Beyond the Classroom
The wide array of co-curricular activities complements and adds to the learning that occurs in the classroom. We encourage our students to explore the breadth of experiences to discover their passions, many of which could last a lifetime.
There are a number of ensembles on offer for students of all abilities to become actively involved with, both instrumental and voice. There is something for everyone, from choirs, the orchestra, wind symphony and the stage band to jazz, saxophone, strings and rock bands.
Private tuition is also available on a wide selection of instruments through the Music School.
Dance and drama
With a wide variety of performance opportunities on offer, students can participate in performing arts productions, plays, dance showcases and concerts. A School Production is held every year, alternating between Senior and Cripps year levels and a School Production is held every second year in Junior School.
Speech, drama and effective communication
This program is designed to develop a student’s individual communication skills and performance techniques. The skills of oracy (reading, listening and speaking) are emphasised to enable students to develop clarity and confidence in all areas of oral communication. Private lessons are also available.
This program runs after school in the STEAM Lab and provides students with access to internal and external industry experts within short term programs. Workshops have included engineering projects, wearable tech, 3D printing, robotics and digital film making.
Sport and physical activity are essential to general health and wellbeing. At Korowa we encourage positive physical activity behaviour through School sport, Physical Education, recreation and leisure time activities both at school and through community and club links outside school.
There’s something for everyone from House sport competitions to inter-school and intra-school sporting opportunities, as well as the Club Sports at Korowa including Netball, Snowsports and Rowing. Regardless of skill level, students have the opportunity to participate, it’s a great way to make new friends, have fun and stay fit.
Korowa competes in the Debating Association of Victoria’s Schools Competition with teams from Years 8 to 12. Students can also participate in inter-House debates held at Korowa, or staff- student debates.
Debating develops confidence in public speaking, is invaluable for interviews later in life, fosters the ability to analyse and research topics, serves as an excellent aid to essay-writing and stimulates the ability to ‘think on one’s feet’. It is also great fun!
Language immersion programs
Partnerships with an array of schools in France, China, Japan and Germany allow students to practice their language skills in real life situations and to immerse themselves in a different culture living with host families for up to four weeks.