Extra-curricular Programs

As well as the wide range of Academic Curriculum offered at WestMAC there is also an extensive extra-curricular program that students can choose to become involved in.

It is through these opportunities that students can develop new friendship groups, become involved in other areas of interest and develop lifelong learning skills that well prepare them for their future endeavours.

If you have any queries, these should be directed to Mr Neil Flottmann, Director of Creative Arts and Extra-Curricular Programs, on 3813 4570.

Australian Air Force Cadets

Students aged 12½ years and older are able to participate in the Australian Air Force Cadets, which has a full rank structure from Cadet to Cadet Under Officer. Flight activities have included bivouacs, special parades, flight shoots and gliding days.

Cattle Show Team

During the school week from Term 1 to Term 3, students from Years 7 to 12 can develop skills during activities at the College’s farm. Students can then be involved in preparing and exhibiting cattle in European, Tropical and British rings at local shows and at the Brisbane Exhibition (Ekka). As a member of the Cattle Show Team, students may engage in both individual and team activities that enable them to develop personal confidence, work ethic, responsibility, resilience and a strong commitment to working in a team.

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Chinese Club

This club, for students in Years 1 to 6, provides an excellent opportunity for participants to further enrich their Chinese cultural experience outside the classroom by participating in activities such as Chinese painting and calligraphy, Chinese drama and dance, hand craft activities and Chinese cooking.

Dance

Students are able to audition for Junior School Dance Crew, Dance Troupe and Dance Company to further develop their skills in jazz, contemporary, ballet, musical theatre and hip hop.

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Debating & Public Speaking

Debating

Students in Years 5 to 12 are involved in developing their confidence and skills in analysing topics and issues, public speaking and debating. Students then apply these skills in a number of debating competitions in Ipswich and Brisbane with successful teams going on to higher levels of competition such as Regional and State.

Public Speaking

Students participated in a variety of public speaking events, including the Ipswich and Rosewood Lions Youth of the Year. Individual
students are encouraged to compete in Rostrum and Rotary Youth Speaks competitions.

Environmental Committee

The Environmental Committee holds weekly meetings for students in Years 5 to 12 to discuss the campus environment and to identify, initiate and fundraise for a range of projects to improve the College environment.

Equestrian Team

Students from Years 4 to 12 are able to participate in the Equestrian Team. The team hosts, in association with
Interschool Queensland, two major events and competes at a number of other events throughout the year. Students go onto to compete at State and National Championships.

Friends of the Farm

Students in Years 3 to 6 who enjoy the outdoors are able to join this activity which involves them in caring for and raising farm animals and plants.

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Music

Students can undertake weekly individual music tuition lessons in singing, most orchestral and band instruments, piano, guitar, bagpipes and music theory. All students are encouraged to participate in an ensemble that is suited to their level of ability.

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Musical

WestMAC has a long tradition of producing quality musicals. Musicals are performed every two years and students are able to audition to be part of the cast, crew and orchestra. Our most recent musical was “THE WIZ” produced in 2017.

Sport

WestMAC is very proud to be a part of The Associated Schools (TAS) sporting competition each year.

  • TAS Sport - Students in Years 7 to 12
  • Junior TAS Sport - Students in Years 4 to 6
  • Representative Sport - WestMAC students featured strongly at Representative Sport across the region, state and nation
  • Interhouse Sport - Students compete for their 'House' within the College in Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country

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Swimming

Heath Ramsay Swim Centre

Western Aquatics Swimming

  • Western Aquatics Club is primarily about creating an environment where every child has an opportunity to build their confidence through doing their best.