Ignite their strengths and talents.

While strong academic performance is important, at Ormiston College we believe an individual’s social skills and self-confidence are just as vital for success. At Ormiston College we also know there are many intangible factors that have a substantial effect on students becoming happy, resilient and well-adjusted lifelong learners, ready and prepared to take their place in the world.

The College offers an extensive variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that complement the academic program, giving students outstanding opportunities to develop into well-rounded young men and women.

Clubs and Activities

eSports

The eSports program helps students learn about teamwork, effective communication, leadership, maintaining a positive mindset, as well as online safety and online etiquette. In the Makerspace and Design Studio, students in both our Junior School and Secondary School compete with other schools in their weekly competitions.

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STEM Club

The aim of our STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering) Club is to build on the great work that occurs in our classrooms by providing an opportunity for keen students to extend their understanding, skills and confidence in the areas of computational thinking and coding; digital technologies, robotics and use of devices; the inquiry model of Science; and the world of making and engineering.

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Robotics Club

Students participating in Robotics Club investigate the design of educational robots. Students are immersed in fundamental engineering concepts and are given the opportunity to develop new skills in computer programming. Robotics Club supports and encourages greater student interest in scientific and technological skills through hands-on creation, allowing the expansion of their social, intellectual and problem-solving abilities. Students in Robotics Club work towards the State Robocup Competition.

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Chess Club

The Ormiston College Chess Club is coordinated by accredited chess coaches. A College staff member works alongside the coaches and students to support the development of strategies, tactics and the etiquette of playing chess. The Chess Club caters for students of all abilities and ensures students are provided with opportunities to develop at a pace appropriate to their level. The Ormiston College chess teams are able to compete in interschool competitions, commencing in the Novice Division.

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Debating

The Junior Secondary School teams consist of Year 7 students and they compete between March and August while the Senior Secondary School teams, consisting of students in Years 8 to 12, compete between June and October. The teams work together during lunch times to develop their strategies. Student debaters learn many important skills that are transferrable into other areas: exploring ideas, developing arguments, articulating opinions, building confidence, being able to think on one’s feet and becoming a good public speaker. Teams work to out-talk, out-think and derail the opposition’s argument.

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Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an internationally recognised program which aims to motivate young people aged from 14 years to become involved in a challenging journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Each young person is encouraged to look at themselves, their interests, abilities, and ambitions, then set themselves challenges in the four different sections of the Award (Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey).

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