Cultural and Academic
The College participates in a range of co-curricular academic activities. These include in-school activities through the inter-house Foundation Cup competition and outside of school activities. Outside of school activities include the Tournament of the Minds, QAMT Mathematics Competition, AMT Mathematics Competition, Sunshine Coast Mathematics Competition, University of New South Wales Mathematics and Science Competitions, Chess, Readers Cup, Maryborough Technology Challenge and robotics and coding competitions.
All students are encouraged to participate in the College's cultural activities. Participation in cultural competitions provides a wide range of experiences for students and opportunities for high levels of competition including state and national representation for elite performers.
Involvement in inter-house and interschool debating and public speaking is strongly encouraged. Students have very successfully competed in the Lions Youth of the Year and QDU and Sunshine Coast debating competitions.
Increasing opportunities for excellence in music occurs through participation in ensembles, choirs or bands and performing for the College community.
Biannually, the College stages a musical and, on the alternate year, a major drama production. Participation in College drama and musical productions develops self-esteem and confidence as well as expands personal horizons. A variety of talent shines through the inter-house Lime Light competition each year.
The College has a strong instrumental program with tuition available in wind, percussion, string, vocal, piano and keyboard. Students can join various music performance groups including the orchestra, concert band, string ensemble, jazz ensemble, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, guitar ensemble, chapel band and choirs.
Public performances of various ensemble groups and the concert band have been outstanding. Private instrumental lessons build on experience students have gained through the Year 3 and 4 string program and the Year 5 and 6 concert band program.
Each year, the College stages either a musical or drama production alternatively for Year 3 to 7 and Year 8 to 12 students. The College is gaining a reputation of staging highly professional performances. Rehearsing within the College, final performances have been presented at The Events Centre, Caloundra. Musicals and drama productions provide a broad scope of opportunities for student participation including stage performance, dance, technical support including lighting and sound, prop production, backstage and band.
Dance is offered as part of the sporting electives for Year 4 to 12 students and also as a senior elective. Students perform in eisteddfods as well as College musicals and community events. There is a very high level of enthusiasm for dance at the College with a large number of students also attending dance classes outside of Pacific.