Get involved and experience the impact
There are many ways you can experience recreation in and out of the classroom. Here are the main options you may wanted to consider.
Recreation programs are offered outside of the school day and bring learning to a context beyond the classroom. All activities offered at boarding are framed within The Duke of Edinburgh award and earn SACE credits for students, with students undertaking sports, art, dance and music.
Engagement in recreation is directly linked to wellbeing and provides opportunity for personal growth and relationship building. The recreation program is culturally responsive, with recognition and opportunities provided that facilitate students ongoing connection to culture and identity while being off Country.
We work with students to identify their interests and strengths and provide opportunities based on this, building a relationship where they are supported to grow and try new things. Recreation builds experiences of successful learning for students and provides pathways for employment.
Wiltja has supported 62 students to gain their Aquatic qualifications with Surf Life Saving Australia and Henley Surf Club and can provide paid work opportunities for qualified students. The recreation program equips students with the skills and experiences and skills necessary for their transition beyond secondary education.
Additional Educational Programs
Wiltja offers a broad range of educational opportunities delivered by Wiltja staff, in combination with outside agencies and educators, or delivered by external providers. Below are links to some of the significant programs currently offered to Wiltja students:
The Wiltja Driver Education Program begins in year 10 with classroom-based sessions preparing students for the Learner theory test. Students are supported to obtain their Learner’s Permit and undertake practical driving with accredited instructors. Our aim is for all students to finish year 12 with their Provisional Licence.
The Wiltja Driver Education Program is supported by DPTI’s ‘On the Right Track – Remote’ Aboriginal road safety and driver licensing program.
Wiltja has a wide range of community partnerships that aid in:
- development of students’ academic, vocational life skills
- development of students’ understanding of pathways beyond school and the skills and knowledge to take up these opportunities
- promotion of students’ physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing
- broadening of students’ understanding of the wider world.