Co-curricular responsibility

Co-curricular responsibility

Co-curricular refers to all those activities undertaken by students outside the academic and pastoral roles. There are a variety of co-curricular activities offered at the School and all teachers play a role in these as part of their professional obligation as a teacher at Christ Church.

The co-curricular responsibility for a Senior School teacher is based around the following example. Each staff member is required to coach or manage a Year 7, 8 or 9 team for half the year and a Year 10, 11 or 12 team for the other half. For a Year 7, 8 or 9 team, this includes at least one training session per week and a Friday afternoon fixture. A senior team involves two training sessions per week and a Saturday morning fixture in most cases. Staff responsible for an activity other than sport can be expected to fulfil a similar type of commitment per week as the example given. The CCGS co-curricular program includes a mixture of sporting teams that compete in the PSA as well as a diverse range of PSA, State and nationally based activities.

The following are examples of Senior School teachers’ co-curricular roles:

Teacher A Year 8A Basketball (half year) Year 10A Soccer (half year) Wednesday training
Friday game
Tuesday training
Thursday training
Saturday game
3.15pm – 4.45pm 2.00pm – 3.00pm 3.30pm – 5.15pm 3.30pm – 5.15pm 9.30am – 10.45am
Teacher B School Swim Coach
(swimming season)
Surf Lifesaving Cadets (all year)
Tuesday training
Thursday training
Friday competition
Friday skills/competition
Annual three day camp
6.30am – 8.00am 3.15pm – 4.45pm 6.00pm – 8.30pm 1.10pm – 4.00pm
Teacher C Afterschool Study Lab (all year) Environment and Community Cadets (all year) Tuesday and Thursday
3.15pm – 4.45pm
1.00pm – 4.00pm

In the Preparatory School, the co-curricular load for a teacher may involve responsibility for coaching a sports team or an equivalent commitment to an activity other than sport. Coaching commitments usually involve training once a week, before or after the School timetabled day, and coaching and refereeing a game as a part of Thursday sport. Where scheduled, a class teacher will have a shared responsibility with the School’s Outdoor Education staff for an Outdoor Education camp.

In addition, all Senior and Prep School teachers are required to assist with supervision or act as an official at School events. These may include inter-school swimming and athletics carnivals, socials and various inter-house competitions in the Senior School; and inter-school and inter-house sporting, cultural and community events in the Prep School.