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Extra-curricular

Our school offers a great many extra-curricular activities for all year levels.  Please contact us for a full list of our programs.

Our programs include:

Cultural

All students are encouraged to take part in our cultural production program. We recognise that not all students want to perform but are equally valued as members of our backstage, sound and lighting or costume design teams.

Isis District State High School views these cultural productions as a vehicle to promote a positive school culture across year levels and build self esteem and positive values among our student body. We are also fortunate to have a dedicated staff who contribute to the success of our productions and are committed to the development of the individual through this program and promote positive student – teacher relationships as well as productive school – community interaction

Public speaking

The school has a long tradition of success with respect to public speaking. There are several opportunities for students to participate in such competitions, dependent on their availability by organisers. They may include:

Apex Debating

This completion provides for Junior and Senior Debating teams. Debating develops personal confidence, logical thought and expression and the ability to work in teams. These debates may take place over a wide geographical area, normally at night, and are adjudicated by a panel of three.

Junior speakers (years 8, 9 & 10) speak for six minutes each, while seniors speak for eight.

Rostrum

Each student who enters this competition has to deliver a prepared speech. This is less daunting for some students, compared to debating, because it does not involve rebuttal! However, if a student progresses far enough in the competition, he or she will have to deliver not only a prepared speech, but a short notice one as well.

Lions Youth Of The Year

This competition has a public speaking component, although the majority of the marks are derived from a personal interview. Students have to deliver a prepared five minute speech as well as tackle two, two-minute impromptu questions.

QUOTA

Like the Lions competition, this one extends beyond just public speaking, but still contains a prepared speech as well as a short notice one.

Dance

The school has introduced a Dance Troupe for energetic and enthusiastic students to this physical and creative art form. The troupe rehearses after school once a week and during some recess breaks.