Surf Coast Secondary College Academy Programs
How does the Sports Academy Work?
The Surf Coast Secondary Sports Academy is a specialist sports and athlete development program for Year 7-9 students. Delivered by Team Hemley Training in conjunction with the school and Deakin University Exercise & Sport Science Students, the Sports Academy aims to develop athletic ability and important life skills through sport.
In 2020, the SCSC Sports Academy will deliver the following sports in the morning directly before school:
Can I still be involved if my sport is not listed above?
If your sport is not one of the ones we do in Sports Academy, you can still be involved as an ‘Individual’ athlete. This means you do one athlete development session per week and are eligible for fitness testings, athlete education days and the Term 4 Camp. In 2019, we had Tennis, Running and Surfing athletes take up this option.
How do I apply for Sports Academy?
Admission to the Sports Academy is by selection only. Applications for new athletes and in-coming 2020 Year 7’s will occur in November 2019. Participants will be expected to complete an application form, provide a letter of referee from a teacher or coach and attend a try-out day during November 2019 for acceptance into the 2020 program.
What is the cost of Sports Academy and do Health Care Card holders receive a discount?
Involvement in Sports Academy incurs an Annual Fee of $200. This covers:
Current Health Care Card Holders receive a discount of 50% off all fees (copy of valid card needs to be provided)
Sports Academy Camp
Academy athletes who meet behaviour standards through the year and attend 80%+ of required sessions are eligible to attend the Term 4 Sports Academy Camp. The 2019 Camp is due to be held in November 2019 at the BLK Performance Centre on the Gold Coast.
Thursday After-School Social Sports
In addition to the Sports Academy Program, Team Hemley conducts an after-school social sports competition directly after school on a Thursday. This session is open to any SCSC student (they don’t have to be selected) and includes fun team-based activities such as Ultimate Frisbee, Futsal, Indoor Hockey, 3 on 3 Basketball and Chookball.
How do I find out more?
You can contact the team at Team Hemley Training at:
SCSC’s Surf Academy has been specifically tailored to broaden knowledge & enhance an array of surf skills.
There has been a large focus on the academic aspects of surfing, including the bio-mechanics, board shaping, diet and film making.
Our vision is to be recognised as an exclusive sporting development program within the Surf Coast community & wider Victoria, providing students with a pathway towards sporting excellence & career opportunities.
The Surf Coast Secondary College Art Academy program offers a diverse range of industry-based experiences designed to enrich and challenge students.
The program provides a platform for students to further their understanding and appreciation of visual art, and to extend their art making practice.
Each fortnight students engage in specialist workshops, artist talks and extended investigations. Twice a term students will partake in an immersive experience of gallery visits, artist talks and studio visits.
A highlight of the program is an overnight visit to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania.