The College is committed to the holistic development of our students. Recent research indicates that extra and co-curricular activities contribute to students’ success at school. Active participation in school activities leads to higher self-esteem as well as strengthening school relationships.
The Arts life at Kingsway begins as early as Year 1 with specialist Art and Drama teachers and continues into the Secondary years where students are introduced to stimulating and enriching activities in the forms of Drama, Dance, Music, Media and the Visual Arts.
Students are encouraged to participate in many prestigious events including our annual College Art Exhibition, Drama productions, theatrical performances, musical recitals and performances and film viewing at our state-of-the-art College Auditorium.
The study of the Arts is profoundly linked to Christian life, by giving expression to imagination, creative and critical thinking and initiative by affirming the validity of each student’s God given gifts and potential.
Physical activity plays an integral part of the learning journey at Kingsway. All students are encouraged to be active and enjoy the sporting opportunities offered. Physical activity aids positive mental health, body confidence, and social integration fosters values of respect and comradery.
Inter-house Swimming and Athletics Carnivals are held each year with an emphasis on all students participating. Championship events are held at both Carnivals for students who are more gifted in sporting activities.
Primary students compete in the NIPSSA Inter-School Carnivals and Secondary students in the ACC Carnivals as well as the North-Western Associated Schools (NWAS) Summer and Winter sport.
Kingsway offers a Specialist Golf programme for students in Years 7 to 10 through a partnerships with Lakelands Country Club. The subject incorporates PGA coaching into the regular timetable, two periods at Lakelands Country Club and one period at our College Golf facilities.
Years 11 to 12 students have the opportunity to continue in their golfing journey and will have access to Lakelands Country Club each Monday for their double period of compulsory House sport. Students can use this time to utilise the practice facilities at the course and hone their skills or go on course and get straight into a game with their peers. Upper School golfers can also take advantage of the Afterschool programme each Monday and Tuesday after school.
Golf is also offered as part of the After-School Club for Years 2 to 6.
The Emergency Services Cadet Corps offers students challenging, diverse and rewarding activities along with the opportunity to gain valuable skills and become active citizens in our community.
As an Emergency Services cadet, students will learn about the diverse nature of Western Australia’s Emergency Services and help to promote public awareness in the management of emergencies at State, regional and local levels.
Duke of Edinburgh
From Year 9, all Kingsway students are given the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. This prestigious international youth award is designed to empower young people by enhancing their self-reliance, commitment, personal development, self-confidence and leadership skills. It is also a School Curriculum and Standards Authority endorsed programme, with it counting towards the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) requirements. Anyone aged between 14 and 25 can participate, leading to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.
In the Primary School, we offer after-school clubs which vary each Term. They often include Art, Reading, Times Tables, Extension, Chess, Spelling and Reading Support, Year 6 Concert Band, Recorder/Percussion, Scrapbooking and Golf.
Camps and Excursions
Since 1991, students have undertaken an annual trip to Canberra and Sydney as an integral part of their final year of Primary School.
Our time in Canberra includes a visit to Parliament House as well as tours of the Australian War Memorial, the National Museum, Old Parliament House and a number of other places of significance. A day trip to Perisher to play in the snow is always a highlight for the students.
In Sydney students get to experience life in a big city. The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and a ride in a Sydney ferry across the harbour to Manly are some of the highlights. The students get to spend a day in the Blue Mountains visiting the Three Sisters, and the Sky Rail at Katoomba.
Government funding, under the PACER programme, helps families with some of the costs involved in the trip. Many students fundraise to make the trip more affordable for their families.
We invite families to have a conversation with us about their children’s educational needs, so that together, we can decide whether Kingsway is the right College with which to partner.