Thought Sports

The ‘Thought Sports’ available to Canterbury students include: Debating, Public Speaking, Chess, eSports and our Canterbury Drone Academy.


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.

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).

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.

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.