The Co-curricular Programme at Somerset College covers most aspects of tuition that are considered complementary to the curriculum. This covers such areas as music, dance, ESL (English as a Second Language), speech and drama and chess.
These offerings allow for the broadening of the pupils' experiences in the arts. The Arts is an important area of development for children.For all Co-curricular enquiries please email email@example.com
Key aspects include:
People participate in and enjoy the arts in a wide range of contexts and art forms and at any time of life. The arts play a pivotal role in shaping a sense of social and cultural identity.
In powerful ways, the arts help construct, reinforce, challenge and transform social, cultural, political and religious values.
The areas covered by the arts are never neutral. They are the embodiment of values, opinions and choices. The arts can be used to preserve and maintain tradition; they can also be dynamic agents of social change.
A programme exists which offers students lessons in the following areas:
• Brass • Music Theory
• Chess • Piano
• Dance • Recorder
• Drums/Percussion • Singing
• Guitar • Speech and Drama
• Harp • Woodwind
• Strings • Keyboard
These lessons are taught by very competent peripatetic specialists who come into the College to offer these lessons. Students may start at any age (although with younger students an assessment may be made with regards to readiness to learn, size of hands, etc). The College does have available a limited number of instruments for hire.
If tuition is required in an area not listed above, please contact the Director of Music as arrangements can be made.PROCEDURE FOR ENROLMENT
1. Students must enrol each year into selected co-curricular lesson/s. (Re-enrolment from year to year is not assumed.)
2. Read the Co-curricular Terms and Conditions which follow.
3. Complete the Co-curricular Enrolment form online.
4. Complete the Musical Instrument Hire Agreement (if applicable). Form is available from the Director of Music.
5. Queries regarding the programme can be emailed to the adress above.
Please note: Enrolments are treated strictly in order of receipt. If vacancies do not exist, the student will be placed on the waiting list and the parent notified.CO-CURRICULAR TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. FEES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE. If fees are not paid within two weeks of receipt of account, lessons may be suspended at the discretion of the individual tutor.
2. Notification of withdrawal from lessons is required in writing to the Director of Music at the end of the preceding term.
3. There will be 32 lessons during the year unless otherwise notified.
4. If the student is absent due to:
Please notify the individual tutor or Reception as soon as possible. Whilst every attempt will be made by the tutor to make up this lesson, this cannot be guaranteed. When notifying the College of absence, please inform Reception that your child has a lesson.• College Excursion
The lesson will be timetabled to another time slot if possible. This may not be possible if the tutor is only at the College one day per week. Every attempt will be made by the tutor to make up this lesson if missed.• Non-Attendance although at School
These lessons are the responsibility of the student; the tutor will not be responsible for lessons missed in this manner.
• Extended Absence
The Director of Music must be notified well in advance of an extended absence (eg holidays) so arrangements can be made concerning fees.
Students are expected, as a matter of courtesy, to apologise to tutors for non-attendance at lessons.
If a lesson is missed due to the absence of a peripatetic tutor, a make-up lesson will be organised at a suitable time.Please note:
10% GST will be added to the fees of students not currently attending Somerset College.