Extra-Curricular Activities

Year 12 Formal

Lucindale Area School holds a formal each year for our Year 12 students and is a great opportunity for students, parents and staff to celebrate their achievements. The school formal is run by a student committee on a voluntary basis. Students often enjoy an afternoon of photos to celebrate the occasion, before heading to a dinner. It is a great social occasion on the senior school calendar.

Instrumental Music

Instrumental Music has been offered through the Lucindale Area School for many years. The focus is to provide instrumental tuition to students through small group lessons or individual lessons.

The school provides lessons for both brass and woodwind instruments. Lesson delivery is through a combination of methods including face to face visit by the instructor, video conferencing or phone. The tuition also offers opportunities for the student to participate as part of an ensemble. Opportunities for public performances, both solo or as part of an ensemble, are provided via school functions. Lessons duration is 30 minutes per week, or more flexible arrangements can be provided.

Private tuition is also available at Lucindale Area School via private providers who conduct lessons at the school. Instruments currently available through this method include the guitar and piano.

Lions Youth of the Year

Each year the Lucindale Lions Club present the Lions Youth of the Year Award to students from Lucindale Area School. Lions Youth of the Year is designed to encourage, foster and develop leadership in conjunction with other citizenship qualities in our youth, at the age when they are about to enter the fields of employment or higher education. It provides students with the incentive to pay greater attention to the general qualities, so vital in developing our youths into first class citizens.

The award is open to students aged 15 – 19 years. Students are required to submit an application for consideration by the panel, deliver a prepared presentation and an impromptu presentation and participate in a question and answer session with the panel. The judging panel consists of up to three representatives from the local community.

The Lions Incentives Awards provide a unique opportunity for local youth to gain experience and develop skills in Leadership, Personal Improvement, Sportsmanship, Citizenship, Community Involvement and Public Speaking. The awards are highly sought after by local students and participation is on a voluntary basis. The winner of the local Lions Youth of the Year Award has the opportunity to then go on to represent our town at regional awards and potentially State and National Awards.

Lions Incentive Awards

The Lions Incentive Award is an award given to a student from each year level from Year 8 to Year 10 who can demonstrate an improvement in their: academic/technological achievement this year; who can demonstrate a sense of citizenship in and/or out of school; and who can demonstrate that they have goals and ambitions for their future.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Lucindale Area School received registration for the Duke of Edinburgh Award in 2014. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an international leadership in action program, available to all young people aged between fourteen and twenty-five. All students at Lucindale Area School in Year 8 and above are encouraged and supported to undertake the Bronze Award. The programme is designed for young people and aims to encourage them to achieve difficult things and do work that helps other people. The program includes physical activities such as climbing mountains, camping, hiking and other outdoor activities. Students have the ability to utilise components of the award to earn additional SACE credits.

Camps and Excursions

Lucindale Area School runs an extensive program of camps and excursions, including:

  • Canberra camp –(Year 6/7 – biannual)
  • Aquatics camp-(Year 6/9 – biannual)
  • Year-level camps
  • Rock climbing
  • Canoeing/ kayaking
  • Bushwalking
  • Surfing camps
  • Gymnastics excursion
  • Beach day
  • Excursions are provided across all year levels
  • As part of the agriculture program students attend the
    • Mt Gambier Show
    • Royal Adelaide Show
  • Incoming performances include:
  • Harmony Day
  • Alpha Shows
  • Footsteps
  • Assemblies

South East Field Days

Lucindale Area School participates in the annual South East Field Days run by the Lucindale Lions Club.  Our site promotes the programmes and facilities offered here at the school.  Student work is displayed, demonstrations of activities are given, and staff and students are available to talk to the public and promote our school.  Students participate at the field days, not only at our school site but also supporting a wide variety of local sporting and community clubs and also assisting the Lucindale Lions Club with hospitality duties.  It is an excellent opportunity to showcase our school to more than 20,000 visitors who attend the South East Field Days each year.

Blue Yakka Trail

Lucindale Area School runs the Blue Yakka Trail at the annual Lucindale Lions Club South East Field Days.

The Blue Yakka Trail is designed to provide entertainment for families and is one of the school’s main fundraisers.

Children purchase a bag and follow a map around the site, collecting items from different depots. Lucindale Area School students run the registration site at the school tent, further showcasing the school and community working together.