Edward John Eyre High School recognises that valuable learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. As well as our rich and varied Health and Physical Education curriculum, we provide engaging and challenging opportunities for students to participate in a wide range of co-curricular sports, which cater for different student interests.
Edward John Eyre High School is a part of the Eyre and Western Region and we nominate in both regional and state-wide knockouts, providing students with multiple chances to participate in a range of sports, including:
• Australian Rules Football
Successful teams are given the opportunity to represent the school through participation in carnivals and competitions around South Australia. Sports are open to all Year 11 and 12 students; they are coached by specialist PE staff, who support the development of skills and techniques required for success.
We value the contribution co-curricular sports makes to the social, physical and emotional growth of our students. They are given the opportunity to play with and against other members of the school, which cannot be experienced in most community sport competitions. Through this, students gain many benefits, including teamwork and leadership skills, increased physical fitness and develop positive relationships with their peers.
To represent Edward John Eyre High School in School Sport students must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria. This includes:
1. Students are up to date in all classes and work output is to a satisfactory standard.
2. Attendance at school is good and are attending each class. No truancy.
3. No internal suspensions, take homes or suspensions by the student. Students who have received any of the stated will serve a 6 week ban from representing Edward John Eyre High School in School Sport.
4. Consistently follow the school rules, values and expectations of the school.
Child Protection Curriculum
The Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) is a child safety program for children and young people from age 3 to Year 12. It teaches children to:
• recognise abuse and tell a trusted adult about it
• understand what is appropriate and inappropriate touching
• understand ways of keeping themselves safe.
The KS:CPC is mandated in all public preschools and schools and is taught by teachers who have completed a full day KS:CPC training course. It is a world-class, evidence-based child safety program that is used by a range of other Australian and international schools. At Edward John Eyre High School this curriculum is delivered through the Mentoring Program.
The Youth Opportunities Personal Leadership Program is a one day per week training program that runs over a school term. It is offered to Year 11 students at Edward John Eyre High School in Term 1 and 2.
Using positive psychology and cognitive therapy, the Personal Leadership Program engages and extends participants knowledge and skills in areas not typically part of their schooling but that are crucially important to life.
Students decide what they want to gain from the Personal Leadership Program and the YOP dedicated trainers help them achieve this. The Personal Leadership Program focuses on a range of topics including:
• self-confidence and self-esteem
• positive communication and relationships
• motivation for school or study
• goal planning and finding career pathways
• dealing with bullying and other negative experiences
Students who complete the program gain 10 SACE credits and attend a graduation evening at the end of the program to which they can invite parents and friends.