Using our pillars as the foundation for our work, both, learning and teaching, the college established a comprehensive co-curricular program.


The high performance Academy’s at Joseph Banks Secondary College emphasis the development of student’s potential through the axiom, “We learn by doing.” Each academy focuses on the importance of team-developed programs that teach for curiosity and learning skills. Each academy has a narrative that maps out a journey to excellence for the students through the theories of action and models of practice that underpin the Colleges teaching and learning environment.

Creative and Performing Arts Academy

The Joseph Banks Secondary College Creative and Performing Art Academy’s (CPA) promote innovative practice that encourage students to participate in a range of academy areas as described below.

Visual Arts
The Visual Arts Academy program is focused on exploring and experimenting with a wide range of media, techniques, skills, processes and styles. Through the use of a variety of materials, inquiry, approaches, techniques and processes, students are challenged to find and shape their own artistic style and expression.

The Music Academy program is a ‘hands on’ course, focusing on the practical exploration of Musical conventions through performance and theoretical elements to develop student’s musical skills, knowledge and understandings. Students broaden their appreciation of Music as an art form through music creation and exposure to performance through workshops and excursions/ incursions. A collaborate environment allows students to plan, rehearse and stage music productions for an audience.

The Dance Academy program develops the knowledge, understanding and skills about dance as an art form through the exploration of creative development processes and practical performance skills. Students will study movement as both a choreographer and performer, have the opportunity to watch dance performances, participate in specialist workshops and develop their ability to respond and reflect on their dance experiences.

The Drama Academy program provides students with a unique, exciting course focusing on students’ practical exploration of performance and production elements to broaden their knowledge and appreciation of drama as an art form, profession and life skill. Students work with industry artists to develop specialist skills and performance and production, developing their confidence and assisting in the development of team work, goal setting and leadership skills.

Sports Academies

Sports Academy’s focus on developing pathways for students beyond just committing to a sporting team.

The Rugby Academy program introduces students to the various pathways into Professional Sport using the vehicle of Rugby. The development pathway covers a detailed pre-season plan, including elements of; Nutrition and Supplementation; Strength and Conditioning; Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation; and Basic Movement and Patterns, leading to advanced movement and conditioning. Students are prepared for competitions with various teams entered into Rugby WA 7’s competitions, the Northern Schools Rugby Championship and in the school 7s Night Carnival competition.

Our vision for the Soccer Academy is based on the philosophy of the FFA and their vision for the development of “The World Game”. The players will follow a journey that focuses the importance of being part of a team, developing skills and knowledge of game play whilst providing improved opportunities to compete in the SSWA School Completion teams.

The elite Joseph Banks Triathlon Academy (JBTA) training program is planned to develop the physicals fitness and skills required for the three different components triathlon. The students develop leadership and life skills while building positive relationships with their peers and coaches. A focus on a healthy lifestyle and the cross fitness will prepare students to represent the College and challenge themselves against peers from other schools in triathlon and cross country events.

Before and After School Activities

For a full list of activities, excluding lunch times activities, please review the attached document for 2019. For your convenience these activities have also been placed on our Events Calendar.

Joseph Banks Secondary College

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