College Programs and Activities

Next Step Program

Claremont College has a strong history of providing high quality learning experiences for students with high and/or additional needs. Our Next Step Program looks at a two-year integrated program that is focussed on individual student’s requirements. All students study English and Maths at a level suited to their needs. The Students other three lines are subjects that reflects their interests and pathway. This can include TASC Preliminary, Level 1, 2 and 3 subjects and VET offerings.

Breakfast Program

Our Breakfast Program supports students to have a good start to the day by providing them with the opportunity to share a nutritious breakfast in a supervised environment. This program is free and available to all students. The program operates from 8:15am – 9:00am in the Student Common Room. Toast, cereals, eggs and hot drinks are available.

Student Leadership Group

The Student Leadership Group organises a variety of lunchtime activities such as food events, community forums, assemblies and fundraising activities.  They also organise the College end of year dinner.  Members of the Student Leadership Group represent the student body at forums and council meetings.  Students in this group will:

  • Develop skills in meeting procedures
  • Experience opportunities in public speaking and managing events
  • Develop an understanding of teamwork and participation
  • Demonstrate and awareness of youth issues.

Home Group Program

Home Group is compulsory for all students and occurs on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12.30pm and 1.00pm. The purpose of Home Group is to assist you at college and prepare you for life beyond Year 12. Your Home Group Teacher is a key contact for you at college, providing pastoral care, support and maintaining regular contact with parents or guardians.

In Home Group on Tuesday, we focus on whole college events and activities such as assemblies, guest speakers, career expos and health and wellbeing sessions, which are all core parts of the program. In Home Group on Thursdays, we focus on pastoral care. This means your Home Group Teacher will check in with you about how your subjects are going, look at your attendance and speak about any unexplained absences, help you with your 5 point TCE course and check in with you about your general wellbeing.

During Term Three an additional focus in Home Group is transition planning. For Year 11 students, this involves planning subjects for Year 12 and looking at future pathways, and for Year 12 students the focus is on planning for life and opportunities post College. Your Home Group Teacher can also provide support and advice in relation to study skills and accessing additional support from our Student Wellbeing Support Team.

The program is an essential requirement for gaining the TCE. Home Group delivers a recognised TASC course and will contribute five credit points at level 1 towards your TCE.

Tutorial Program

If you are studying a Level 3 or 4 subject at Claremont College you will have the opportunity to participate in weekly tutorials.  These sessions provide extension on classroom work, preparation for exams, homework support or revision of exam questions.


Students can drop in to uniHUB (the only one in the south) to get advice and assistance in relation to pathways to university and study support.  In addition, uniHUB is also available as a study space to past Claremont College students now studying at the University of Tasmania.

Information about university life, university entry requirements and pathways, and where further study can lead is available from a university staff member who runs the hub.  uniHUB also hosts ‘Taster sessions’ to assist students to map out future options, ‘Food 4 Thought’ sessions where students can discuss university life and courses, Expert Drop-in sessions and there is support available for scholarships, accommodation options and study assistance.

UTAS College Programs

The University of Tasmania provides extension programs for college students that offer considerable benefits.  In addition to the academic challenge, successful participation in an extension program means credit toward your chosen degree and saving on the costs of studying University units.  Information about entry into these programs is available during Term One from College teachers.

Careers Centre

Our Careers Room is located in the Library.  It offers assistance accessing information about future pathways, career options and occupations.  Students can receive help with writing applications and resumes as well as interview practice.  The college holds a Careers Expo each year with visiting industry, further education and community providers as well as hosting guest speakers and information sessions across the year.

Overseas and Interstate Tours

Since 2011, Claremont College has successfully run a school program for music students to the world-class Los Angeles College of Music.  In 2019, the trip extended to include humanities and media students who visited arts and culturally significant sites.  Claremont College is pleased to be able to offer Claremont College students the opportunity to participate in a Summer School Educational Program at the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) or a humanities experience in California, USA in 2023.  Students will also experience tourist attractions including Hollywood Boulevard, Santa Monica Pier, Universal Studios, the Guitar Centre, world-renowned jazz venues and many more.

Music Tutoring

Claremont College employs specialist tutors in a variety of music genres, instruments and styles. The tutors work in the classroom, offering tuition, support and guidance. They participate in performances, accompanying rehearsals and assist in choice of repertoire.

College Production

Claremont College pas produced many spectacular shows.  In 2022 the College is staging Legally Blonde.  Previous musicals include The Addams, Family, School of Rock, Grease, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Back to the 80s, Dusty – The Original Pop Diva, What’s New Pussycat and All Shook Up.  Students wishing to participate in the production are required to enrol in this course.  The College Production is a great way for students to develop their skills in acting, dancingsinging, musicianship and technical theatre.  It enables students to build confidence, meet new people and experience team work at its best!


How do I know what is happening in the College?

We have a weekly information sheet called Home Group News which is available on the College intranet and is read to students during Home Group. Communication screens are located at various places throughout the College, relaying important information to students during the day.


The College Newsletter is published each term and celebrates the achievements of our students. It is also
an important means of communicating information to parents about important College issues and upcoming events. The newsletter is emailed home to parents.


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