The purpose of education, and a foundation stone of the Newcastle Grammar School
ethos, is the development of the whole person. For this reason an educational
programme must embody, as an essential element, activities that involve
students beyond the classroom and foster the values that result from
interaction and united effort. Such activities form a logical extension of the
required and general curriculum as well as the elective or special curriculum.
The co-curricular programme at Grammar offers the opportunity for students to be
involved in some of these activities. Qualities such as team work, healthy
lifestyle and leadership - to name but a few - can be gained by participation
in the programme areas of Sport, Music
and the Service and Adventure Training Unit (SATU).
Participation in the School co-curricular programme is compulsory for all
students. Consequently, parents are expected to support the School
in its mission to develop the whole individual by ensuring that their
child/children are fully involved in the programme and attend all associated
obligations of their chosen activity.
The minimum level of expected participation is one (1) co-curricular
For Years 5 & 6 it is strongly recommended that students select from the
seasonal sport option, as they have a good deal of music involvement within
their classroom timetable and are ineligible to join the SATU (due to age
From Year 7 onwards, students may choose from SATU, music or seasonal sport.
However it is possible, and strongly encouraged, for a student to be involved in
a combination of activities, e.g. seasonal sport/s and music, or seasonal
sport/s and SATU.
In addition to the co-curricular programme areas mentioned above, an optional
fitness programme is available to those students not involved in a seasonal
sporting team. It is offered at the Howzat Fitness Centre
on Monday afternoons from 3.15pm to 5.00pm. As indicated this is an optional
activity and is not accredited as a student's co-curricular
More information about the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities offered
at Newcastle Grammar is below.
Aerobics, Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country Running, Futsal, Hockey,
Indoor Cricket, Netball, Rowing, Soccer, Softball,
Swimming, Surfing, Tennis, Touch Football.
Co-curricular Sport Information Sheet.pdf
Co-curricular Sport Selection Sheet.pdf
Click here for more detailed information about the Sports Department
Choir and Choral Groups, Orchestra, Wind Bands, Brass Ensembles, Wind Ensembles, Training Orchestra, Jazz Bands.
Tuition Enrolment Form
(including Speech & Drama tuition)
Music Department Programme
HICES Music Festival Audition Application
Click here for more detailed information about the Music Department
Click here for more detailed information about Speech & Drama Tuition
Service and Adventure Training Unit (SATU)
Leadership Courses, Camping, Trekking, Abseiling, Canoeing, Initiative Exercises, Bushcraft.
Click here for more detailed information about the SATU...
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme
Students work towards the completion of Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards by participating in self-directed activities in 4 categories: Service, Skill, Adventurous Journey and Physical Recreation.
Click here for more detailed information about the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme
Extra Curricular Activities
Debating, Public Speaking, Mock Trial Competition, Drama Productions, Lions'
Youth of the Year Quest, Young Achievers, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme,
Community Service Camps.
For more information on these activities please contact the school office.