It is important to nurture recreational interests from an early age.
Our extensive cocurricular program is designed to offer students the opportunity to expand their talents, interests and skills.
They can take try group or individual music lessons, ballet, chess, art activities, coding, gardening and tennis.
If team sports sound fun, they can join in with hockey, T-ball, soccer, basketball and netball.
Middle and Senior School
Students have a multitude of opportunities to extend their range of interests and abilities. We strongly encourage participation in a wide range of activities by all students, as we see such a significant and positive effect on student development.
A list of stimulating and exciting activities for students in Middle School is sent out each term. Recent activities have included Design Time, Latin and STEM.
Senior School students organise various fundraisers, including a Mothers’ Day breakfast and a variety of community events in support of their chosen charity.
The Expressive Arts is for students with a creative bent. An extensive program includes choirs, string ensembles and orchestras, the concert and symphonic bands. These groups have opportunities to perform regularly both within the School at assemblies and concerts, and also within the wider community.
Private tuition with expert teachers is offered for a wide variety of instruments and voice. Many students also participate in local eisteddfods, with the encouragement and support of the School.
For students with an interest in art and design, there is an opportunity to exhibit their work at an end of year exhibition in the Performing Arts Centre, open to the Collegiate community. A piece of artwork is chosen annually to be kept by the School as part of the Tremayne Collection.
Collegiate fields school teams in over 20 sports, and an impressive number of girls take advantage of our superb opportunities and facilities.
As well as traditional sports such as tennis, soccer, netball, hockey and rowing, we have some newer ones to try, such as surfing, sailing, touch football, triathlon and AFL.
Students have the opportunity to participate in individual events, team rosters, inter-house carnivals and to represent the School at a state and national level.
Sport has so many physical, emotional and social benefits, so while participation in sport is not strictly compulsory, it is actively encouraged at Collegiate.
Our main focus is on enjoyment, skill development and providing an environment where your child can explore new skills, discover talent and strive to achieve their full potential. We aim to help every student find a sport or a team to suit her interests and abilities.
Collegiate participates in a Years 5 and 6 interschool debating competition during Term 2.
We also enter debating teams in a Years 7 and 8 interschool competition which is organised by the Tasmanian Debating Union. The number of teams entered depends on the number of students who wish to participate; everyone who wishes to debate may do so.
Each Middle School team is coached by staff members, and fledgling debaters are also mentored by Senior School girls. Regular meetings are held so that team members may develop their arguments and practise their speeches in readiness for the debate.
There is little chance of boredom at break times.
Our student clubs are run each lunchtime, and have recently included Knitting, Gardening, Book, Just Dance, Theatre Tech, Youth Alpha, Newspaper, Breakfast, DIG (Diversity Inclusion Group), Arts and Crafts, Movie and Writing Clubs.
The clubs are designed and run by the students, so they do vary from year to year.
Congratulations to the Collegiate students who competed in the Inter School Horse Trials and Individual Grade 5 event, hosted by the Huon Pony Club on Sunday. Students competed in Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping and achieved fantastic results. Well done!
On Saturday 8 May, a team comprised of Ben Horsham, Owen Morley, Gypsy Polacheck (Collegiate), Catherine Gourlay (Collegiate) and Migali Ennis-Short (all Year 12) were awarded the gold medal in the Statewide Ethics Olympiad. The combined team will now compete against Canada in the International Ethics Olympiad on Friday 23 July. We wish them all the best!