Cultural and sporting co-curricular activities complement the curricular subjects available to students at Frederick Irwin Anglican School.
- Ski Trip – Year 12 students at Frederick Irwin Anglican School, who have been supportive of the ethos of the school over their time at Frederick Irwin Anglican School, have the opportunity to participate in the annual ski trip. Students travel to Mt Perisher in the Snowy Mountains for seven days of skiing with a visit to the Australian Institute of Sport and the War Memorial in Canberra on their way home.
- Sydney/Canberra Trip – This is a highlight for Humanities and Social Science students in Year 12. Participants are able to enrich their understanding of Australia’s history, political and legal systems and geography with visits to the old and new parliament houses, high court and observe the planned city of Canberra. In Sydney, students attend Notre Dame University to discover their options and experience the history of ‘The Rock’s area.
- Japanese Tour – This is a wonderful experience and one of the highlights for learners of the language. This trip involves being a tourist in Tokyo and a homestay with students from Keimei High School. Running on alternate years, in 2017 the students from Keimei High School travel to Mandurah to participate and learn about Australian Culture.
- Year 9 Science Club – The Science club involves approximately 10 dedicated and enthusiastic students from Years 7 to 12, where students design and construct complex scientific instrumentation. A student designed weather balloon, featuring a prototype sensor package, was launched to a height of approximately 35000m and recorded various data streams.
- Extension Challenges – The Secondary School offers a range of extension activities for students which range from Technology challenges to Mathematics and Writing projects. These are open and inclusive activities focused on a range of challenges often including critical and creative thinking.
The Arts, including Music and Drama, is an integral part of Frederick Irwin Anglican School that includes a holistic approach to teaching. The Arts a learning area in which students are engaged from Kindergarten to Year 12, and we strive to foster this engagement.
- Ensemble Programme – This vibrant programme gives students the opportunity to rehearse and perform with groups such as our Soul Band, Secondary Choir, Percussion Ensemble, String Orchestra, Flute Ensemble or Guitar Ensemble. We have over a dozen ensembles and our Concert Bands are often asked to perform at significant community events.
- Performing Arts Camp – This is one of the highlights of the year. This camp is held at Fairbridge Village and is the largest camp Fairbridge hosts each year. On camp, Drama and Music combine to produce an informal concert to more than 400 family and friends. Performing Arts Camp is also the setting for initial preparations for the Biennial School Musical.
- School Musical – Approximately every two years the Performing Arts Department goes into production for the School Musical. Our most recent production of ‘Mary Poppins’, in 2017, was sold out for each of the five performances, and our previous musical in 2015 ‘Oliver’ was enjoyed by over 1200 people and proved to be one of those ‘life experiences’ that students will never forget.
- Music Concert Series – This series enables students to step on stage and perform, whether they are just starting out on their musical journey or preparing for university auditions. In a normal year, more than twenty concerts/performing opportunities are organised.
- Student Productions – These productions prove to be very popular, with the Drama department presenting Drama Productions for each of Years 9, 10, 11 and 12.
- Music Scholarships – Scholarships are offered each year to support talented Music students in Years 7 and 11.
Frederick Irwin Anglican School maintains a strong commitment to providing the opportunity for students to represent their school and participate in sport in both local competitions and inter-school competitions.
One of the goals of the School is to provide all students with the opportunity to participate in sport, have some fun, be active, develop their sporting skills whatever their previous experience and partake in some success.
The School is also focused on providing students with pathways that supports their achievement of excellence in their chosen sport(s), recognising that through participation in quality sports experiences, students can develop personal skills related to commitment, determination, perseverance, support, encouragement and resilience. Participation in a Frederick Irwin Anglican School team demands exemplary conduct and sportsmanship.
The School provides opportunities for all students to engage in sports carnivals through the House system, with swimming, athletics and cross-country being the ‘Big 3’. Here both participation and excellence in performance are valued and encouraged.