Whether you have a passion for Art, want to debate international politics or create sustainable products, we have a club you can join.
The breadth of clubs and special interest groups available at Fintona allows students to learn new skills and find hobbies as well as mentor other students in their own areas of strength.
IPEC provides a platform for students to express their perspectives on current global affairs relating to politics, economics, social and ethical issues. Sessions begin with a short video or presentation to inform students about the weekly topic before the team poses questions to debate or a series of scenarios for everyone to discuss. Topics are diverse and have included Trade War, COVID-19, philanthropy, animal testing, male rights, and euthanasia.
Fintona’s Green Team leads sustainability initiatives across the Senior Campus (Years 5 to 12). Students involved seek to raise awareness about important environmental issues and increase participation in projects that improve Fintona’s environmental footprint.
Art Club is available to girls from Years 5 to 12. It runs fortnightly and is facilitated by the Art Captain. Tasks include both group work as well as personal exploration of individual work through a variety of mediums.
Chess Club is run in the Middle School by Northern Star Chess each Monday lunchtime. Girls can learn strategies of play as well as participate in games. They also have the opportunity of participating in Chess tournaments held throughout the year.
Three times a week at lunchtime, the Middle School girls excitedly venture into the kitchen, eager to learn new and delicious recipes. Often they use produce from the Fintona gardens which the girls from Gardening Club harvest every season.
Middle School girls have the opportunity to participate in Computer Club where they have the freedom to explore different computer programs, catch up on work, and discover coding and develop projects such as robotics.
For those Middle School students who enjoy being outdoors and want to develop their ‘green thumb’, the Gardening club is an excellent way to learn how to grow plants. Each week, Fintona’s gardener, Ms Helen Kinross, demonstrates how to plant vegetables and herbs and even grow some of the ingredients for the Cooking Club.
For students in Years 5 and 6, Lounge Lizards is run by the Library Captain who organises a variety of activities to encourage an interest in reading.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an internationally recognised self-development program for young people aged from 14 to 25 years and provides opportunities for personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility and service to the community.
The rewards for the participants are many, but it is the process the girls go through, the contacts they make with the community, the self-confidence they develop, as well as the fun and memories they create along the way that make the Award program so beneficial to our participating students. The program is entirely voluntary and each participant is free to choose her own activities within the guidelines, and to progress individually through the various sections of each award level at her own pace.
The Compass Award offers our Middle School students a framework to thrive through selected challenges and achievements. It lays the foundation for achievement of all sections of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The program is voluntary, non-competitive and aimed at encouraging the individual’s interests and abilities.
Like the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the Compass Award helps to build confidence and self-esteem and also to foster a positive attitude to formal and informal education and leisure pursuits. Each girl chooses her own activities, willingly accepts the challenges presented and strives admirably to achieve her personal goals.