in Aeronautical Velocity Challenge organised by the University of Wollongong. They have been champions in the expert division for Planes (2015) and Rockets (2016).

An initiative of a leading Sydney private school, the da Vinci Decathlon sees NCS students compete in teams across the disciplines of engineering, mathematics and chess, code breaking, art and poetry, science, English, philosophy, creative producers, cartography and general knowledge.

NSW Premiers Reading Challenge

NCS proudly supports the annual NSW Premiers Reading Challenge. The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.

Each year, NCS joins the month-long, nation-wide effort to improve literacy while raising funds to improve the lives of people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Work Experience

We understand that choosing a career path isn’t easy, and school subject choices are important first steps. We help our students prepare for their future beyond school by arranging work experience placements with local employers during Years 9 and 10.

 

Students return to school with new insights into the working world and better able to prepare themselves for future employment or tertiary studies.

 

Students usually also obtain a written reference from their placement which can assist in future job applications.

CWA Project

Although there is much to enjoy about being Australians, we mustn't ignore the world beyond our shores.

Each year, selected students in Stage 3 undertake a project about another country and present it to the Country Women’s Association (CWA). As well as raising awareness of the world around us, this activity develops teamwork, collaboration and presentation skills

School and inter-school competitions

Nothing spurs us on towards excellence quite like a bit of healthy competition. At NCS, healthy competition is not limited to the sporting field.

 

From time to time, NCS hosts or participates in various in-house or inter-school competitions across a range of learning activities including chess, mock trial, spelling literacy, science, mathematics, music, the arts and more.

 

The range of competition opportunities vary from year to year depending on the events on offer, levels of student interest and participation and the availability of suitable staff.

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