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

  • Benenson Society
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Australia
  • 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.

Cadets

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

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.

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Australia

The school offers all levels of the Award – Bronze Silver and Gold.

The activities undertaken by participants at each level of the Award are, Skill, Service, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. At Gold level participants undertake a Residential Project.

Commencement year level for Bronze is Year 9.
Commencement age for Silver is 15 years.
Commencement age for Gold is 16 years.

The Gold Awardees achieve both an Award and a set of valuable skills, project management, goal setting and personal holistic development. The Gold Award is recognised by employers and universities.

See The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Site for further information about the Award.

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.