High school isn’t just about passing exams — it’s also a wonderful time to learn new skills, network with peers and make lifelong friends. Extracurricular activities allow you to explore existing interests while giving you a chance to discover something new. Here are 10 of the most popular extracurricular activities for high schoolers.

Join a Sports Club

Getting active and joining a club is one of the best ways to make friends and dive headfirst into something that interests you. Cairns has a variety of sporting activities on offer get in touch with our Sports Department who can point you in the right direction. The College also has a Club Team called the Falcons you can get involved with!

Take Part in Community Service Activities

Participating in community service activities can be an incredibly rewarding experience—not only do you get the chance to give back to a cause close to your heart, but you can also develop soft skills such as communication and problem-solving. Like most schools, Freshwater Christian College can support you in your passion to help our community. If you are interested in learning more speak to one of your  teachers for more information about service opportunities near you.

Look Into Musical Ensembles or Choir Groups

Music can be an incredibly powerful force of expression. If you’re interested in broadening your musical repertoire, try looking into nearby musical ensembles or join a local choir group such as the Cairns Choral Society. Our music teacher also has a number of opportunities for you to get involved. Musical ensembles are a great way to learn about music theory and practice working with others in a relaxed environment, and will often have performance opportunities throughout the year.

Explore the World of Theater Arts and Dance

If you’re looking for a way to express yourself artistically, why not try theatre arts and dance? Joining a community theatre group or ensemble will give you the opportunity to develop skills such as improvisation, collaboration, and character development. You can also take classes at nearby studios to further explore styles like jazz, modern, ballet, or ballroom. Don’t forget to look at school programs too – drama clubs are often offered at Freshwater too!





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