Classics Academy (Adventure Through Time)
New to the Hills and to Mundaring Christian College, the Classics Academy after school enrichment program is now open for enrolment.
Students will adventure through time to uncover the secrets of the Pharaohs and discover treasures from Ancient Egypt. They will experience the Trojan Wars and Greek Mythology, adventure with medieval heroes such as Beowulf, Robin Hood and King Arthur; as well as journey with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The great stories of the past will be brought to life in a holistic way, though music, art and literature.
The tutors leading the Academy are highly learned Classics scholars and students will cultivate their critical thinking, literary, writing, and leadership skills as some of the most exciting stories ever told unfold.
The Classics Academy: Adventure Through Time program is open to students from Year 5 to Year 8 and runs every Wednesday from 4.30 – 5.30 at the Parkerville Secondary Campus. Cost is $150 per 10-week term.
The Science Academy is an After School Extension Program for students from any school with a passion for the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). A range of exciting partnerships with outside organisations (including Scitech, the Museum of Western Australia Shipwreck Galleries in Fremantle and the Perth Zoo) have been established so that students have the opportunity to meet and work alongside real scientists.
A senior science teacher from Ellenbrook Christian College works alongside these professionals to design interactive, hands-on activities for each week’s science program that expose Year 4 to Year 6 and Year 7 to Year 9 students to the basics of the full Year 11/12 curriculum in Science over a three-year period. After the initial exposure, deeper self-directed learning is expected of participants. The students also create digital diaries of their learning journey that can be used by the schools and the partner organisations to teach science concepts to other students.
The core aims of the Science Academy are to:
- To allow students a foothold into deeper understanding of scientific concepts
- To ensure exposure to Years 4-6 and Year 7-9 students to all of Year 11/12 Science topics over a 3 year period
- Hands-on opportunity to work alongside real Scientists doing real work
- Re-engage Science out of school through fun activities
- Open up potential career aspirations for students in science related fields
- Bringing science alive for students by exposing the real science in jobs people take for granted
How does the Science Academy facilitate curriculum extension?
The students in the Science Academy are all Year 4 to Year 6 and Year 7 to Year 9 students, yet the content that will be covered in the extension program is the Year 11 and 12 Science curriculums. Students will therefore be extended beyond their year group and be provided with a significant head start. The curriculum content will be explored in resource-rich environments with access to objects and people (professional scientists) that most students would not encounter in the day-to-day school context.
Who is it for?
- Primary group: Years 4 – 6
- Secondary group: Years 7 – 9
When is it on?
There are 6 sessions per term on Mondays, 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Where is it located?
At our sister SCEA School, Ellenbrook Christian College, and on some occasions at Edith Cowan University (program dependent).
To sign up or enquire about joining the Science Academy at Ellenbrook Christian College, please contact Mary McLean on (08) 9297 9297, via email at email@example.com or complete the Science Academy Enrolment Form.
Mundaring Christian College offers a wide range of extra-curricular sport during the term. Students across both the Primary and Secondary years can join before and after school programs including Basketball, Futsal, Soccer, Hockey, Cross Country/Athletics and Mixed Games. Students who attend before school sport programs receive a free and healthy breakfast following their activity, while students who attend the After School Sport program receive a healthy snack following their activity. Most programs are offered free of charge, however places can be limited due to popularity.
Private and group music lessons are offered in a growing selection of instruments. Students have the opportunity to participate in a combined schools band workshop, Primary and Secondary Choir Festivals, music ensembles and a variety of performances.