Every student has access to a range of co-curricular options, including languages, music, the arts, community service, leadership and sport.
The Co-Curricular Program runs between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm on Wednesday afternoons every week.
“Adopt as your fundamental creed that you will equip yourself for life, not solely for your own benefit, but for the benefit of the whole community”
– Sir John Monash
The Co-Curricular Program runs at 1:30 pm till 3:30 pm on Wednesday afternoons every week. It is a valued program that offers our students a rich and diverse range of activities which open up new opportunities and experiences away from academic study. It offers students the chance to work in teams, learn new skills and develop leadership. It is a key part of the Year 10 and 11 program and helps us to develop the “whole person” at John Monash Science School.
The Co-Curricular program matches the UNESCO Four Pillars of Education. If you complete 1 program from each pillar over your two years of the Co-Curricular program, then you will earn extra “developing the whole person” JMSS Diploma points. This aspect of the program is not compulsory however.
Your co-curricular selections, and your performance in these subjects, can earn you Diploma Points, which are credits that you collect to earn your JMSS Diploma.
Model United Nations;
Arts and Crafts
Philosophy and Crochet
The Art of Storytelling
Olympiad Training (Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and Informatics)
A Dance with data
Monash Connected Autonomous Vehicles
Introduction to Law
Boxing (Non-Contact, conditioning and technique only)
Cross-Country and Running Training
These ‘flagship’ projects allow JMSS students to develop leadership and responsibility by developing and teaching skills to primary school groups each week. 4 different primary schools, with 4 students from grade 5 or 6, attend JMSS and are taught Science, Maths, or Robotics by our students. This incredible opportunity is one of our most popular and rewarding subjects.
RoboGals is run in association with RoboGals Monash and RoboGals Australia.
Following on from the success of the “Little Scientists’ program, JMSS offered a new program in 2018 called ‘Mini Mathematicians’ which is aimed at providing primary school students with the opportunity to explore mathematics and problem solving like real mathematicians do. The Mini Mathematicians program has been incredibly successful and we will be offering it again in 2022.
Sessions will be focussed on building problem solving skills and students’ ability to communicate mathematics and science effectively. Feedback from schools, teachers, Principals, parents and students has been overwhelmingly positive. In light of this, JMSS will offer the program again, and is seeking “Expressions of Interest” from Primary Schools who may wish to participate.
For further information or application please contact the school.