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.
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.
Our Specialist Basketball programme was established in 2019, available to both male and female Secondary students. The programme provides tailored coaching sessions and classes that are timetabled into the student’s weekly schedule, as well as morning sessions where members hone their skills and compete. Whilst we encourage players currently competing at the WABL level, we cater for students at all basketball levels from beginner to elite varying from representing local domestic teams to those who consistently play at a State or National level.
The College has partnered with Coach Andy Stewart from “Coachinghoops”, whose vision is to;
“Assist in the development of positive, resilient young people.
Players are provided with sessions designed to develop their strengths and weaknesses, efficiency in movement, confidence and leadership skills. They receive high level teaching relevant to their skill level in order to remain cutting edge and gain skills that have value beyond the court. The Coachinghoops team also recruit specialists in; strength and conditioning, injury reduction techniques and strategies, monitoring loads and recovery, and assisting students to create a career pathway through sport.”
Coach Andy Stewart has had experience coaching at the State, National and International levels. With time spent in the coaching department of the NBL Champions the Perth Wildcats and Head Coach of the WNBL Perth Lynx, he brings experience and knowledge and an amazing insight into the game.
Our programme is designed to assist students in their growth and abilities along their individual continuum of development and experiences, with some of the skills developed giving value way beyond the court and preparing them for success in their future journey.
Students within the programme will have various opportunities to represent the College in interschool competitions such as the Associated and Catholic Colleges (ACC), School Sport WA (SSWA) and various Basketball WA events. It is the aim that our teams compete in the National Schools Championships, however this will not necessarily be an annual event.
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.
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.
Primary School Golf operates as an after school club for Year 2-6 students on site at Kingsway’s chip and putt facility. Students of various abilities are coached in a range of golf skills and techniques, and will be given opportunity to practise these skills in the tuition sessions. Opportunities will be available for suitably skilled golfers to link up with local golf courses, and to play in annual inter-school golf events. Details of the current semester golf schedule is available on request by contacting PrimaryGolf@kcc.wa.edu.au A minimal fee of $5-$10 per session usually applies.
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.
During the COVID pandemic, the Sydney Canberra trip was replaced with a Year 6 Camp in Busselton.
In the Secondary school we offer Year 7 Camp, a Year 9 Albany Camp, a Year 11 Ningaloo Camp and Bibbulmun Hike.
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.