Northholm offers its students a broad Co-curricular Program. Opportunities are provided through the Arts Program, the Sport Program, School Clubs and Outdoor Education.
Co-curricular music is a vital part of life at Northholm and students are actively encouraged to participate in the extensive music program. The current participation of more than one third of the school in music ensembles demonstrates an extraordinarily high level of involvement and allows the school to offer a diverse range of musical activities.
Students of any age are able to select from a broad range of instruments including woodwind, brass, string, percussion or vocal. Students can choose to join one or several of the many groups including Concert Bands, Stage Band, Choirs and Rock Bands as well as Flute, String, Percussion, Brass and Guitar ensembles and are placed according to their ability.
Performance opportunities are offered through the school’s three day Music Camp, Jazz Cafe, the Yamaha Festival, Annual Music Showcase Concert, Carols Night and Speech Night. There are also performance opportunities at assembly, at lunchtime, in the evenings and on weekends.
Drama productions for the Junior School, Years Seven and Eight and the Senior Years are a feature of Northholm. Students are able to learn valuable skills as either members of the cast or crew. Younger students are also able to experience the benefits of drama through lunchtime groups.
Additional art classes are available for students who wish to participate in art activities beyond the designated number of school hours. Classes after school or at lunchtime are given by practising artists in drawing and ceramics. Northholm students regularly receive prizes for artworks displayed at the Castle Hill Show and the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
A range of activities is on offer to Northholm students interested in Agriculture. Students in the Junior School can join the Animal Handling Club and the Eco Warriors group, while students in the Senior School can be involved in the Cattle Club and the Bush Regeneration Group.
Several Show Teams are open to those Senior students with an interest in cattle, sheep and poultry.
Other clubs are also on offer to Northholm students. In the Senior School, Science Club offers students the chance to extend their interest in scientific experiments. Students can also participate in the Max Potential Program, Bush Regeneration, STEM Club and the Rural Fire Service Cadets. Students in Years Five and Six have the opportunity to participate in debating and represent the school in the IPSHA Debating competition. Junior School students can also participate in Lego Club, the Eco Warriors Group and Coding Club. Students from Years One to Six can attend supervised Homework Club, while those in Years Seven and Eight have the opportunity to attend Study Boost after school, where teachers are available to assist with assignments.
Northholm has a very successful Equestrian Team who compete in a range of events throughout the year. While there are no equestrian facilities at the school there are opportunities for the agistment of horses on nearby properties.