Co-curricular activities can teach students the positives of being part of a team, sharing their sense of fun with others, and keeping mentally and physically active. Depending on availability, the following activities will be offered to students throughout the school year. It is important to note that some, but not all, extra-curricular activities will incur an additional cost to families.
St William's School competes in both the North-West District and Zone 4 Catholic Schools competitions which provide opportunities for students to represent the school in a variety of sports. Throughout the year, there are also opportunities for students to participate in after school sporting programs such as AFL Auskick, Soccer, Cricket and Tennis. There are also many Club sporting teams in and around our community where children from St William's are a part of and enjoy.
The Instrumental/Band Program runs during school time with lessons given once a week during school hours, by our Specialist Music Teachers. With instruments such as keyboard, violin, guitar, flute and other instruments, keen students are very likely to find something that suits them. The Instrumental/Band Program is offered to students in Years 4 to 6. Students will be offered this option at the end of Year 3. There is a cost incurred with this activity.
Further to our classroom music program, there are opportunities for students in all year levels to extend their singing technique and enjoyment through the avenues of the very talented St William's Choir. There are two choirs available for our students. All students can be part of our Prep - Yr 6 Choir which rehearses before school, and then our students in Yrs 4-6 can choose to also join our Senior Choir which rehearses during lunch breaks.
Wellbeing is at the forefront of Catholic education encouraging students to feel a strong sense of connection and belonging.
Before school, children have the opportunity to participate in mindful meditations, positive affirmations, and fun dance activities to help start the day with a positive mindset. At first break each day, children are welcome to visit the Zen Den where they can use finger labyrinths and colour mandalas while listening to quiet music.
At St William’s we have our therapy dog, Hugo, who assists with the wellbeing needs of our students. Hugo is on campus 1-2 days per week and works as an extension of the services that the student support team provides to the children and staff at St William's. Hugo can be found greeting students and staff in the morning and around the grounds, helping students who are experiencing separation anxiety in the mornings, supporting children who need help moving from one lesson to the next around the school, and providing companionship and a playmate for students receiving counselling amongst many more things. Hugo has proven enormously popular with both students and staff.
When the play bell sounds at first break, children have the opportunity to come to our wonderful Library for reading, drawing and other fun activities.
Various clubs available throughout the school year include: