Co-curricular Activities

McAuley College values the place of an extensive co-curricular program. The College encourages each student to be involved in some aspect of school or community life. Research clearly shows that this level of involvement promotes within our young people a sense of belonging, which in turn develops within our young men and women the trait of resilience.

Included below are the beginnings of our Co-curricular Program across the cultural, sporting and social justice areas.

Cultural Opportunities

The College provides an instrumental program. Students are offered the opportunity to attend tuition classes during the school day with a specialist instrumental teacher. It is a user pay system where students come out of class on a schedule to work with the instrumental teacher.

Sporting Ventures

Students can participate in extra curricula sports activities and represent the school in inter-school teams. The College is a part of the South East Colleges Association (SECA) Sport, and competes in the SECA Sport competitions for the three major interschool carnivals including Cross Country, Swimming and Athletics.

In addition, the College will participate in the Interschool Sports competition conducted by SECA Sport in Term Two and Term Three held each Thursday afternoon.

McAuley College is also a member of Pacific District Sport, and through this association students, who excel, can elect to trial for Zone, Regional, State and National teams, depending on the Sport. The College will have the opportunity to nominate in a number of state wide competitions.

Service and Social Justice Groups

The College provides many opportunities for students to participate in groups that support the Mercy traditions of Service, Justice and Hospitality. Examples of these activities include:

Term One – Project Compassion with an awareness on Syria

Term Two – Salvos Door Knock Appeal

Term Three – Vinnies Sleepout to raise awareness for homelessness.

Term Four – Vinnies Christmas Appeal

In time, the College will establish a Student Representative Council (SRC) represents the student body and it provides a voice for student concerns, ideas and opinions. They have as their focus the intention of creating a better school environment. The SRC has members from all year levels and is a true representation of the student body.