Creative and Physical Experiences are a common thread across the entire Year 7 – 12 curriculum in the Adolescent Community, providing opportunities for creative and physical self-expression in the arts and physical education to help meet the developmental needs of the adolescent. Through Clubs and Teams adolescents are provided with the opportunity to use their bodies and recalibrate their physical capabilities as they grow into young adults.
Students in the Adolescent Community have the opportunity to participate in a range of Creative and Physical Experiences, including:
Physical – including individual and team sports, and district and national sporting competitions. At MIC everyone can get involved (there are no try outs) with a range of opportunities available such as surfing, volleyball, soccer, swimming, cross-country, cricket, mountain biking, disc golf, sailing, taekwondo, archery, mountain biking, rock climbing, yoga and dance.
Creative – allowing adolescents to take on new roles and explore new aspects of their personality as they build creative skills. A range of opportunities are available such as drawing and painting, drama, music, cooking, film and TV, pottery, and digital design.
Academic – allowing adolescents to discover new passions and apply their knowledge and skills in new ways by extending themselves beyond the curriculum. A range of opportunities are available such as robotics and virtual reality, chess club, book club, designing and coding video games, creative writing, orienteering, and debating.
Land and Community Program (Year 7 – Year 8)
In the Land and Community Program (Year 7 – Year 8), adolescents explore a range of diverse clubs and teams and have the opportunity to acquire skills in the arts and physical education while participating in sporting and cultural events.
Local Integrated Studies Program (Year 9 – Year 10)
In the Local Integrated Studies Program (Year 9 – Year 10), adolescents learn specialist skills in designing and leading clubs and teams for their younger peers. They have the opportunity for creative and physical self-expression in the arts and physical education as well as the opportunity to organise internal sporting and cultural events.
Future Pathways Program (Year 11 – Year 12)
In the Future Pathways Program (Year 11 – Year 12), adolescents have the opportunity to design and deliver a Montessori+ Program and earn an income for this work. They also have the opportunity to specialise in areas of the arts or physical education and to share their creative and physical expression through exhibitions and organising inter-school events.
For more on Clubs and Teams and creative and physical expression at MIC, check out these blog posts:
- Natural Materials Inspire Senior Primary Visual Artworks
- To Swim or Not to Swim: Guided Choices at MIC
- Adolescent Play in a Week
- MIC Students Granted ”A Key to the City”
- A Trip Around Oceania at MIC Cultural Fair
- Student-run Clubs Create Space for Passions and Interests
- Spray It, Don’t Say It: Creative Expression Jackson Pollock-style
- MIC Swim Team Does Us Proud
- Festival of Fit