Our co-curricular programs enrich the learning and wellbeing of all our students. All students have the access and opportunity to participate in the many camps, clubs, international programs, Melbourne City Football Club, music lessons and bands, and sporting events – social and competitive. Students at MAC also have the opportunity to be involved in many other co-curricular programs. These change every year as they are adapted to best suit the cohort of students, and the subject electives chosen. These co-curricular activities cover a number of different disciplines.
The Arts and Technology Festival
MAC is committed to developing the whole child and recognises the importance of the arts and technology. We hold an Arts and Technology Festival that brings together students from the arts, technology, music and the Writers Hub class. The students showcase their work through performances in music, drama performance or slam poetry, demonstrations in technology and art exhibitions.
Science Workshops and Shows
Our science students all have the opportunity to run the Primary Science Workshops for the local primary schools. They are supported by the science teachers in their preparation for the events, which run throughout the year. The workshops are held at MAC as well as being taken to the local primary schools. The science team also put together a Science Spectacular which is run for the community during National Science Week each year. They have also ran highly successful science shows at local community events.
The school has a school production every alternate year. In 2017 the school performed Alice Dreaming, and in 2015, the school performed The High School Musical.
In addition to the school production, we also provide our drama students opportunities to run workshops at the local primary schools. The drama students attend performances and workshops for their own development.
MAC seeks opportunities for students who are keen writers. In 2016 artist in residence Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa ran a successful poetry slam competition and will be returning in 2017 to prepare our students for the Poetry Aloud slams, the finals of which take place at the Melbourne Writers’ festival. We have partnered with the 100 Stories Project in 2017 to write, edit and produce a work of fiction. Students also have the opportunity to attend the Melbourne Writers’ Festival.
The school regularly recommend students to participate in competitions in a wide range of learning areas including: maths, science, art, writing and technology.
The school uses partnerships with organisations to develop our students. Being only 4km from the city we actively engage in existing enterprises wherever possible across all subject areas. Some of these include the Arts Centre, ACMI, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne University and Latrobe University. Read more about some other partnerships with Mount Alexander College.