A vibrant and challenging co-curricular program provides every St Columba’s girl with the opportunity to develop beyond the classroom.

Co-curricular participation supports our students to develop perseverance, commitment and self-discipline, while nurturing interactions between students across different year levels, interests and even other schools.

Our co-curricular programs:


Students are encouraged to engage in all the St Columba’s College has to offer. Through Sports, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Music, your daughter will have endless opportunities to engage with the College and her peers as she builds positive relationships and a greater sense of self.

Participation in co-curricular and College activities, go towards the Bronntanais ó Dhia recognition program.

Sports Co-Curricular Opportunities

  • SCSA Tennis
  • SCSA Football
  • SCSA Soccer
  • SCSA Athletics
  • SCSA Hockey
  • SCSA Netball
  • SCSA Swimming
  • SCSA Volleyball
  • SCSA Basketball
  • SCSA Cross Country
  • Nunan Cup Tennis

Visual Arts Co-Curricular Opportunities

  • Kick Arts
  • Life Drawing

 Performing Arts Co-Curricular Opportunities

  • College Musical
  • Junior Production

Music Co-Curricular Opportunities

  • Big Band
  • Rock Band
  • Senior Band
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Cello Ensemble
  • Chamber Brass
  • Flute Ensemble
  • Clarinet Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Junior Percussion
  • Senior Percussion
  • String Quartet
  • Senior String Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Junior Choir
  • Senior Choir
  • Speech Ensemble
  • Combined Chamber Choir

At St Columba’s College your daughter will also have the opportunity to take private music, speech, drama and dance classes. See Below to find out more.


Forging connections with the wider community is a cornerstone of the St Columba’s College learning experience for all students. Through our co-curricular and justice programs, and events and activities, your daughter will enjoy opportunities to get involved, inside and outside of the College, that help build an understanding of cultural and environmental diversity, and service to others.

Participation in programs and College activities, is recognised by the Bronntanais ó Dhia program.

Opportunities available

  • Just Act Group
  • Justice Response Action
  • Student Wellbeing Action Group (SWAT)
  • Environment Club
  • Year 7 lunchtime Activities
  • Backstage Crew
  • Charity Run
  • Knitting Club
  • Bahay Tuluyan Bike Ride
  • Edmund Rice Tutoring
  • St Vincent de Paul Soup Van
  • Caritas Ambassador Program
  • Liturgy Assistant
  • Indigenious Perspective Group
  • College Tour Guide


Students may also develop their skills via additional programs and activities such as Debating, LOTE poetry, inter-school Mathematics, Science and Humanities competitions and Book Club. Students are notified of these opportunities via class teachers and the Student Bulletin.

Recognition Program – Bronntanais ó Dhia

Bronntanais ó Dhia means Gifts of God

We are each born with a unique set of gifts. This is God’s choice for us. It is not of our doing. However, God does expect us fully to use our gifts for the good of the community. We are to respect different gifts as God-given.

What is the Spirit’s special gift to you?

Voices from the heart

Students who immerse themselves in all that St Columba’s has to offer have the opportunity to apply for embroidered badges as part of our Bronntanais ó Dhia Program. The program recognises the commitment and contribution that students make to St Columba’s College and the wider community.

The various activities and events fall under three categories: Engage, Connect, Learn, which are the three pillars of our Learning & Wellbeing Framework.

Once a student’s application is approved, she is acknowledged at a College Assembly and she may have her badge embroidered onto her blazer pocket.

Private Lessons

Private Music, Speech And Drama
Private music and drama classes are held onsite but our highly qualified team of teachers. These lessons will extend your daughter and develop her skills in performing arts. She will learn to master her instrument, read music, recite scripts, build her confidence and become the best performer she can be.

As an extension of the Private Performing Arts program, Private Speech lessons are available to all students from Years 7 to 12. The program is designed to help students develop skills in speaking in public as well as gain confidence in discussion and every day speech situations. The course focuses on effective and fluent reading, exploration of prose, poetry and drama, movement and mime to develop imagination and drama skills to aid communication strategies. The program encourages clear speech, covers the technique of voice production and the development of effective speech habits. Specific objectives include the development of a varied range of vocal tone, self-esteem, confidence, imagination and creativity.

Private Dance
Our private dance program is run by Linda Henderson Dance (LHD), and is designed to build on and promote your daughter’s dancing. Private dance classes are held onsite in the Nicholson Hall, after school.