Thought Sports Clubs & Activities

The ‘Thought Sports’ clubs and activities available to Canterbury students include:

  • ACE: Aspiring Canterbury Entrepreneurs Program: Years 11-12
  • Art Club: Years 7-12
  • Australian Space Design Competition: Years 7-12
  • Canterbury Drone Academy: Years 5-12
  • Canterbury Taipans eSports Gamers: Years 5-12
  • Canterbury Taipans Gaming: Years 7-12
  • Chess: Prep – Year 12
  • Creators & Innovators Club
    • Creative Gadgetry: Years 5-12
    • Canterbury Taipans Roboneers: Years 5-9
    • Canterbury Taipans Roboneers Jr: Years 1-3
    • First LEGO League: Years 5-9
    • Sumo Robot League: Years 4-9
  • Debating & Public Speaking: Years 5-12
  • Hephaestus Entrepreneur Society: Senior Students
  • Homework Club: Years 5-6
  • H2GP – Horizon Hydrogen Grand Prix: Years 11-12
  • Kitchen Garden Club: Years 7-12
  • Reading & Writing Clubs: Years 1-6
  • Running Club: Years 1-6
  • Taipan Tutors: Years 7-12
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award: Ages 14-24

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 join the MyCC Canterbury Drone Academy group or contact Mr Christopher Van’t Wout

eSports students

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).

The club welcomes students from Years 5 – 12.

For more information, please join the MyCC eSports group or contact Mr Ben Edwards –

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

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.

The Canterbury Chess Club welcomes all students from Prep – Year 12.

For more information, please join the MyCC Chess group or contact Mr Harley McBeth –

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 Senior 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.

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 Senior 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.

Students apply their knowledge of constructing and programming LEGO® robots to create ‘Sumo Bots’ – strong robots capable of pushing other robots out of the battle ring.

To meet the challenge, groups follow engineering design process steps and consider robot structure, weight and gear ratios in their designs, to make their robots push as hard as possible and to force robot opponents out of the ring.

Robots are tested to determine the best methods, illustrating the interrelationships between design, building and programming.

League members will also learn about data, and utilising sensors to program their sumo robot to stay in the game, while attacking or defending against opponents.

This activity allows students to be creative and have fun applying and combining what they have learned in previous sessions.

Constructing and programming Sumo Bots involves a physical design component and a programming component, thus requiring students to consider multiple parameters and numerous approaches in their designs.

Nevertheless, engineers tackle similar challenges routinely and devise excellent and creative solutions!

Whether designing a program for the Mars Rover or designing to construct vehicles relying on power and torque – such as bulldozers and tractors, engineers follow the engineering design process steps, to create optimal and successful products and solutions for specific challenges.

Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 7:15am – 8:15am at the Digital Hub.


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.

The club welcomes all students from Years 5 – 12.

For more information, please join the MyCC Debating group or contact Mr Jake Compton –

Our Junior School Lunchtime Clubs include:

  • Yoga
  • Running
  • Gardening – Canterbury College 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