Activities

The additional activities available to Canterbury students include Debating and Public Speaking,  Chess, eSports, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and Clubs and Societies.

Canterbury students compete in the Brisbane Primary Schools Debating Competition and Queensland Debating Union (QDU) competition. Debates are held regularly throughout the year in venues across the Greater Brisbane region.

Canterbury students also have the opportunity to compete in Public Speaking and Mooting competitions throughout the year.

Debating

Our Chess teams practice weekly throughout the year and enter various competitions such as those hosted by Gardiner Chess. Students from as young as Prep have the opportunity to hone their chess skills in the Chess Mates and Chess Club programs.

Electronic sports (eSports) is a growing, multibillion-dollar video gaming industry worldwide. Our keen eSports teams practice weekly throughout the year. Our students enter various competitions such as those hosted by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and University of Queensland (UQ).

eSports students

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a youth development program comprised of three levels, each progressively more challenging:

Bronze – For those over 14 years old.

Silver – For those over 15 years old.

Gold – For those over 16 years old.

For more information about the Canterbury Duke of Edinburgh program, please email Mr Chris Nield, Director of Student Development, on

These include lunchtime and after school clubs in diverse areas as:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Robotics
  • Visual Art
  • Media
  • Junior School Lunchtime Clubs, including Yoga, Running, Gardening, Mindful Colouring, Art, Crosswords and Puzzles and Writing.