FCC encourages students to take on roles that demonstrate leadership and responsibility within the school and the wider community.
The school promotes leadership in many areas such as community service, sport, music, drama, peer support and environmental sustainability.
The following programs within the college provide opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills
- Student Representative Council
- STRIDE Peer Support Program (Years 7 & 10)
- Duke of Edinburgh Awards Program
- High Resolve Global Citizenship Program (Years 8 and 10)
- World Challenge Program (Years 9 – 11)
- School for Student Leadership Program (Year 9)
- Sports Coaching Program (Years 9 – 10)
As well as our core focus on students developing their individual potential, we promote the values of respect and responsibility for others, care and compassion. A number of our programs explicitly promote these values and aim to develop each student’s sense of social responsibility, locally and globally. These programs include
- Community Action Project Year 9 – students are formally trained as volunteers and complete a community placement
- World Challenge Program – students are trained in leadership, develop an understanding of global citizenship and complete voluntary service in a developing country such as Cambodia or Laos
- Sport and fitness coaching in local primary schools
- Duke of Edinburgh Awards program – volunteering is a major component of achieving this award
A number of clubs and activities operate at lunchtimes or after school to cater for students special interests. They include
- Marie Curie Girls Science Club
- Boys Science Club
- Chess Club
- Photography Club
- Caught Read Handed – reading club
- Debating Club
- Art & Fashion Club
- Animation Club
- Great Victorian Bike Ride – training and participation
- Sports training and in-house competitions
Student Leadership and Representative Council (SRC)
The SRC is the elected student body of the College. It meets regularly to discuss matters that are significant to students and to ensure that students are involved in the college decision-making process. The SRC is represented on School Council.
There are a number of extra-curricula that your child can choose to become involved in.
In terms of the performing arts, there is a major musical production every year and students form Year 7 – 12 can audition for the onstage roles and volunteer for the behind the scenes roles in costumes, make-up, props, sound and lighting. Dancers and musicians will also find a role for themselves. Those students involved in music will also have many opportunities to be involved in performances within the College and external venues.
For those interested in sport, there are many inter-school and intra-school competitions in which to participate.
In addition to the performing arts and sporting areas, there are a number of other clubs in the following areas: science, chess, debating, reading, photography and sustainability.
The College also promotes the notion that our students develop a sense of responsibility and we offer a number of opportunities for students to become involved voluntary work and fund raising for particular causes.