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Contact: (08) 8645 7677 Student Services: (08) 8645 5729

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

EJEHS offers many co-curricular activities for students to participate in.

Please follow the links below to find out more.

SCHOOL SPORTS ▾

EJEHS is 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:

  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Netball
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Rugby
  • Volleyball.

EJEHS recognises that valuable learning also occurs outside the classroom, as well as our rich and varied Health and Physical Education (HPE) 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.

Successful teams are given the opportunity to represent EJEHS through participation in carnivals and competitions around South Australia. Sports are open to all Year 11 and 12 students. Students are coached by specialist PE staff who support the development of skills and techniques required for success.

We value the contribution co-curricular sport makes to the social, physical and emotional growth of our students. They are given the opportunity to play with and against peers and others. Through this, students gain benefits, such as teamwork and leadership skills, increased physical fitness and develop positive relationships with students.

To represent EJEHS in school sport students must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria. This includes

  • Students are up to date in all classes and work output is to a satisfactory standard
  •  Attendance at school is high and students are attending each class (no truancy)
  • 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 EJEHS in school sport
  • Consistently follow the school rules, values and expectations of EJEHS.
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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 EJEHS this curriculum is delivered through the Career Pathways Program.

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STEM WITH UNIVERSITY ▾
EJEHS works in close partnership with the University of South Australia to enhance STEM learning opportunities for all students. This includes several STEM workshops and camps undertaken by interested students each year, professional learning opportunities for teaching staff and participation in STEM state and national competitions for students.

As a broader Department for Education focus, STEM aims to increase the number of young people who undertake career pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The importance of STEM is highlighted in the Department for Education STEM Learning Strategy which states that 75% of the fastest growing occupations now require STEM skills and knowledge.

At EJEHS, STEM skills are integrated as part of teaching and learning for all students, foster thinking skills and abilities for:

  • Problem solving
  • Critical & creative thinking
  • Initiative
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Digital literacy.

STEM skills are taught in an integrated manner utilising practical teaching pedagogies and programs across the curriculum.

We are committed to:

  •  Developing an exciting, relevant, inquiry based, engaging STEM curriculum
  • Providing teachers with relevant skills and resources to support student learning
  • Giving students opportunities to participate in activities, events and other initiatives involving STEM
  • Increasing retention in STEM subjects
  • Fostering sustainable partnerships with businesses, industries, communities and tertiary groups to enhance students learning
  • Developing pathways to post school employment and careers in STEM industries
  • Increasing student awareness, knowledge and skills that encourage graduates to leave school with the intention to gain the qualifications that will support their employment in STEM related occupations.
STEM skills are not just for engineers and scientists. STEM skills are essential in many jobs and offer pathways to a diverse range of occupations. Our focus on STEM is driven by evidence that the demand for skills in STEM, especially in our growing defence, mining, bioscience, clean tech and food industries and is outpacing the supply of skilled men and women. Current trends indicate that the number of jobs requiring STEM skills in SA will increase significantly by 2020. These jobs will be most specifically in the areas of construction, engineering, mining, food production and advanced manufacturing. All of these STEM fields require students to have rigorous backgrounds in areas such as Mathematics, Physics, Electronics and Chemistry.

As Australia faces a new position in the global economy, the knowledge and skills of our citizens will become our greatest strength. Studying STEM subjects in high school, vocational education or at university supports a variety of pathways into careers in emerging industries and the digital economy.

In the future, trades people will be 3D-printing the components they need; athletes will use feedback systems to improve their training and performance; farmers will be using more robotic processes; mechanics will be working with more computerised vehicles; nurses will be using more technologies to deliver better healthcare. By combining the analytical skills of science, the lateral thinking of engineering, the logic of mathematics and the ever-evolving technologies, there is no problem that STEM thinkers cannot solve!
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YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES (YOP) ▾
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 and 12 students at EJEHS in terms 1 and 2.

Using positive psychology and cognitive therapy, the Personal Leadership Program engages and extends participants knowledge and skills in areas not typically a 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 to 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
  • Leadership.
Students who complete the program gain 10 SACE credits and attend a graduation ceremony at the end of the program, where parents and friends are invited.
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