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.

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.

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

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 Dark Side Canterbury Astronomy Club meets every Monday afternoon during Term-Time from 3:30pm – 5:00pm in the College’s Secondary Library.

ALL students from Years 5 – 12 are most welcome.

This club is a fusion of Astronomy and Star Wars themes, with our aim being to have some fun and learn about the universe along the way.

These meetings will involve entertaining videos, news and astronomy topics ranging from the mind-blowing to the bizarre – supernovas, black holes, dark matter, relativity, Schrodinger’s Cat, asteroid impacts and more.

As well as more normal things like Jupiter and quarks.

Then we will have follow-up activities such as: Virtual Reality space travel, website research, model-making, quiz games with chocolate prizes, Jedi Knight training, and even lightsaber battles!

There will be events for the whole family too: star-gazing nights with telescopes on the oval, Star Wars movie marathons, Brisbane Planetarium visits and family entertainment nights throughout the year.

And, as everyone knows, The Dark Side has cookies.

For more information, please visit our dedicated website – Canterbury Astronomy Club – The Dark Side.

Launched in 2022 the Canterbury Drone Academy will focus on developing skills and knowledge to assist students with using Drones both in and out of the classroom.

The academy will meet every Monday afternoon during Term-Time from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.

ALL students from Years 5 – 12 are most welcome, but those from younger year levels can also participate to help build their skills and gain confidence.

Students will have the opportunity to build their skills to either compete in Australia’s Drone Competitions or gain their Cert III in Aviation and Remote Pilots License.

Students will also have full independent access to the Australian Unmanned Systems Academy (AUSA) interactive e-Learning platform with full lecture content and presentations to support learning during and outside class times.

For more information, please contact Mrs Juri Sinclair –

The First Lego League team consists of students from the Canterbury Taipans Roboneers club.

The club meets every Tuesday and Friday afternoon during Term-Time from 3:30pm – 4:30pm at the Digital Hub in the Secondary Library.

ALL students from Years 5 – 9 are welcome to join.

The team represents the College in the FIRST Lego League Challenge.

The program is run during Term 3 and 4 and has a semester-long commitment.

Students will work as a team to complete the three elements of this program – Robot Game, Project and Core Values.

The Taipans Gaming club meets every second Tuesday (even numbered school weeks) afternoon during Term-Time from 3:30pm – 5:30pm at H Block near the Canteen.

ALL students from Years 7 – 12 are welcome.

Taipans Gaming provides a safe space for club members to enjoy their favourite board, card and tabletop games.

Students are encouraged to bring along any games they would like to play, or they can use the expanding collection of club games.

For more more information, please join the MyCC Canterbury Taipans Gaming group or contact Mr Nick Gillin –

The Taipans Roboneers is Canterbury’s Robot Engineers Club.

Meetings are held every Tuesday and Friday afternoon during Term-Time from 3:30pm – 4:30pm at the Digital Hub in the Secondary Library.

ALL students from Years 5 – 9 are welcome to join.

Students will explore robotics and engineering using the Lego Education EV3 system to create, develop and code robots, while participating in fun challenges and learning new skills.

This club also aims to encourage the growth of Future Schools skills such as – Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Digital Literacy.

Our Junior School Lunchtime Clubs include:

  • Yoga
  • Running
  • Gardening – Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
  • Mindful Colouring
  • Art
  • Crosswords and Puzzles
  • Writing.

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