The following activities may be selected as an addition to the normal co-curricular commitment.

  • Benenson Society
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Cadets
  • Stage Crew
  • Chess
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • Debating/Public Speaking
  • Tournament of Minds

Benenson Society

Students from Years 7 to 12 are provided with the opportunity to be involved in the promotion of human rights through the organisation of letter-writing sessions and fundraising. This a very successful and committed group of students dedicated to making other people aware of social justice.


The College Cadet Unit, established in 1913, has a membership of more than two hundred students. Students commence training and induction from Term IV in Year 7. The Unit is supported by a Regular Unit of the Australian Army. Regular camps (bivouacs) are held, along with a promotions course each year. Cadets are instructed in abseiling, orienteering, first aid and field craft. The Unit offers opportunities to attain rank enabling students to develop leadership skills.


Chess teams including Seniors, Intermediates and Juniors train at some lunch-times and after school and play on Friday afternoons. The College plays in the CAS competition and in the Secondary Schools competition.

Debating and Public Speaking

The students debate in the CAS, ISDA and R&Q Competitions, debate socially with other schools and participate in Public Speaking, Mock Trial and other competitions.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

Activities include community service, expeditions, exploration, leisure, hobbies and special interests, recreational and sporting activities.

Stage Crew

Students learn all aspects of set construction, lighting, sound and stage management and assist with the annual Drama and Musical productions of the College.

St Vincent de Paul Society

The Society enables every student to perform community service. Members assist in food service for the homeless and take physically disabled people on regular outings.

Tournament of Minds

Teams of students work to solve problems in a number of disciplines including: applied technology, language and literature, mathematics and engineering, and social sciences. The College enters up to six teams in the tournaments.