As a part of our commitment to educating the whole person, Assumption offers a wide ranging co-curricular program.
The performing arts (music, dance, debating, and the annual college production), and boys and girls sport all have proud places in the tradition of Assumption College.
It is an expectation that students will be involved in at least one co-curricular activity during the school year. In the case of sporting co-curricular activities, it is expected that students' first commitment will be to their school team, rather than other teams.
We offer our students many ways to become involved in the vibrant cultural life of the College. Whether they are interested in singing, playing a musical instrument, acting, dancing or debating there are plenty of opportunities to perform.
Each year we stage a junior and senior drama production and there is always a long list of students wanting to audition and then work as support crew during rehearsals and performances.
Students in sessional dance classes and those in dance classes from Years 9 to 12 are automatically involved in our dance concert. However, those that do not participate in dance classes are also encouraged to take part. Routines are prepared and costumes are provided.
There are four bands and four musical ensembles that students can join, depending on their year level, and singers can join the a cappella group or choir or work on their solo performance. Our musicians and singers get to showcase their talents at our junior and senior musical soirees and annual talent contest. They also perform at full-school assemblies and Masses, and join our dancers at the Assumption Day concert and exchange with Sacred Heart College, Adelaide each August.
Our debaters also take part in the exchange, and Assumption is a member of the Debating Association of Victoria’s school competition. We compete against up to 40 schools within the Coburg region. There are generally five debates a year, unless students make the finals.
Sport at ACK is rich in history and tradition. Obviously boys sporting annals go back beyond a hundred years and the exploits of Assumption boys have been well chronicled through several generations.
On any given Saturday there will be up to 350 boys proudly representing ACK on the playing fields and courts from senior to junior level. The boys compete in the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria (AGSV) competition.
Assumption College is one of 12 schools in the Associated Public Schools (APS) and the AGSV (Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria) competition:
Carey Grammar, Caulfield Grammar, The Geelong College, Geelong Grammar, Haileybury College and Wesley College.
Assumption College, Kilmore; Ivanhoe Grammar; Penleigh and Essendon Grammar (PEGS); Mentone Grammar; The Peninsula School and Yarra Valley Grammar.
This competition allows Assumption College girls to compete at all year levels in a wide variety of sports.
Given the high standard of competition and facilities provided, there are high expectations of student involvement. All ability levels from the elite to beginner are catered for in all sports.
An environment of tolerance and pride in the College is of paramount importance. To continue this proud tradition, students must participate in at least one co-curricular activity each year (be it sporting or cultural). Many become involved in several activities, and the benefits to their social, physical and mental development are enormous.