Secondary Co-Curriculum


Clayfield College offers a wide range of co-curricular activities which can be categorised according to cultural, musical, sporting or service domains. We are committed to providing a suite of opportunities for our students to develop in character, confidence and ability. Snapshots of these are provided here with more details available in the Co-curricular Handbook. 

Cultural and Academic


Secondary (Years 7-12) Artbox offers students at Clayfield College the opportunity to explore visual art making, as part of their co-curricular interests. Each semester, it offers students various media workshops outside school hours. 

Audio-visual crew

Students in Years 7-12 with interest and expertise in photography, sound and lighting can assist with Assemblies and special events as part of the ‘Tech crew’. 

Chess Club

Senior Chess Club is an informal lunch time group for students in Years 7-12 who either play chess or who want to learn. The club meets twice a week at lunchtimes. In addition to western chess, students can play Chinese chess, (xiangqi) and Japanese chess (shogi).

Community Service

The Community Service Group is a student-led group (Years 7-12) committed to encouraging social change on a local, national and global level. While the focus of the group changes each year based on student interest, the Community Service Group ensures that active service and innovation are always central to each activity undertaken. When possible, there is a service trip at the end of the year. These alternate between a Clayfield College facilitated initiative to Amar Seva Sangam in southern India and a World Challenge expedition. Projects undertaken throughout the year relate to the three key themes of education, environment and equality.


Clayfield College enters teams (Years 6-12 students) in the Queensland Debating Union’s competition and in the Brisbane Girls’ Debating competition. The number of teams and the year levels represented depend on the number of interested students. Experienced debaters may also elect to coach a team in a younger year level. 

Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh Award & The Bridge Award (Years 7 to 12)

Empower, Endeavour, Experience, Achieve are the key words to describe the International Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. This challenging and rewarding endeavour for 14 to 25-year olds requires students to complete a program including service, an adventurous journey, skill and physical recreation components. Awards achieved are at either Bronze, Silver or Gold level. It is a flexible, balanced and progressive program which focuses on personal achievement. Duke of Edinburgh Awards are open to any interested student aged 14 or over, and the Bridge Award is for younger students.


Interschool Christian Fellowship (ISCF) (Years 6 to 12)

Interschool Christian Fellowship (ISCF) is a group which supports girls from Years 6 to 12 in their Christian faith. The group meets at lunchtime and provides an opportunity for students to explore their faith in a relaxed environment. The group also organises opportunities for students to have fellowship with students from other schools through interschool socials and camps. All students in Years 6 to 12 are welcome to join ISCF regardless of religious affiliation. 

She Can STEM

Years 7-12 Students who are interested in STEM or wish to pursue a STEM related career are able to participate in a range of activities. These include incursions, excursions, STEM competitions, STEM career talks and in school STEM projects. A STEM calendar with all activities will be released each semester. Time and dates will be advised early in the year.

Titration Club

Students in Years 10-12 who are interested in extending their Chemistry skills are invited to join the Titration Club. Members practise and hone their titration skills and take part in the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute Titration Competition held in May each year. The aim of the competition is to encourage students who enjoy Chemistry – especially practical Chemistry – and to recognise those who are becoming proficient. 



There are two unauditioned choirs in the Secondary School at Clayfield College that are open to all students. There are two smaller auditioned choirs for the students looking to extend their singing skills. Each choir has multiple performance opportunities throughout the year.

Clayfield Choristers

Years 7-9 students are welcome to participate. 

Senior Choir

Years 10-12 students are welcome to participate. 

Ciao Bella

Students in Years 7-9 who sing in Clayfield Choristers may audition for this choir, which is a small chamber choir where students can develop their vocal skills and are challenged to sing in multiple parts. 


Students in Years 10-12 may audition for this choir which is Clayfield College’s premier vocal ensemble. Students in this ensemble are challenged with difficult repertoire and develop their chamber choir skills.


The band and string ensembles at Clayfield College cater for each level of students’ musical development. Students learning at the College or externally are welcome to audition for a position in an ensemble. Each ensemble has multiple performance opportunities during the year.

Beginner Band

Students in Years 5 and 6 are given the opportunity to start learning a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument. In Term 1, they learn the basics of how to play their instruments in small groups. In Term 2 they combine to form the Beginner Band.

Wind Orchestra

Band students at an intermediate level rehearse and perform in this ensemble. All students who have been in Beginner Band for a year automatically move to Wind Orchestra the following year.

Symphonic Winds

The College’s advanced wind orchestra for woodwind, brass and percussion students. 

Big Band

For advanced brass, percussion, saxophone, guitar and keyboard students to expand their musical skills in a mixture of genres. 

Paganini Strings

An intermediate string ensemble for Secondary students and Primary students of at least Grade 3 standard. 

Viotti Strings

Clayfield Music’s premier string ensemble for advanced string students. 

Chamber Ensembles

Chamber Ensembles include String Quartets, Faure Flutes and a Percussion Ensemble.


Clayfield College secondary students are able to participate in a wide range of sports.

Artistic Gymnastics

Years 7-12 students: multiple teams are entered into the following divisions: Year 7, Open, A, B, C and D grade.


Years 7-12: one team per age group.


Years 7-12: teams fielded are Open, Senior A, Senior B, Senior C, Senior D, 10A, 10B, 9A, 9B, 8A, 8B, 7A, 7B.


Years 7-12: teams are Open, Division 1 and 2.

Cross Country

Years 7-12: ten runners per age group.


Years 7-12: teams are Open, Intermediate, Junior. 


Years 7-12: teams are Open, Junior.


Years 7-12: teams are Open, Senior A, Year 10, Year 9, Year 8, 7A.


Years 7-12: teams fielded are Open, Senior A, Senior B, Year 9, Year 8, Year 7.


Years 7-12: one team per age group.


Years 7-12: teams fielded are Open, Senior B, Senior B, Junior.


Years 7-12: teams fielded are Open, Intermediate, Junior.


Years 7-12: teams fielded are Open, Senior A, Year 10, Year 9, Year 8, Year 7.