Every child deserves an opportunity to shine.
Students from all year levels can elect to study Instrumental Music as an extra subject. Lessons operate on a rotation system where students are withdrawn from their normal class once per week. Instrumental Music is a subject in its own right. At the end of each semester, students will receive a report of their progress.
It is the policy of The Arts and Technology Faculty to provide students with tuition and opportunities for public performance.
Students can join the following Performance Groups:
- Concert Band Jazz Bands
- Strings Ensemble Brass Ensemble
- Woodwind Ensembles Percussion Ensemble
- Guitar Ensemble Rock Bands
- School Play
- Tours of local primary schools Festivals
- Annual Instrumental Music concerts Presentations
- Carols Concerts
- School Play
- Performances for Senior Citizens and Probus
- VET Music students perform at the Royal Children’s Hospital
The Annual Musical Production has been a major feature of the school year for over 40 years. It involves students from all year levels and staff from all faculties. The Play is an important cultural feature for the Sunbury community, attracting a regular audience to annual performances in August-September. Primary school students attend previews.
The annual Art and Technology showcase ‘Show Off’ recognises student work across all subjects within this faculty. Staff create a gallery environment to exhibit all forms of student work. Students cook, perform and display their products over two evenings open to the public. The textiles department transforms the performing arts precinct into a catwalk and present their designs in a show created by senior students as part of their VCE.
Sunbury College has a proud record of successful participation in Inter-School Sport. In team sports such as Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, Cricket, Badminton, Squash and Football, we have enviable records including many State Championships.
All students are encouraged to join a school team.
At Sunbury College, an Inter House Sport Competition operates for swimming and athletics. The four Houses – Batman, Evans, Jackson and Clarke – compete against each other for team trophies and ultimately the status of being the winning house over an entire year. Awards acknowledge outstanding teams and individuals in order to recognise effort and achievement.
Academic Sports Program
Students are able to apply for entry into the Academic Sports Program from Year 10. This program offers co-curricular opportunities including coaching, visits to university campuses to explore sports related careers and opportunities to represent the College in the broader community.
Students can apply for leadership positions in the following areas:
College Captains – Middle and Senior School. The Captains undertake a range of duties both within and beyond the school community.
House Leaders – Their role is to promote their House and take leadership in organising the community project, assemblies, Open Night, wellbeing activities and sport.
Student Representative Council – This body provides a voice for students in whole school decision making. Representatives of the SRC also attend the College Council meetings.
Camps & Overseas Travel
Camps (3 days) run at Year 7 and 8. At Year 9, students participate in leadership and resilience day camps. Camps are also integral to the Year 10 and 11 Outdoor Education and Geography programs.
The College runs biennial trips to Japan as part of our sister school relationship with Nagano High.
A small number of students take up the opportunity to travel to Vietnam to work on a community project.
Work Experience & Year 9 Program
The College runs a Year 9 Program. This program offers students a chance to learn about their city and how to navigate it as well as engaging in activities related to their school curriculum.
A Work Experience program is run at Year 10 in a two week block enabling students to experience the ‘real world’ of work.
VCAL and VET students also complete work placement in an industry area related to their studies.
Awards and Celebrations
The College hosts a Work Habits Award night at half year in recognition of students who display excellence in their approach to academic studies. The end of year Academic Awards Night celebrates achievement across academic and co-curricular activities.
Year 10 students with the support of House Leaders organise a formal, held at the end of term 3.
The College hosts a Presentation Ball for Year 11 students and an official graduation dinner for Year 12 students.