Co-Curricular

Sport

In keeping with Kemspey Adventist School's (KAS) philosophy of developing in each student their potential in the physical, mental, social and spitirual areas, the School encourages students to be physcially active and provides a number of pathways that support involvement in a wide variety of sports.

KAS is a member of the North Coast Sports Association (NCSA).  This association consists of co-educational independent schools that compete in a variety of sports throughout the year in: swimming, cross country, athletics, touch football, soccer, netball and tennis.  Students have the opportunity to be selected for these representative sports, and recognition of their participation is given in assembly and reports.  Students also have the opportunity to be nominated to represent the NCSA in other sports that are not a part of the NCSA competitions.

Our students have the opportunity to represent KAS in various carnival days against other private schools through the North Coast Sports Association (NCSA). 

House System

In 2010 KAS implemented a new House system.  The aim of the House system is to provide students with a sense of pride and belonging and to encourage them to participate and strive for excellence in a wide range of school activities.  It also offers opportunities for leadership development.

All students are a member of one of three Houses: Elliott, Jackson and Landy.  The Houses are named after prominent Australian, Christian athletes.

  • Elliot House is named after Herb Elliott, one of the world's greatest middle distance runners.
  • Jackson House was established in honour of Marjorie Jackson, an Olympic 100m and 200m champion, who received a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her contributions to women’s athletics.
  • Landy House is named in honour of John Landy, an Olympic runner who went on to became the Governor of Victoria.

Inter-school and Representative Sport

Students are provided with the opportunity to participate in representative sport at a number of levels – regional, state and national.
KAS competes against other independent co-educational schools as a part of the North Coast Sports Association (NCSA). This is the school’s regional based competition where students have the opportunity to represent KAS in a variety of carnivals and gala days including swimming, athletics, cross-country, netball, soccer, basketball and touch football.

Students may continue on to represent the NCSA in the NSW Combined Independent Schools (CIS) competitions and then to NSW Combined High Schools either through CIS or through direct nomination, depending on the sport.

KAS students have the opportunity to be involved in the following representative sports:
Touch Football
Soccer
Netball
Swimming
Athletics
Cross-country
Tennis

Representative Sport Pathway

School Selection

NCSA

CIS

NSW All Schools

National

 

Music

The educational value of music is now well understood. Playing music is a whole mind and body learning experience that promotes cognitive, creative and physical development.

KAS proudly provides a comprehensive classroom and co-curricular music program.

Music in the Classroom

The Kindy to Year 3 music program has a strong focus on literacy development and includes classroom music lessons, singing activities and primary chapel music.

All students from year Y4 to 6 learn a band instrument.  They attend weekly rehearsals in either the KAS Training Band or the KAS Advanced Band and perform at school and in the wider community.

Music Ensembles

In addition to the classroom bands, the Training Band, Advanced Band, Stage 4 Concert Band and Y9/10 Elective Music Bands, there are a number of co-curricular music ensembles that provide valuable performance experience for interested students. These include the following groups:

Primary Choir – comprised of students from K to Y3
Stage Band – an elective jazz ensemble
Chapel Band – a worship band performing at every Friday Chapel service

Music Tuition

Private music tuition is available at KAS on most instruments. Some highly skilled music tutors visit KAS throughout the week to tutor during class time, breaks and after school. The school is able to provide contact details for many music tutors in the local area who operate outside of KAS.

Instrument Hire

KAS owns several wind, string and keyboard instruments that are available to students for hire at a reasonable rate on a term by term basis.

Music Showcase

KAS's impressive public concert showcases our students’ outstanding musical achievements.  The 2010 concert had standing room only, with audience thrilled by the quality and variety of musical achievement.  A highlight of the concert is the HSC music students' performance pieces.

Year Camps

An essential component of each student’s educational experience at KAS revolves around the exciting and deliberate outdoor education program and service opportunities.  From Year 4 through to Year 12, students are encouraged to participate in class camps and in the structured outdoor education program.  Through these programs, students gain a greater sense of their place in our global community; they also develop significant character qualities that encourage them to make a difference in their world.   For more information on KAS’s Camps and Expedition program, click here.