Giving your child the chance to explore new interests and apply their skills.
Discover interests beyond the classroom
Ensuring your child receives a comprehensive education is imperative for any parent. Every child should feel the fizz of excitement that comes from exploring something that lights them up or the exhilaration that comes from being part of a team.
Participation in co-curricular activities is linked to positive academic outcomes, improved social interaction, increased physical activity and enhanced communication skills.
At OCS, we know that significant learning happens everywhere, all the time – not just in the classroom. We’ve intentionally established a co-curricular program that gives children something fun to do outside of school hours, helps them expand their friendship circle and build connections with others who have similar interests.
Continuity of care on-site
All our students, even those in Prep, can stay on the school grounds until 5.30pm and enjoy the same level of care all day with our After School Care program. You can finish work and then pick them up on the way home as you wrap up your day.
Beyond the classroom
Junior School students have a variety of co-curricular activities to broaden their educational experience beyond the classroom walls. These include opportunities in music, drama, sport and community service.
Extensive opportunities to complete a holistic education
Middle and Senior School students can be involved in a range of competitive team sports throughout the school year.
Our STAR (Students Taking an Active Role) homework centre is a safe, structured environment where students can study and complete homework and get the support they need from qualified staff. Importantly for senior students, we see a clear correlation between participation in STAR and improved HSC performance, with all our top scoring students in the HSC having accessed STAR regularly throughout their schooling.
Music-minded senior students have a number of opportunities to strengthen their musical and performance skills in various ensembles, including Worship Band, Senior Singers, and Senior Band. These students may also participate in our school musical. Our musicals are a significant time of building musical skills, confidence, and teamwork, culminating in sell-out performances in the Orange Civic Theatre. For students wanting to pursue drama or music in University, the musical serves an important portfolio piece.
Our Senior School Mentor Program allows students to draft a project in a field in which they excel in and then be paired with a professional from that field to help them complete the project. We are always excited by the depth and quality of learning that takes place in this program.