Co-Curricular Activities

Faith-based

  • Gippsland Independent Schools Association Ecumenical Service for College and Liturgy Captains

  • Launch of Project Compassion and pancakes

  • Three day Retreats for Year 11 and Year 12 students

  • Two reflection days for Year 10 students

  • Reflection day for Year 8 students

  • Remar – a youth movement involving leadership training, social justice activities, faith formation and community building for Year 10-12 students

  • Catholic Youth Festivals

 

Sporting

  • Weekly timetabled sport for Year 7 and 8 students

  • House Swimming Carnival

  • House Athletics Carnival

  • House Cross-Country Competition

  • Gippsland Independent Schools Association Summer Round Robin competition

  • Gippsland Independent Schools Association Winter Round Robin competition

  • Gippsland Independent Schools Association Athletics Carnival

  • Gippsland Independent Schools Association Swimming Carnival

  • Gippsland Independent Schools Association Cross-Country Carnival

  • Marist Australasian Cricket Carnival

  • Marist Australia-wide Netball Carnival

  • Marist Australia-wide Basketball Carnival

  • Herald-Sun Shield football competition

  • Netball Victoria School Championships

 

Cultural

  • Gippsland Independent Schools Association Cultural Festival: activities including debating, drama, theatre sports, chess

  • Gippsland Independent Schools Muzarts – Music and Visual Art display

  • Gippsland Independent Schools Dance

  • VCE Soiree – display of VCE Arts and Technology

  • Public speaking activities, including Lions Youth of the Year, VCAA English Plain Speaking Competition and Legacy Public Speaking Competition

  • Xpressions Drama Festival for Year 10 Drama students, West Gippsland Arts Centre

  • Musicians perform for various eisteddfods and competitions

  • Annual College Musical Production (Oliver! In 2015)

  • Drama performances

  • Inter-House Performing Arts competition

 

Fundraising and Justice

  • Foster Parents Indonesia fundraising, including Rice Day and Joseph House Social

  • Year 10 students attend Diocesan Justice camp

  • Red Cross Blood Bank involvement for students and staff

  • Giving Tree – Christmas gifts donated for St Vincent de Paul to distribute

  • St Vincent de Paul Moe Conference Soup Van

  • St Vincent de Paul Matthew Talbot Soup Van, Inner Melbourne

  • Tinnies for Vinnies: food collection for St Vincent de Paul on Heritage Day

  • Reconciliation Week including Sorry Day and community event with local Indigenous elders

  • Relay for Life

  • Proud Race Project: Indigenous Advisor in Residence

  • Winter SleepOut with Diocesan schools

  • West Gippsland Community Landcare rehabilitation assistance: fencing, tree planting etc.

  • Clean up Australia activities

  • Year 11 Remar students travel to Dareton to undertake support of local schools and community

  • Green Team – environmental and sustainability group

  • Year 7 and Year 8 Brainstorm activity - Bullying

  • Year 7 and Year 8 Village Space activity

 

Student Leadership

  • Student Representative Council – chaired by student SRC Captains

  • Student Leadership Team – chaired by College Captains

  • Captains attend leadership sessions at GIS Ecumenical Service

  • Synergy Leadership Breakfast

  • All Captains attend a day of leadership formation conducted by an external consultant

  • Four Captains attend a Marist Leadership Camp

  • All Captains have a staff member who acts as a mentor

  • All House Captains, College Captains and SRC Captains chair a College Assembly

  • Attendance at Anzac Day and Remembrance Day ceremonies

  • Leadership training day for all College leaders

  • Leadership training for selected leaders with students from other Marist schools and from other Sale Diocese schools.

 

Other

  • Raspberry Pi club – coding and robotics for students

  • Uluru and Top end Tour for Year 11 students

  • Grampians camp for Year 9 students

  • Year 9 University visits

  • Year 9 First Aid training, sponsored by the Baw Baw Big Blokes

  • Year 12 Shape Your Destiny seminar

  • Year 11 VCE Success Strategies seminar

  • Choisez Sexuality Seminar for Year 11 and Year 12

  • Parent Night conducted by Choicez staff

  • Year 10 Commonwealth Bank StartSmart seminar

  • Year 12 Tertiary Information Service

  • Year level barbeques catered for by SRC

 

Relationship with other schools

  • Reciprocal visits with Japanese sister school, Aoki Junior High School

  • German student exchange

  • Student umpiring of Catholic Primary schools’ Round Robin

  • VCAL students provide assistance at Warragul and District Specialist School