Program

Extra & Co-Curricular

Co-curricular activities form an important part of the learning experience. Excursions and incursions are used to enhance the curriculum at both Primary and Secondary level. 

Co-curricular activities, including camps and subject specific excursions show how learning outside the classroom are valued. 

Students are encouraged to become involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities including debating, public speaking, titration, STEM, competitive sport, school productions, snow trips, overseas trips, Duke of Edinburgh and equestrian competitions. Year 4 learn a Band instrument as part of the curriculum. Instrumental music tuition is offered from Year 5 to all levels in Secondary. This forms the basis of our College Bands.

Students also have the opportunity to expand their interests by participating in lunchtime clubs. Activities available for students include Journalism Club, Chess, Book clubs, Choir, French club, Leo Club, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (Yr 9 and up), board games and other specialist interest areas. 

Lunchtime clubs are run on a term-by-term basis and allow students to experience a range of activities. Writing clubs, sports clubs, special interest clubs and music clubs are run by teachers and senior students. 

The overseas study tour and the snow trip operate alternatively biennially and are an amazing opportunity that allows students to develop confidence and cultural exposure. 

Academics & Leadership

There are a range of academic and holistic opportunities on offer at the College. These programs aim to extend our talented students and provide them with opportunities to develop into strong leaders and capable lifelong learners.

  • Student Representative Council
  • Leo Club
  • Debating
  • STEM Ambassadors
  • AB Paterson Speaking Competition
  • Gold Coast Science & Engineering Competition
  • Duke of Edinburgh
Excursions

During the school year students may be required to partake in an excursion to fulfill field and research requirements for a subject. Here are some school excursions held in the past:

  • Gold Coast Eisteddfod
  • Year 6 Sydney & Canberra Excursion
  • Aladdin Theatre - HOTA
  • Jacobs Well Environmental Study
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Thunderbird Park
  • Glow Worm Caves
  • Science Museum
  • Paradise Country
  • Beenleigh Historical Village
  • Landcare Sustainability Project Sites


Debating

In both Primary and Secondary, excellence in debating and public speaking skills result in many of our students going through to the Finals in the Gold Coast regional events. Students from Years 5 to 12 have the chance to be involved in inter school debating competitions. 

School Camp

Each year, yrs 4, 5, 9, 7 & 11 students attend a school camp. Students have attended the following camps:

  • Years 7 and 11 Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre
  • Year 4 Gold Coast Recreation Centre
  • Year 5 Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre
  • Year 9 Noosa North Shore

College camps have an educational and personal development focus. Schoolwork related activities, which cannot be carried out in the classroom, are integrated into the camp (such as high and low ropes and team building).   

Overseas Study Tour

The overseas study tour and the snow trip operate alternatively biennially and are an amazing opportunity that allows students to develop confidence and cultural exposure.    

A French "Sister School" exchange program was been established in 2019 with Lycee Sainte Ursule in Tours (approx 1 hour out of Paris). This is a valuable program promoting French language skills and create lasting friendships across the globe.

Past Tours

In 1999 a trip to Italy launched our overseas experiences. 

In 2011 and 2013 College students travelled to Europe, incorporating visits to the cities of Paris, Berlin and London. Students enjoyed activities such as a visit to the top of the Eiffel Tower, riding bikes around Versailles, a trip to Disneyland, climbing the Arc de Triomphe at night, a cruise on the river Seine, a tour of the Louvre and learning a little of the French language along the way. They also travelled by train to Amsterdam and visited the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank’s house.

During 2012 College students had the opportunity to participate in a tour of Orlando and New York. This tour included Disney World’s EPCOT, the Kennedy Space Center, the 9/11 memorial gardens, Central Park and the Empire State Building.

In 2018 College students travelled to New Caledonia participating in a homestay opportunity. 

Snow Trip

The overseas study tour and the snow trip operate alternatively biennially and are an amazing opportunity that allows students to develop confidence and cultural exposure.  

The snow trip takes place during the last week of the mid year break. In 2017 students travelled to Mount Hotham Alpine resort. Students travelled via plane and bus to the Victorian slopes and stayed on the Mountain at the resort. Students spent five full days and nights at the resort and one night in Melbourne. Skiing and snowboarding lessons were included as were meals, night skiing and a range of experiences in Melbourne.

2019's ski trip was in the Term 3 School Holidays where students spent a week at the beautiful Swissbell Resort in Queenstown, New Zealand. 


Lunchtime Clubs

Lunchtime clubs are a way for students to socialise and have a go at various activities, some of these may include but are not limited to:

  • Journalism Club
  • Basketball
  • Art Club
  • Mindfulness Colouring
  • Chess
  • Book Clubs
  • Robotics Clubs
  • eSports