Redbank Plains State High School has a proud history where the Extra-Curricular Program forms an integral component of student's overall high school experience. .
Redbank Plains aims to offer a range of activities (Sporting, Cultural and Other) that provide opportunities for students to participate, learn, develop and excel.
Our Extra-curricular Program is an integral part of student well-being, promotes a sense of belonging and fosters a sense of pride in both individual and group achievements.
Student participation in regular sporting and other recreational activities is linked to improved attention and concentration, raised academic performance, improved self-confidence and reduction in stress.
Extra-curricular activities are rarely scheduled during class time. They are conducted during a variety of hours and days/nights, including weekends. Training/rehearsal times are generally scheduled before or after classes on weekdays but might also occasionally occur on weekends.
Some activities such as Instrumental Music are closely linked to a curriculum area. Department of Education and Training policy mandates that Instrumental Music students must participate in both classroom lessons and the ensemble components of the program.
Students seeking inclusion in the Extra-curricular Program must have parental approval to do so. Submission of the registration and general consent forms confirms parental/carer consent to participate in the trial/audition process and the activity if successful in securing a place.
While every effort is made to maximise opportunities for participation for all students, certain activities have limited availability, usually due to circumstances beyond the school’s control. Students who miss out on securing a place in a preferred extra-curricular activity are encouraged to consider an alternative one. Trying something new could be a very positive and rewarding experience leading to new opportunities, experiences and friendships.