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 4592.
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 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.
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.
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.
Debating & Public Speaking
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.
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.
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.
Photo - 2017 WestMAC Environment Committee Photo Competition - First Place – ‘Red Bishop Bird’, Damian Bellew
Students from Years 4 to 12 are able to participate in the Equestrian Team. The WestMAC team, in association with Interschool Queensland, hosts two major events and competes at a number of other events throughout the year. Students frequently go on 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.
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 one or more of the wide range of ensembles offered by the College, including bands, choirs and specialist instrumental and vocal groups.
WestMAC has a long tradition of producing high quality musicals. Musicals performed by students in Years 7 to 12 are staged every two years, the most recent being “THE WIZ” produced in 2017. In alternate years the College produces a Junior School musical involving all students in Years Prep to 6. The 2018 Junior School musical was “HONK! JR".
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
Heath Ramsay Swim Centre
- The Heath Ramsay Swim Centre is dedicated to inspiriting children to reach their full potential.
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.