Culture and Clubs
Educating the whole learner – body, mind and spirit.
Stanford Lake College students have the opportunity to represent the school in a number of cultural activities annually including a Cultural Extravaganza, two eisteddfods, debating competitions as well as participating in external music and drama examinations. One of the most loved events on the school’s annual calendar is the house singing competition, where each boarding house melodies it out to be crowned the champions. On a biannual basis, the school puts together a Talent Showcase as well as a musical or school play.
There is also a weekly culture period where all students choose an activity of their choice each term. The culture options for clubs and societies which include drama, music, percussion, and choir prove to be very popular among the pupils.
In addition, an external dance coach visits the school once a week to give lessons in Modern Dance and once per week for Ballet.
During the weekly culture period, pupils have can choose from of the following activities: Art, Basic First Aid, Chess, Choir, Climbing & Kayaking, Conversational Afrikaans, Conversational French, Conversational Sepedi, Debating, Drama, Drum Line, FIFA Gaming, Fly Tying, Panorama (Documentary Club), Percussion, Read with Me Foundation, Robotics, Refereeing, STEAM.
Facing the giant, overcoming your fears and reaching for the top; that is what the rock climbing club is about. Discovering the art of climbing, using your body as the brush and the wall your canvas. We aim to teach proper climbing technique and safety involving rope skills and site management. Having fun in the outdoors whilst challenging yourself and pushing the limits of your own expectation is the goal, and we support each other in our adventure to the top. The kayak club focuses on teaching the kids to operate and paddle on white-water safely. We aim to teach the fundamentals of advanced paddling and rolling, as well as river and safety procedures. The goal is to have as much fun as possible on the water while helping each other to improve our skills. The river is our happy place and we like to get there as much as possible.