Extra-Curricular Activities

ANIME CLUB

All students are welcome to join Anime Club, which is held on Tuesday afternoons from 3:15pm to 4:30pm in the Media Room (Rm46). Anime Club is a great place for students to connect with other Anime-loving people, watch awesome new and old Anime, and learn about the history, culture and generally everything Anime and Manga related. To join, students need to collect and submit a signed Anime Club permission form to Mr de Lange or Mr Kirkby.   Forms are also available here.

BUSH RANGER CADETS

Bush Rangers WA is a youth-based conservation and community development program. It supports young Western Australians to take an active role in the conservation of the natural environment and better understand the mechanisms for its management. The program offers opportunities to undertake personal development while developing conservation skills and knowledge through involvement in practical nature conservation projects. Projects can be school-based, within the local community, and others can take cadets to some amazing locations and landscapes across the state! Bush Rangers WA encourages young people to take action for positive change!

At JFSC, cadets will have the opportunity to contribute to environmental conservation programs; develop first aid, bush craft, survival and navigation skills; learn about managing national parks, state forests and other locations; help save threatened plant and animal species and their habitats; develop leadership and interpersonal skills, including participating in drill sessions; work with community groups and local primary schools and participate in a range of camps and excursions. The program runs after school every Monday from 3.15 to 5.00pm and it costs nothing to be a cadet. The uniform, activities and even camps are free for all cadets. Further information can be found at http://internal.johnforrest.wa.edu.au/bushrangers/ or by emailing Mr Cummings.

CHESS CLUB

Chess Club is held each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Lunchtime in Room 15. The club will be an informal playing space for students and staff of all abilities and is hoping to facilitate tournament later in the year if enough players are interested.  See Alexis Goff in Maths for more information.

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB

Creative Writing Club offers students the chance to develop their creative writing skills in a weekly after-school workshop. It is held from 3.15pm - 4.15pm each Tuesday in Room 40 and run by English teachers at John Forrest Secondary College. The club offers students a chance to work on their own creative endeavours and provides students with the chance to extend their creative writing skills beyond those taught in the classroom. Workshops include structured creative writing activities, opportunities to submit creative works in state and national competitions and the opportunity for students to work on their own creative writing under the guidance of English teachers at JFSC. See Ms Parrish, Mr Lie or Ms Herbert for more information.

DRAMA CLUB

Drama Club is held every Wednesday from 3.15pm - 4.15pm. All students from all year groups are welcome to join. This semester, Drama Club will focus on being back stage crew for the school production of Addams Family. Activities will include set and prop construction as-well-as wardrobe and costume construction. Roles will include stage hands, assistant stage managers, lighting and sound operator and front of house operations. Once the school production has finished, in Term 3, Drama Club will become an acting and performance club. See Ms Sherwoodfor more information.

ENGINEERING CLUB

Interested in puzzles and challenges? Do you think you can build the longest bridge or the strongest crane? Design an egg delivery system that can survive a 4m drop? Design an electric vehicle that runs off a solar panel? Measure the speed of sound or even the speed of light? Extract DNA from fruit and vegetables? Build a robot using Lego Minstorm kits?  If so, then the Engineering Club is for you. The Engineering Club offers participants a range of challenge-based activities that are solved in small groups. Engineering Club runs after school every Wednesday between 3:00pm and 4:30pm. It is suited to students of all ages and abilities. Expressions of interest must be submitted via email to Mr Woodward.

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (HPE)

HPE will run different sports after school but the fixtures for each competition have not been set yet.  There are also after-school teams for Senior Boys Basketball, Boys and Girls AFL and Netball. To assist students wishing to compete, the following applies: Basketball (Term 1), AFL (Term 2), Soccer (Terms 1 and 2), Netball (Terms 2 and 3).  Please see HPE staff for more information.

Year 7 Netball - Monday 7.45am - 8.55am
Year 8 Netball - Thursday 8.00am - 8.55am

MUSIC

Jazz Band, Junior Concert Band, Junior Classical Guitar Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, Electric Guitar Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble are before or after school classes available to year 7 students. All other music students have personalised and tailored rehearsal times. Non-music students who wish to join these ensembles need to audition and would ideally already be involved in outside school instrumental lessons. See Mrs Thyer or Miss Juber for more information.

Jazz Band - Monday 7.45am - 8.30am - Room 27 Vocal Ensemble - Tuesday 3.00pm - 4.00pm - Room 26
Junior Guitar Ensemble - Tuesday 3.00pm - 4.00pm - Room 27 Junior Band - Tuesday 3.00pm - 4.00pm - Gym Stage
Senior Band - Wednesday  3.00pm - 4.30pm - Room 27 Electric Guitar Ensemble - Thursday 7.45am - 8.45am - Room 27
Percussion Ensemble -  Friday  7.45am - 8.30am - Studio 1  

SCIENCE HOMEWORK TUTORIAL

Science homework tutorials are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3.00pm - 4.30pm. Senior School students are to go to Room 8 or 22 and Junior School students should go to Room 23. The tutorials are for ALL students from ALL year groups to get assistance from Science teachers with their Science homework, assessment tasks and revision. Students should speak to their Science teacher about which day they will be available to help, before attending the tutorial. See Ms Vale for more information.