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Learning Beyond The Classroom

At Heatherton Christian College, students at every stage participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom environment.

These activities span across all subject areas and are important in strengthening characteristics such as team work, confidence, problem solving, resilience, social skills and life skills. Extracurricular programs provide students with a new sense of achievement in areas that they otherwise may not have recognised.

Extra Curricular
Performing Arts
The Arts play an important role in the life of the College.
Performing Arts in Education
We have a yearly College Production (alternating between Primary and Secondary) – recent performances being “Seussical” (Primary) and “The Sound of Music” (Secondary). Students are regularly given the opportunity to perform at Chapels, Assemblies, special events and end of year celebrations.
Music
Music is a core subject taught from Prep to Year 8, and an elective subject from Year 9 to 12. All students in Year 7 receive an instrument and lessons through the year and weekly band rehearsals as part of this program.
Music in Education
There are regular concerts and musical soirees where students of all ages come together and showcase their talents as they perform in a variety of formats including instrumental bands, ensembles, jazz band, choirs and individual or small group performances. A highlight of the Performing and Visual Arts calendar is our annual “Heatherton Creates” week which incorporates all aspects of the Arts in a week of student displays, daily participatory events and evening performances.
Sport & Physical Education
A commitment to health and fitness is important at Heatherton as it provides valuable growth experience for students.
Sport in Education

We have four College Houses and hold annual House competitions in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.

Heatherton students also compete in interschool sport in Primary School (Grade 5 & 6) as part of the Kingston District of the VPSSA (Victorian Primary Schools Sports Association), and in Secondary School as part of the CSEN (Christian Schools Events Network).

We compete in weekly Interschool team sports in Primary, fortnightly in Secondary, as well as interschool carnivals for Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country.

Outdoor Learning
We use Outdoor Learning within our curriculum to enhance and deepen our students understanding of things they are currently learning in other subjects.
Why Outdoor Learning
Outdoor learning promotes health benefits, including cognitive, social and emotional development, and it builds resilience and creativity as well. Experiences in nature as a child also leads to environmental awareness and stewardship later in life.
Leadership Development

Student Leadership development and opportunities occurs throughout the College in both formal and informal ways. Our intention is to raise students who seek to be people of Godly influence first and foremost, whose heart is to serve others and who will “think and act as leaders”, whether they have an official title or not.

Leading The Way

Our official student Leadership roles include Grade 4 to 10 Student Representative Council (SRC) leaders, Grade 6 Junior School Captains and House Captains, Year 9 Year of Challenge Leaders, and our Yr 11 and 12 House Captains, College Prefects and College Captains. The Prefects all have ‘Portfolios’ or areas that they are responsible for, these being Student Wellbeing, SRC, Chapel and Worship, Missions, Arts and Sustainability and Stewardship. We intentionally work with our leaders to develop their skills and effectiveness.

Clubs & Other Programs

Heatherton focuses on providing extra curricular opportunities and activities for our students.

Extra Curricular Galore!

We offer a multitude of engaging lunch time and extra-curricular activities for students across diverse artistic, sporting and academic areas.

Academic Competions

We encourage our students to participate in National competitions including the Australian Maths Competition.

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To find out more, please visit our Enrolments Page or contact our Enrolments Officer on 03 8551 6650 or via enrolments@hcc.vic.edu.au