Clubs, Teams and Groups

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Clubs, Teams and Groups

Willetton Senior High School is a vibrant place with much to do outside of normal classes.

 

If students have a special interest, they are likely to find a club, team or group that offers an opportunity to unleash inner talent, and have a great time with other like-minded students.

Astronomy

Our school has a research grade 0.36 metre carbon truss Ritchey Chretien robotic telescope with a state of the art CCD imaging system. Students from the Astronomy club undertake astronomical research including imaging galaxies, searching for comets and minor planets and photographing our solar system.

We meet in the Science project room J101 at lunchtime every Friday.

The group is open to all students.

Coordinator  Darren.Hamley@education.wa.edu.au

Board Games Club

We offer two Tabletop Gaming clubs to meet the demand from students. The clubs are open to all students from Years 7-12 and provide the opportunity to socialise and compete with like-minded players. We supply a constantly updated collection of games, and students can bring in their own favourites.

Board Games are played Mondays 3:00-4:30pm.

D&D Style Games are played Tuesdays 3:00-4:30pm.

Coordinator  Gareth.Mitchell@education.wa.edu.au

Book Club

Book Club is a group where students from all years come together in a relaxed environment to discuss books and authors. Due to the partnership that the school has with OfficeMax we are able to provide a variety of books for the students to read. This club is facilitated by Mrs Kimberley Atkinson but predominately run by the older students helping students from all year groups to integrate and become comfortable with each other.

The Book Club meets every second Friday at lunch time in E06

For all enquiries please contact:

Coordinator  kimberley.atkinson@education.wa.edu.au

Chess Club

The chess club meets once a week at lunchtime. It is a social chess group, however, there is the opportunity to compete in both school based and state wide competitions. No chess experience is necessary to join this group and all students are welcome.

We meet in the Science project room J101 at lunchtime every Wednesday

Coordinator  Darren.Hamley@education.wa.edu.au

Crochet Club

Ever wondered what’s the difference between knitting and crochet? It’s pronounced Crow-shay by the way, it comes from an old French word meaning hook. If you have, come and join us at Crochet Club. We welcome all members, beginners (what even is a single crochet?) intermediate (magic circle time) and advanced (lets make trebles).

If this sounds like something you would like to learn, come on down to B21, Monday at recess and discover the wonders of wool.

Coordinators  Miss McCauley and Mrs Capelo

Cubing Club

The Rubik’s Cube has 43 billion billion different combinations and takes most people months to only partially solve. The Rubik’s cube club members learn and practice methods of speed solving this amazing puzzle. Within a semester, with a little practise you will be able to complete the cube in around two minutes. Our best students achieve times between 8 and 15 seconds.

No cubing experience is needed and all students are welcome.

We meet in the Science project room J101 at lunchtime every Thursday

Coordinator  Darren.Hamley@education.wa.edu.au

Dance Club

Dance Club is held every Tuesday 3.00pm – 4.15pm in the Dance Studio for students enrolled in dance.

The  focus is to have fun while developing a passion for dance and improve technique and body alignment.

Coordinator  Cheryl.Venter@education.wa.edu.au

Drama Club

This club is directed at students who have a passion for The Arts, who would like to improve their confidence, develop their creativity and be able to meet new people. Students participate in improvisations and scripted performances for an outside audience.

Meeting times: Year 9 Monday 7.30 to 8.20am – Performing Arts Theatre

Coordinator  stefan.brand@education.wa.edu.au

Drama Backstage

Offered to Year 9- Year 12 students

This is offered to students who are interested in sound, lighting, stage crew or stage management. Students will be trained in their specific field of interest and put on a roster for upcoming rehearsals and performances.

Expression of interest through Mr Brand. Stefan.Brand@education.wa.edu.au

eSports Club

Students prepare for a sports competition and practice against other local schools.

Meets online Thursday 5-6pm.

For further information click here.

Coordinator  Jayson.Bignoux@education.wa.edu.au

Front of House

Year 9 to 12 students are trained to be responsible for looking after the community at certain school events including parent interview afternoon and evenings, Arts performances. Students in Year 10 to 12 have the opportunity to be Front of House Managers.

Coordinator  stefan.brand@education.wa.edu.au

Health & Physical Education Sporting Teams

  • Across all year groups
  • Mostly conducted after school hours
  • Varying divisions
  • For further information ring the Health and Physical Education Department on 9334 7297

 

AFL - Boys and GirlsGolfSwimming
AthleticsHockey - Boys and GirlsTennis
Badminton - Boys and GirlsNetballTouch - Boys and Girls
BaseballSoccer - Boys and GirlsTriathlon
Basketball - Boys and GirlsSoftball
Cross CountrySquash

Ignite

The group meets every Wednesday at lunchtime to encourage, connect, be inspired and inspire.

The group is student organised and operates under the supervision of the school chaplain Louise Parish and John Ryder.

Interact Club

The Interact Club at Willetton Senior High School has been running since 2012, and was officially chartered in July 2015, coming under the umbrella of Rotary International. We are a community based club, strongly supported by the Rotary Club of Willetton.

 

The club supports two service projects a year, one that aids a local cause and one that promotes international understanding and goodwill. To date, Interactors have raised over $40,000 to support various projects including the Leukaemia Foundation, Medecins Sans Frontieres, ACT, Mercy Ships, Water for Africa and Compassion Australia, to name a few.

 

In addition, members are involved in community service projects such as volunteering at the annual Rotary community fair, or assisting SERCUL with tree planting.

Through projects, Interactors can develop a network of friendships with local and overseas Rotary, Rotaract and Interact clubs. As part of their Interact journey, Interactors develop leadership skills, communication skills and learn the value of serving the greater community through hard work.

As an added bonus, Interactors are given opportunities to participate in RYPEN and other youth based Rotary programs. Interactors can also go on to become Youth Exchange students or Ambassadorial Scholars.

Active participation in Interact is recognised by the Duke of Edinburgh program.

Do you find yourself saying I want to make a difference or I want to help others? If so, then this is the club for you!

Anyone between the ages of 12 to 18 years and wanting to play a part in making our world a better place is welcomed.

We meet each Wednesday during recess in room E05.

Coordinator  helen.s.wong@education.wa.edu.au or philippa.peake@education.wa.edu.au

Language Clubs

The Language Department offers additional support for students through Language Clubs in:

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Korean

The clubs provide opportunities for students to revise and extend language learning in fun, interactive ways.

 

Club Hebdo

Club Hebdo (translation: club weekly) is a French club for lower school French learners held every Wednesday afternoon from 3-4pm. It is run by Year 12 French students, who conduct a wide range of fun activities that incorporate the French language and culture including such activities as musical chairs using French pop music, bingo games of colours and numbers, treasure hunts and role-plays. Emphasis is also placed on the viewing of French movies, and of course food. Every now and then the Year 12s bring in snacks such as croissants and doughnuts.

 

Club Venn

Club Venn continues this semester and is an after school revision and extension club for students learning Japanese at Willetton. It is run by past students who successfully completed Year 12 ATAR Japanese and are continuing Japanese at university. Students are able to bring along homework, assignments and questions in order to achieve the best that they can in class. There are also fun cultural activities to support the various class topics.

Students are welcome to attend every week, or just drop in when they want to. Each year group is provided with a separate group leader to provide targeted support.

Year 7, 8, 9 and 12:                 Fridays in LANG8

Year 10 and 11:                       Wednesdays in LANG8

 

Club Vespa

Club Vespa is an after-school revision and extension club for students learning Italian at Willetton. It is run by senior school students studying ATAR Italian and native speaker assistants who are currently working alongside teachers at the school. Students are encouraged to bring along homework, assignments and questions in order to support their language learning and enhance their achievement in class. There are also fun cultural activities for students to enjoy.

Club Vespa is held every Thursday in LANG5 from 2:45-3:45pm. Students are invited to attend every week or can simply drop in when they wish.

 

Korean Club

After school activities for students learning Korean will run every Tuesday and Thursday. Students are able to bring along homework, assignments and questions in order to improve their grades or brush up their Korean language skills.

 All students are welcome to attend every week or just drop in from 3pm to 4pm.

Year 7, 8, and 9:              Tuesdays in LANG4

Year 10 and 11:                 Thursdays in LANG4

Pipe Band

Willetton Senior High School Pipes and Drums band is available to any interested student in Years 7 to 12. Students have the opportunity to learn the bagpipes, snare drum, tenor drum and bass drum. Practice is held on Friday after school 3.00- 4.30pm in the school theatre and quadrangle.

It takes around six to 12 months to learn the basics of piping on a practice chanter before progressing to the bagpipes. It generally takes another 12 to 18 months to master the bagpipes to the point where tunes can be played fluently. The bagpipes are a very challenging instrument both musically and physically and a commitment to regular practice is required to ensure progress.

The fee for being in the school band is $60 which covers upkeep of uniforms and equipment. Willetton owns numerous sets of bagpipes and a number of drums which are lent to students while they are part of the band. Students are expected to buy their own practice chanter ($90) after the trial period of six weeks, or snare and tenor sticks (around $30). Once students start playing in the band they are lent a kilt and other band uniform items, apart from a school shirt and black shoes. We also have end of term parties to celebrate our progress.

Willetton SHS Pipe Band performs at a number of school events during the year including graduation, multicultural week and special ceremonies. Students are encouraged to stay with the pipe band post school and come back in a volunteer capacity to help teach students. They have life-time prospects to play in Pipe Bands during parades and championships or as soloists all over the world should they continue on with their chosen instruments. There are many bands in Perth and around the world that will accommodate keen pipers and drummers.

Coordinator  judy.gauci@education.wa.edu.au

Solar Car Club

This club is open to students in the Gifted and Talented Education program.

We are currently rebuilding our five-metre long solar powered car in preparation for a road trial trip later in the year. Students are involved in all aspects of building the car including design, construction of mechanical and electrical systems and testing. Students also plan the solar car road trips.

There are very limited positions available in this group.

We meet once a week after school every Wednesday in room J101 from 2.45pm to 4.00pm.

Coordinator  Darren.Hamley@education.wa.edu.au