The rich extra-curricular life at Foxwell State Secondary College embraces sport, the creative arts, technologies and a range of other cultural activities and special interest clubs.
Extra-curricular involvement in a variety of activities is seen as central to a student's overall development both individually and within the school community. At Foxwell State Secondary College our program endeavours to:
- expose students to new skills and an expanded worldview
- increase self-esteem and self-worth
- develop and improve social skills
- support health and wellbeing
- foster a sense of pride for individual and group
Through our extra-curricular program the six competencies that a learner needs to flourish are brought to life. Our program emphasises the importance of "learning partnerships" and "learning environments" within our school community, where teachers and students are partners in learning within authentic and relevant contexts.
All Foxwell State Secondary College students are expected to participate in a minimum of one extra-curricular activity within the school year. Please explore our sports, creative arts, technologies and other opportunities available to all students.
In our AFL extra-curricular program both girls and boys have the opportunity to participate in local and state wide competitions and carnivals. In the program students will develop their handball and kicking skills.
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Students have the opportunity to participate in the Foxwell State Secondary College Art Club. This year round program provides students an opportunity to develop their creativity and try new mediums including painting, drawing and print making. This program is designed for students of all ability levels and endeavours to enhance natural ability.
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In the Foxwell State Secondary College Basketball program students will have the opportunity to develop their offensive and defensive skills, including ball handling skills, shooting and blocking. Students will compete in a variety of competitions throughout the school year.
Chess and Cubing Club
As a part of the Chess and Cubing Club students will learn problem solving and abstract reasoning, develop calmness under pressure and enhance skills in creative thinking, pattern recognition and strategic thinking. Cubing involves students practicing to solve the Rubik's Cube. This will involve developing skills in algorithms, speed cubing and studying different models. As a part of the program students will participate in chess and cubing competitions.
Students at Foxwell State Secondary College have the opportunity to participate in the school choir. Students will participate in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod competition and may be required to perform at school assemblies, functions and events. This school choir provides an opportunity for students to communicate meaningfully through song, learn effective breathing techniques, projection and participate in a performance team.
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- Competition: August
Students have the opportunity to participate in the Foxwell State Secondary College Dance Troupe. In this program students extend their performance skills by competing against other Gold Coast and Brisbane based schools in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod. Dance Troupe is an extra-curricular program for students who are passionate about dance and performance. Students will train in a range of different genres.
Students wishing to participate in Dance Troupe are required to take part in the audition process to secure a position in the performance team. Auditions are held in Term 1, Week 10. Successful students will work together in rehearsal once a week.
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- Term 2 and 3
- Competition: August
- $40.00 includes entrance fee, costume and performer ticket
Debating and Public Speaking
The Foxwell State Secondary College debating program fosters self-confidence and requires participants to listen to others and to comprehend the validity of others' points of view. It is a team activity and encourages awareness of social and cultural issues including the environment, politics, ethics and social aspects of the world. Students will learn how to talk confidently, work collaboratively and think differently and responsively. Students in this program will have the opportunity to compete in the Gold Coast Debating competition as well as other Public Speaking competitions.
- Year round
- Competition: Wednesday Night
The Gold Coast Secondary Schools Drama Festival is a friendly competition that fosters excellence in the dramatic arts. Is it a fantastic opportunity for drama and theatre loving students who want to work collaboratively with others, learn about performance and extend their creativity in the dramatic arts. Students from state, independent and private schools come together in term 2 to compete in age sections of Junior (year 7 & 8), Intermediate (year 9 & 10) and Seniors (year 11 & 12). In this program, students will learn how to perform a full length play between 20 - 30 minutes in length.
Students wishing to participate in Drama Festival are required to take part in the audition process to secure a position in the performance team. Auditions are held in Term 1, Week 3. Successful students will work together in rehearsal once a week.
- Term 1 and 2
- Monday 3.00pm - 5.00pm
- Competition: 21st - 23rd May
- Additional rehearsals may be added during term 2
- $25.00 includes costume, props, performance rights and entry fee
In this extra-curricular activity students will be involved in an interactive, skill-building program where they will gain confidence, grow friendships and develop critical thinking and creative thinking skills in a digital platform. E-sports is a growing phenomenon offering students social engagement and social skill development as well as an understanding of making healthy choices relating to digital technology.
"Genius Bar" Team
Foxwell State Secondary College runs a regular "Genius Bar" that is facilitated by students. Team members are required to volunteer at least 1 lunch break each week to being available at the "Genius Bar" to provide technical support to other students and staff. Regular training will be made available to upskill students in the needs of a team member. There is no regular schedule for this extra-curricular activity.
Instrumental Music Ensemble
Students who play a musical instrument have the opportunity to participate in our Instrumental Music Ensemble. This ensemble will rehearse weekly with our instrumental music teacher and is separate to our Instrumental Music Program. Students who participate in our Instrumental Music Program are expected to participate in our Instrumental Music Ensemble.
Kokoda Challenge for Youth
As a part of the Kokoda extra-curricular program, students learn the values of courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice. Students work together, look out for each other and show commitment to a task that first seems impossible. They will train for and overcome a 15km hike in D'Auguilar National Park within 9 hours as a part of a team of 5. Students are required to fundraise as a part of this program.
- Term 1 and 2 training
- June 6 and 7
- Additional equipment will be required to be purchased
- Fundraising (minimum $75)
Students have the opportunity to participate in the school Netball extra-curricular program where they will develop and enhance their agility, strength, speed and ball handling skills.
Robotics and Coding
This extra-curricular activity provides students the opportunity to dive deep in to the world of robotics and coding, exploring how computer programming and robotic design can solve real world problems. Students will build skills in teamwork, creative thinking, social engagement, problem solving and programming. There are a number of competitions that students will have the opportunity to participate in.
In our Rugby League extra-curricular program both girls and boys have the opportunity to participate in the NRL Titans competition and NRL Titans Karyn Murphy Cup as well as other gala day competitions and carnivals. In the program students will develop their ball handling skills, footwork, team participation, resilience and accountability.
As members of the running club students will develop fundamental movements and become more confident and skillful in physical activity. Students will meet the same time each week before school where they will complete a warmup prior to running a course. The session will end in a warm down activity, ensuring students are ready to return to class.
As a part of the Foxwell State Secondary College soccer extra-curricular program, students will develop their skills in dribbling, passing, shielding, trapping and goalkeeping. Students will compete in the Rivers Championship during Term 1 (girls) and Term 2 (boys), as well as the interschool sport program in Term 2.
In Term 4 students have the opportunity to participate in our swimming program. The program prepares for interschool trials in term 1 of the following year and for our school carnival.
The Foxwell State Secondary College Tech Crew are responsible for facilitating major events held within the school community. These events can include the requirement for sound, lighting, audio-visual and stage management and range from the school assembly to community events. Members of the Tech Crew may be required to spend time during lunch breaks as well as before and after school preparing for events and/or training on equipment. There is no regular scheduled training for this extra-curricular activity.
The Foxwell State Secondary Touch Football program emphasises speed, agility, fitness, ball handling skills, communication, mental alertness and team work. There are no tackles, scrums of kicks involved in this program.
Students have the opportunity to participate in the Foxwell State Secondary College Volleyball program where they will develop their skills in passing, setting, spiking, blocking, digging and serving.
As a part of the writing club students will form relationships with other like minded students, stay focussed and motivated on their creative journey and develop the skills for building a strong narrative. In this year long activity students may choose to enter their work in local and national competitions or simply share their work with their peers.