Specialist Programs

Ocean View College offers a variety of specialised pathways, including a Dance Program, Sailing Program and Outdoor Education.

Dance Program

The OVC dance program can be undertaken as an after school activity from year 1. The program started in 2018 with 13 students participating and has gained 72 members as of 2020. The program runs over two afternoons with three different levelled dance teams learning the styles of hip hop, jazz, lyrical and contemporary dance.

  • Skills Team – For beginner dancers building their skills. A hip hop focus. No Fees
  • Performance Team – Intermediate level who perform at school based events. Students learn basic technique, hip hop, jazz and lyrical. Small Costume Fee involved.
  • Competition Team – Advanced level who perform at state level competitions and various events in Adelaide. Students learn basic technique, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and musical theatre over two weekly sessions. Small Costume Fee involved.

Students from the program audition at the beginning of the year and are selected for their team by expert judges. Students do not require any dance experience to audition for the program but are expected to have a great work ethic and attend all rehearsals.

Students have had great success in their competitions and performances which is a reflection of their hard work and team comradery. Dance provides students with a creative outlet and is a great tool for fitness.

The program is hoping to expand towards a CERT III course as students’ progress through their studies and develop their technique.
The goal for the dance program is simply to expose students to dance as a specialised area of interest and provide them with training from professionals that they otherwise may not experience. Ocean View College is very proud of their dance teams and we look forward to seeing them expand over the years to come.

Sailing Program

Our school is ideally placed to offer sailing programs to our students. Our beachfront location, the proximity of several sailing clubs, the expertise of staff and the high levels of student interest in sailing programs has led to the development of the Special Sailing Program. Sailing is a curriculum option at Year 8 and Year 9. Students from Year 6-12 can also choose to be part of the college’s sailing team. The team trains most weeks at the Cruising Yacht Club of SA in the College’s fleet of Pacer dinghies. Ocean View College is an active participant in the SA Secondary Schools’ Teams Racing Competitions.

Students are able to apply to join the Beginner Sailing Program. The program is available for application for students in years 6 – 9. Students will learn valuable and essential sailing skills. Students are expected to attend training once a week in Terms 1 and 4 along with participation in all SA School regattas throughout the year. Students at the end of Year 9 have the opportunity to graduate into the Senior Sailing Program. Students in the Senior Program study an Integrated Sailing Subject incorporating SACE recognition and achievement points. Students are also expected to train once a week after school in Terms 1 & 4, attend and participate in all SA School regattas and also undertake a mentoring role with the Beginner Sailing Program. Students in this pathway will also have the opportunity to travel bi-annually to Sydney for a sailing tour. The tour includes competition at the Pittwater Regatta in Sydney.

Outdoor Education Program

Students have the opportunity to select the Outdoor Education Pathway from Year 8 and continue through to SACE Stage 2. Students will develop life skills and knowledge around outdoor pursuits such as Aquatics (Kayaking and Surfing), Bushwalking, Rock Climbing and Camping. They will gain an appreciation of the outdoor environment and develop leadership qualities within the school and wider community. The program will initiate connections state-wide through a number of weeklong expeditions to destinations including; Kangaroo Island, Yorke Peninsula & the Flinders Ranges.

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