School Representative Council
The SRC assists to provide the student body with a voice in some decision making for the school as a whole.
Senior Choir – Years 7 – 12
The Gilson College Secondary Choir exists for students to be able to share their love of Jesus with others in song. It promotes the musical development of each member, but also provides opportunities for students to experience the true meaning of service; giving to others without receiving anything in return.
Chapel Bands – Years 7-12
The bands provide music and vocals to lead the chapel in praise and worship. One of the chaplains and a music teacher oversee the Chapel Bands providing spiritual guidance, and performance encouragement. They, through music and singing, set an example of praise for the school to imitate. There are three bands: Yrs. 7 and 8, Yrs. 9 and 10, and Yrs. 11 and 12.
Senior Concert Band – Years 4-12
At Gilson College, we believe in giving the students opportunities to express themselves through instrument playing through the Senior Concert Band. Other adults involved with the band include the music tutors hired by the school. The band performs through out the community and churches; it also annually hosts the College Performing Arts Concert and participates in a rehearsal camp in preparation for the performances at both College Awards Nights.
Performing Arts Concert
Students participating in music ensembles perform at the Annual Performing Arts Concert, in lunch time performances and for the wider school community. The choir and concert band is involved in the performing arts concert in Term 3 and the Awards night at the end of the year.
Duke of Edinburgh Awards
During the Year Nine L4L program, students are provided the opportunity to gain the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. Staff then facilitate students who want to develop their own leadership skills with support to continue and complete their Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards.
i.The Victorian SDA conference’s Annual Basketball Competition to raise funds for ADRA helps to provide a physical outlet for students beyond their academic requirements, as well as develop team building skills, and ‘Service to Others’ thinking by fundraising for Adventist Development and Relief Agency.
ii.Thursday afternoon after school, students train to develop their skills and to work together as teams to compete in the SSV sports competitions.
Students are provided the opportunity on a Monday to train and build their skills for SSV sports and competitions that are held in the College gymnasium on the Monday evening.
Badminton and Table Tennis
Each Thursday afternoon after school, training in badminton and table tennis is provided for junior and senior secondary students who are interested in competing in the SSV sport program in each of these sports.