Co-Curricular at

Faith

The Arts

We look to provide all students, regardless of previous experience, with opportunities to enjoy The Arts during their time here at the College. From Year 7 to Year 12, students can choose to participate in elective units in all five art subject areas:

Dance
Drama
Media, Film and Television
Music
Visual Arts

The Arts at Faith seeks to develop self-motivated, confident, creative, critical, and informed problem solvers who possess exceptional skills in analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. These are critical skills required for general and working life in the 21st Century.

Based around student interest and inquiry, learning in The Arts focuses on students cognitive, sensory, and kinaesthetic responses to artworks as both art maker and viewer. Through the Arts, students not only develop practical skills, but also an improved understanding of global cultures, societal concerns, history, tradition, and the ever changing world that they reside in.

Complementing our Arts curriculum, Faith offers a large range of extra-curricular opportunities and events for students of all ages to participate in. These include:

  • The College Dance Troupe
  • The College Band
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Music Performance Evening
  • Media Amp’d
  • Faith’s Got Talent
  • The College Musical
  • The Faith Lutheran College Arts Festival

These groups and events, among others, provide our students with outstanding opportunities to showcase their God-given gifts and talents whilst further honing their technical skills, extending on their work in class and developing their passion for The Arts.

The Arts is a significant aspect of life here at Faith Lutheran College where creativity, originality and imagination are encouraged to flourish.

The Arts

We look to provide all students, regardless of previous experience, with opportunities to enjoy The Arts during their time here at the College. From Year 7 to Year 12, students can choose to participate in elective units in all five art subject areas:

Dance
Drama
Media, Film and Television
Music
Visual Arts

The Arts at Faith seeks to develop self-motivated, confident, creative, critical, and informed problem solvers who possess exceptional skills in analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. These are critical skills required for general life and working life in the 21st Century.

Based around student interest and inquiry, learning in The Arts focuses on students cognitive, sensory, and kinesthetic responses to artworks as both art maker and viewer. Through the Arts, students not only develop practical skills, but also an improved understanding of global cultures, societal concerns, history, tradition, and the ever changing world that they reside in.

Complementing our arts curriculum, Faith offers a large range of extra-curricular opportunities and events for students of all ages to participate in. These include:

  • The College Dance Troupe
  • The College Band
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Music Performance Evening
  • Media Amp’d
  • Faith’s Got Talent
  • The College Musical
  • The Faith Lutheran College Arts Festival

These groups and events, among others, provide our students with outstanding opportunities to showcase their God-given gifts and talents whilst further honing their technical skills, extending on their work in class and developing their passion for The Arts.

The Arts is a significant aspect of life here at Faith Lutheran College where creativity, originality and imagination are encouraged to flourish.

Robotics

The Hot Shots Robotics team competes regularly at various events and receives specialised training that provides the opportunity for students to learn advanced skills in robotics and computer programming.

RoboCup and Lego League are two of the major competitions the team competes in each year. There are also several smaller local competitions and events that allow students to hone their skills in between these main events.  With over 500 young competitors and between 800-1000 attendees, the RoboCup competition is indeed the highlight of the year for the Hot Shots team. RoboCup holds Regional, State and National levels of competition, with the Hot Shots Robotics team experiencing success at each level of these competitions. RoboCup comprises of different branches that require students to pre-program their robots to perform various functions. Robots play Soccer, Dance, Maze, and Rescue. Students learn a range of skills to compete in each of these areas.

College values play an important part in the Hot Shots Robotics team. Students are encouraged to be good sports, innovative and creative thinkers, problem solvers, gracious whether they win or lose, and be good citizens whilst helping each other and other teams to have fun and experience success. Our students are often the teams you will see cleaning up around the team tables and competition areas. These values transfer to students lives outside of Robotics where they are respectful and thoughtful towards others.

Robotics

The Hot Shots Robotics team competes regularly at various events and receives specialised training that provides the opportunity for students to learn advanced skills in robotics and computer programming.

RoboCup and Lego League are two of the major competitions the team competes in each year. There are also several smaller local competitions and events that allow students to hone their skills in between these main events.  With over 500 young competitors and between 800-1000 attendees, the RoboCup competition is indeed the highlight of the year for the Hot Shots team. RoboCup holds Regional, State and National levels of competition, with the Hot Shots Robotics team experiencing success at each level of these competitions. RoboCup comprises of different branches that require students to pre-program their robots to perform various functions. Robots play Soccer, Dance, Maze, and Rescue. Students learn a range of skills to compete in each of these areas.

College values play an important part in the Hot Shots Robotics team. Students are encouraged to be good sports, innovative and creative thinkers, problem solvers, gracious whether they win or lose, and be good citizens whilst helping each other and other teams to have fun and experience success. Our students are often the teams you will see cleaning up around the team tables and competition areas. These values transfer to students lives outside of Robotics where they are respectful and thoughtful towards others.

Music

Music plays an integral role in the academic and co-curricular life at the College, and there are numerous opportunities available for students who enjoy the performing arts to further explore their passion. Whether it is through classroom music, individual music tuition, membership in one of the various ensembles, or involvement in College productions and events, the Faith Lutheran College Arts Department aims to cater to the interests and talents of all developing Faith musicians.

Weekly instrumental lessons are available to all students at Faith regardless of previous instrumental experience. Our enthusiastic and qualified tutors visit the College on a weekly basis and provide students from all year levels with lessons specifically tailored for the individual or small group. Currently, we offer instrumental tuition in the following areas:

  • Drums and Percussion
  • Brass
  • Woodwind
  • Piano
  • Vocal
  • Guitar

Music education and playing music combines behaviours that promote higher-order thinking skills, intellectual development, mathematical performance, spatial reasoning, self- regulation, aural and visual memory, language skills and literacy skills. It provides an opportunity for perceptual-motor development and encourages the development of social skills, discipline, and commitment, which all add to self-worth and self-efficacy. Playing music enriches one’s life, providing an avenue for self-expression and creativity. Above all else, playing a musical instrument is stimulating, relaxing and enjoyable.

We believe music is for everyone and if you already play an instrument, we will find the right place for you in one of our ensembles. Our College ensembles are supported by experienced and enthusiastic conductors and teachers to bring out the best in every student, from beginner musicians to highly advanced performers.

Our current ensembles include:

  • The College Band
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Junior Choir
  • ‘Uke’ Group
  • Chapel Band

We strongly encourage all students who have never tried music before to take up an instrument in Year 7. After only a few lessons you may find yourself as part of a band or an ensemble, and singers can join a choir right away! Some of the Colleges most successful musicians have been those who began learning in Year 7 with no previous music experience.

Music plays an integral role in the academic and co-curricular life at the College, and there are numerous opportunities available for students who enjoy the performing arts to further explore their passion. Whether it is through classroom music, individual music tuition, membership in one of the various ensembles, or involvement in College productions and events, the Faith Lutheran College Arts Department aims to cater to the interests and talents of all developing Faith musicians.

Weekly instrumental lessons are available to all students at Faith regardless of previous instrumental experience. Our enthusiastic and qualified tutors visit the College on a weekly basis and provide students from all year levels with lessons specifically tailored for the individual or small group. Currently, we offer instrumental tuition in the following areas:

  • Drums and Percussion
  • Brass
  • Woodwind
  • Piano
  • Vocal
  • Guitar

Music education and playing music combines behaviours that promote higher-order thinking skills, intellectual development, mathematical performance, spatial reasoning, self- regulation, aural and visual memory, language skills and literacy skills. It provides an opportunity for perceptual-motor development and encourages the development of social skills, discipline, and commitment, which all add to self-worth and self-efficacy. Playing music enriches one’s life, providing an avenue for self-expression and creativity. Above all else, playing a musical instrument is stimulating, relaxing and enjoyable.

We believe music is for everyone and if you already play an instrument, we will find the right place for you in one of our ensembles. Our College ensembles are supported by experienced and enthusiastic conductors and teachers to bring out the best in every student, from beginner musicians to highly advanced performers.

Our current ensembles include:

  • The College Band
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Junior Choir
  • ‘Uke’ Group
  • Chapel Band

We strongly encourage all students who have never tried music before to take up an instrument in Year 7. After only a few lessons you may find yourself as part of a band or an ensemble, and singers can join a choir right away! Some of the Colleges most successful musicians have been those who began learning in Year 7 with no previous music experience.

Debating and Public Speaking

The co-curricular pursuits of Debating and Public Speaking offer students the chance to develop important debating and public speaking skills that assist them not only during competitive interschool rounds of these activities but also, providing them many benefits during their secondary school education and post schooling lives. These skills include critical thinking, analytical and evaluative skills, understanding different perspectives, and the ability to apply reason, logic and empathy to a variety of real-world issues.

Debating is available to students from all year levels.  The College participates in the Queensland Debating Union competition, which is a Brisbane-based competition. Students are bused to and from defined venues per competition round. In teams of five, students compete in four rounds throughout Terms 1 and 2, prior to the finals round. Debating teams work with their coaches to research and prepare a case on their given topic, or they are provided with a secret topic on the night of competition and teams have an hour to prepare a case, without the assistance of a coach or research.

The Lions Youth of the Year competition is available to Senior students and is a public speaking competition that is designed to encourage, foster, and develop leadership as well as citizenship qualities and a constructive role in the community. There are several rounds of judging: club, regional, district, state and then national. Lions Youth of the Year competitors are judged on their community involvements, academic performance, public speaking, citizenship, achievements, and their personal growth.

The ASEAN Youth Summit is a Brisbane based competition aimed at Year 9 to Year 11 students where a team of students representing our College act as diplomats representing an ASEAN country discuss, debate and tackle issues revolving around a theme related to ASEAN. The competition aims to educate and empower students on global issues and more specifically those related to ASEAN nations, whilst developing their public speaking, critical thinking, leadership, and teamwork skills.