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Extra-Curricular Activities


International students are invited to participate in as many of our Extra-Curricular activities as they wish to join. These activities lead to greater experiences of what our school has to offer as well as widening the circle of students across the campus that you will meet.

Basketball Excellence

The Basketball excellence program enables our students to participate in this sport. Training is available in afterschool sessions and then students participate in Friday evening competitions. Varsity College has had a high level of success in this particular sport so if you are a keen basket-baller we are sure you will be knocking on the door of our sports department to find out more about this great programme.

Chess Club

Chess club is across both campuses and encourages the analytical and lateral thinking that is required when one plays chess. All students are welcome to participate so let us know if this is your forte or something you want to learn.


Debating complements the College's academic program by providing a valuable opportunity for students to focus on teamwork, oral presentation skills and analytical thinking.

Varsity College participates in the Gold Coast Schools’ Debating Competition throughout Terms 2 and 3.  The College hosts the Intermediate Division.

Currently there are teams competing in all year levels.

Students meet once a week and are coached by the College’s teaching staff.

Debating is a challenging pursuit and students are strongly encouraged to be involved in an activity that fosters intellect, passion and wit.

Kokoda Challenge

Varsity College over the last few years has had a growing number of students participating in the Kokoda Challenge. It is a strenuous, team building exercise that tries to instil in our students what our soldiers suffered in New Guinea during the Second World War. Our International students can become part of a team to participate in the 48 or 96 kilometre gruelling  trek.  There are support the teams along the way supervising the training and being part of the support crew on the weekend of the event. This is an exercise that will change the individual and all that participate come away with their own personal achievements when their goal is obtained


The Senior school has a fully equipped gym that can be accessed by all students. Students are required to complete an induction on the correct usage of equipment and then they are free to use the gym at the allocated times. If you are interested in participating in gym please speak to any of our sports department staff.

Hip Hop Avenue

Students who have always wanted to learn Hip Hop might like to join our “Hip Hop Avenue” crew. We have many talented students and staff that assist our “crew” in developing their dance skills. It is a wonderful way to meet new people and develop the creative side of the brain!

Mathletics (Primary)

Primary students compete to develop their math skills to be the top students in the leader board. Varsity College students time and time again are on the top of this competition which encourages students to hone their mathematic skills both in and out of the classroom.


Each alternate year the Primary and the High School put on a Musical. If you are interested in participating in this you will be welcome to audition for parts or volunteer your other skills in the many areas that a musical needs to be a success. Costume, makeup lighting staging are all areas that need help and support. If this interests you please see the Head of Department for the Arts

Varsity Rowing

Varsity College prides itself in our students that participate in our Varsity Rowing competition. Due to our location, we are well situated to be able to have preschool practise and events in our very back yard of the school!

We started this activity several years ago and continue to grow in strength based and a performance successes hold testament to this. Students range in age from middle school to senior school students and it is open to all genders. If you are interested in participating in this great sport please speak to any of our sport staff.

Tournaments of Minds (Primary Students)

This an opportunity for a group of primary students to participate in a long term challenge to solve a Maths Engineering problem. The solution develops  group thinking skills in creativity and complexity with the culmination of  a presentation in front of a panel and audience. The group needs to prepare their own props, costumes and scripts to convey the solution and then if successful go onto represent the school for the state.

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