Co-Curricular Opportunities

Out of Hours Sport

All trainings will commence in week 2, more information can be found below.

For any questions, please contact dl.0787.sport@schools.sa.edu.au

Registrations

Key Information:

  • Teams will train once per week for approx. 1 hour either before or after school.
  • Games are all played Saturday morning (between 8-11am) aside from Boy’s Table Tennis which is played after school on Fridays.
  • Students are encouraged to choose only 1 sport to avoid Saturday morning clashes, this way they can fully commit to one team (exception to this is Boy’s Volleyball due to the Friday match).

Fixtures

All relevant fixtures will be emailed to families.

Extensive range of clubs and activities

Norwood International High School offers an extensive range of co-curricular clubs and activities providing students with the opportunity to share their passions and interests whilst strengthening school culture and connectedness. Students are empowered to lead their clubs and activities with the support of a teacher and Student Life Prefect.

Clicking each club listed below will allow you to find out more information.

Chess Club

This club is a student led social chess playing club for all students keen to practice their chess playing skills.

Christian Club

This is a student-initiated club that provides a space for anyone whether you have a faith or not, to discuss beliefs, perspectives, and issues about life and religion. It is a great opportunity to make friends and have meaningful discussions about life, faith, and friendship.

Crochet & Amigurumi Club

This club is open to all NIHS students with a passion for or willingness to learn the art of crochet!

Students will need to supply their own crochet hooks and yarn.

Debating Club

During the Debating SA Tournament Season, students prepare, practice and get feedback on their debate materials.

At NIHS, we are involved in the Debating SA Schools Competition. In debating, students are given a topic and a side – either the affirmative, who agree with the topic statement, or the negative, who disagree with it – and, in teams of three, students argue their case against another school. It’s the perfect activity for learning about real world events, developing rational thinking, and learning how to present your ideas in a persuasive and logical manner.

It also teaches resilience, teamwork, and the ability to think fast on your feet! As debaters, students have found it to be a very rewarding experience: win or lose, you always learn something new and find ways to improve. You also get the opportunity to meet and work with others who are interested in debating.

Digital Media Club

This club is open to all studetns with a passion and talent for digital media. Club members will develop their skills supporting a number of projects in the school community, using their skills to document and share school events with our community.

Drama Club

This club is open to all NIHS Students from year 7-12 who have a passion for the performing arts. Meet like-minded people, have fun and hone your performance skills and confidence.

This club includes fun improvisation games designed to build drama skills and confidence, you will also occasionally do readings from scripts and other drama practices.

Drum Corp

Learn to play the drums in a specific style of music (Marching Drum Corp). Here, you will have the opportunity to participate in competitions.

Participants in this club have the opportunity to learn to play drums within a specific style of music – Marching Drum Corps and take part in competitions throughout the school year. A great opportunity to learn a new talent, make friends and have some fun! The Drum Corp consists of a bass drum section and snare drum section playing a solid rhythmic foundation and sense of pulse. It also has a tenor drum section, which provides the melody for the music.

The Drum Corp perform for school events such as assemblies, sports day, and has performed at the Head of the River Regatta. They also compete at the ABODA band festival every year and have been awarded numerous awards while competing against many schools across the state.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

As a player or the Dungeon Master, rollplay a campaign where the dice are the only thing between you and success or failure and your imagination is the limit.

This club is student proposed and run club where students take turns as Dungeon master to lead adventures with their fellow club members. Play includes a combination of traditional table top play and the DnD Beyond digital platform. All players with a sense of adventure and creativity are welcome. This club meets twice per week. Monday lunch sessions are used to set up and update characters and campaigns. Wednesday morning sessions are focused on game play.

Environmental Club

Creates awareness about our surroundings, litter and recycling at school. Eventually making connections to food waste and composting. The Environmental Club is focused on fixing unhealthy and damaging habits that affect the Earth. The main issues that the club are currently addressing are recycling paper in classrooms, and promoting a cleaner school yard, with the long-term goal of improving student knowledge of correct disposal of rubbish. This term, the team has started the process of applying for a government grant from the Department for Education with the focus on creating a vegetable garden on the school premises.  The team are currently waiting to hear of their application is successful. The team will also be running fundraisers throughout the year to help support this endeavour.

Another initiative of the club is 10c bottle/cans recycling, we have partnered with Backyard Cash who will collect all our bottles and cans. Whilst the club has made an amazing start, we are always looking to grow the club and continue to influence the school community on ways to live sustainably.

Film Society

This club is open to all NIHS students from year 7-9 who have a passion for film making.

Learning Hub Advisory Committee

This club is open to students from year 7-12. Have your say in selecting new books, writing reviews for current books, and guiding the activities that take place in the Learning Hub.

Literally Science

This club is open to all NIHS students from a year 7-9 who has a passion for all things science related.

Magicians of Norwood

A club for students to learn and practice magic tricks (cards, coins, etc.).

Mock Trials

The Mock Trial Competition run by the Law Society of South Australia gives students the opportunity to participate in a series of simulated court cases against other schools. Students have the opportunity to take on the roles of instructing solicitors, barristers, witnesses and court officials.

The competition is open to Year 10, 11 & 12 students and there is no need for prior knowledge or experience.

Muslim Club

This club is open to all muslim students and is an opportunity to connect and discuss our faith.

N! Club

This club is open to all NIHS students from year 7-12 who have a passion for mathematics or are looking for some extra support to help them succeed in mathematics.

Pedal Prix

This club runs in Terms 2 & 3 only.

Ride pedal powered vehicles in a team to compete in the UniSA HPV Super Series held on closed tracks.

To get involved in the NIHS Pedal Prix Club please contact the program leader, Ms. Emily Laidin.

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Pride Club

This club is open to all NIHS students from year 7-12 who identify as LGBTQI+ and their allies. It is a safe place to discuss issues and accept support.

Rowing

Norwood International Rowing Club is made up of over 100 students who take part in rowing trainings, regattas, and camps throughout the school year. The NIHS Rowing Club brings together a large community of current students, staff, parents, and supporters along with old scholars and professional coaches. Norwood International Rowing Club competes in regattas across South Australia throughout term 4 and 1 of each season. Over Term 2 and 3 students can participate in a range of winter/off season and preseason training to maintain and build their fitness and rowing ability.

To get involved in the NIHS Rowing Club please contact the program leader, Ms. Emily Laidin.

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Social Justice Club

This club aims to make a positive impact on social issues through raising awareness, collecting donations and organising fundraisers.

The Social Justice Club was founded in 2022 by Alessia, CJ and Faith, who were three Year 7s at the time, dedicated to equity and respect amongst all humans. Meeting Monday lunchtimes in M301 (and feel free to join us!), the warriors from the Social Justice Club discuss big and small ways they can make the world a better place in a tangible way. Each meeting, their discussions are centred about diversity, inclusion, fundraising, donations, creation of safe spaces and use of inclusive language.

The club’s current project is focused on supporting Food Bank and the SJC have organised 4 purple wheelie bins to collect donations (check this out in the library, and make sure you put your donation in your House Team’s bin to earn points!). The club’s future dream projects include creating a set of posters promoting inclusivity to be displayed in all classrooms at NIHS, collecting clothing donations and working with the Red Cross to support Aussies who are sleeping rough.

Weights Club

Come workout in the Ergo room and learn the correct form for different exercises and get the chance to access equipment you might not normally access.

The Norwood weights club has successfully been running for two years on Wednesday and Friday lunchtime. There are regular dedicated members who have been making good progress on their overall fitness and strength. Many members have now learnt various different exercises and are capable of planning their own routines to perform during the gym times. This semester will be focused on continuing to develop their fitness knowledge and setting some goals to achieve by the end of the year.

Applications are required for this club. Please see Mr Hyland.

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