Events & Competitons
King’s College Exchange
Twice a year, selected Year 8 students have the opportunity to participate in a two day sporting exchange with King’s College in Warrnambool.
The event is hosted by each College once a year and fosters healthy competition, personal independence and social relationships.
House Shield Competition
Supportive team competition is promoted through our House system, which involves music, cultural, academic and sporting events. In all competitions each house has a number of representatives who compete for points.
Students are placed into one of four (4) houses upon enrolment into the College, each of which is named after early Christian missionaries.
Night of the Notables
The Night of the Notables is a Middle School Extension program for Years 6 to 8 students. Following a rigorous application process, students are selected by a panel of teachers to participate. All students must keep up with their usual studies, as well as complete a challenging and individual project, with little assistance from teachers and parents.
Students select a notable person in history who fits the criteria. They must thoroughly research and then assume the role of this notable person, by taking on their appearance and creating a special presentation and display about their life and achievements.
An invited audience of parents, friends, staff and students attend the evening event and are given the opportunity to view the displays and ask questions of “The Notables”.
Some examples of famous people who have been showcased at Night of the Notables include painter Pablo Picasso, author Enid Blyton, film director Stephen Spielberg, Queen Esther of the Bible, Olympian and missionary Eric Liddell and animal conservationist Dian Fossey.
In two of the highlights of this competition are the College’s annual "Battle of the Bands" and "Choral Comp". “Battle of the Bands” takes place in August. “Choral Comp” is run during the very last week of school and is considered to be the climax of the entire academic year.
Heathdale Christian College runs a bi-annual school musical consisting of Middle School and Senior School students. During this time students have an opportunity to be a part of the cast, the musical band, the backstage crew or even helping with prop design or sound equipment.
Past performances have included ‘Pirates of Penzance’, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’, ‘Big River’, ‘High School Musical’ and ‘Sound of Music’.
Kool Skools Recording Project
Kool Skools is a state wide original song writing and recording competition which prides itself on providing an industry experience for school students. Each school has two days to record twelve original songs, design cover art and even record a music video at one of the leading recording studios in Melbourne.
The school CD is distributed to industry professionals from around the country and each student has an opportunity to attend an "Aria" type awards ceremony at the end of the year.
Heathdale Christian College has been an integral part of the competition in the past, winning numerous awards during this time, and is dedicated to being a part of the competition for many years to come.
Tournament of Minds
Tournament of the Minds is a lateral thinking and creative problem solving event for teams of up to seven students, drawn from several year levels in both primary and secondary school.
Each team works on a challenging long term problem, drawn from a broad curriculum, including language, literature, mathematics, engineering, applied technology and social science.
The students work on this problem for five to six weeks and then present their solution to a select audience at Deakin University. They are also required to solve a spontaneous problem on the day of the competition.