Beyond the Classroom
All students are involved in the School’s service programme. EACS values the importance of developing a sense of service to the community, both within the School and within the wider community. Students participate in a number of events during the School year including: Inter-house Athletics and Swimming Carnivals, Founder’s Day Activities, Specified Church Services, Speech Night, ANZAC Day Dawn Service, ANZAC Day March and other activities related to the School service programme.
Sport at EACS is a feature of student life. Many skills including teamwork, cooperation, sportsmanship and striving for success are learnt from an involvement in sport. Sports offered by EACS include: athletics, cricket, Australian Rules, golf, softball, soccer, tennis, netball, sailing, swimming, and cross country.
Students are also able to compete in the state-wide Country Week participating in a range of sports, together with public speaking and debating.
Music forms an important part of life for a student at EACS. Opportunities exist to receive instrumental lessons from experienced staff across a range of instruments, as well as vocal lessons. A School Concert Band performs at School and Community Events.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme offers students the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of interesting and challenging leisure activities. The Award is highly prized and recognised globally. Students participating in the Scheme are involved in Lifesaving and First Aid training, expeditions, sports training and undertaking new activities. EACS is an approved DoE Licensed Operator and all students will be required to undertake the Bronze level of the Award in Year 9. Students will be encouraged to continue with Silver and Gold levels of the Award during Senior School.
Camps and Excursions
EACS’ Outdoor Education and Excursion Programme aims to increase the level of challenge and is designed to compliment students’ academic and social development. School Camps focus on promoting the qualities of self-reliance, initiative, co-operation, self-esteem, leadership and the capacity to deal with significant emotional and physical challenges in a safe and fun environment. Relationships between other students and with EACS staff are enhanced by the camp experience.
During their years at EACS students are likely to participate in: Year 8 Recreational Camp, Year 9 Inter-State Travel Experience, Year 10 Outward Bound Course and Year 10 Community Awareness Programme, and Year 11 Leadership Camp.