Clubs. Finding Your People
Avila College’s extensive co-curricular program provides students with enriching learning experiences beyond the classroom and the opportunity to develop skills, contribute to the community, interact with like-minded peers and discover new talents.
Each lunchtime, before and after school, the Avila College campus is a hive of activity as students engage in their co-curricular pursuits. From robotics to writing, drama and coding, there is a club to suit every interest. Avila also encourages student voice, so if there’s a co-curricular activity that you’d like to develop with others then we’re always happy to encourage your passions. Simply speak to Avila’s student leadership team.
Junior Drama Club
Junior Drama Club is open to all Year 7 and 8 students and designed for Avila students who simply can’t get enough drama in their lives! It is full of fun group activities, drama games and even more drama games! Fun, imaginative and entertaining, members have the opportunity to express themselves and also meet and interact with other students.
The Arts Club
Run at lunchtime by the Art Captains, this lunchtime activity group provides an opportunity for students to embrace their creativity across a variety of mediums, whether it is a club project or themed activity.
Each week a group of students get together to knit, sew, stitch, design and create handmade objects. Many of the poppies created for Avila College’s Remembrance Day Poppy Project were sewn in Craft Corner.
Another chance to get crafty and meet other students, the Crochet Club offers the opportunity to learn new skills and create colourful patterns and projects.
The Avila College Book Club members share their reviews and recommendations while discussing different books and stories. The Book Club also has guest speakers, plans events like the excursion to The Melbourne Writers’ Festival and gets involved in competitions and other activities that promote the library.
Quill & Ink Writers Guild
Designed to provide Avila’s budding writers with a platform to workshop and publish their creative work, the Quill & Ink Writers Collective provides inspiration, guidance and feedback. Students also have the chance to participate in the Book in a Day competition, edit the Avila yearbook and see their words in print.
Young Vinnies offers a forum for students who want to put their faith in action and make a meaningful contribution to the local community. Students undertake a range of projects throughout the year including the Winter Appeal and Sleep Out at School for the Homeless whilst also participating in volunteering activities and building awareness of how to assist local communities.
Founded over twenty years ago, the Avila Reconciliation Group is still going strong. The Rec Group, as it is commonly known, brings to light the issues facing our Indigenous communities and is committed to building awareness within our community. It’s aim is to educate and advocate for our indigenous communities. Throughout the year the group organises school events for awareness days such as Proud Race and Close the Gap Day.
Public Speaking & Debating
Avila College has a long and proud tradition of debating and public speaking with students working as a team and developing their ability to communicate articulately and with confidence. Students have the opportunity to compete in a range of competitions including the Debaters Association of Victoria, Lions Youth of the Year, Rostrum Voice of Youth Competition and the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Competition.
Avila College’s Stage Crew play an integral and important role behind the scenes of our school’s major events and performances. From operating light, sound and special effects from the control box to moving sets on stage, these students work backstage to keep everything running smoothly and safely, learning technical skills along the way.
Year 9 and 10 students have the opportunity to work in teams and be mentored by scientists and academics in the STEM field to design, research and develop a STEM innovation with a real-world application.
Students have the opportunity to learn how to program robots, problem solve, develop their logical thinking processes and explore different programming languages.
Catch Up Corner
Supervised by a Mathematics teacher, Catch up Corner runs every day and offers all students a chance to catch up on any work or to further discuss a Mathematics topic.
Early Morning Fitness Club
Join other students at sunrise in the Avila College gym for a brisk, active and fun start to the day with the Early Morning Fitness Club.
Avila College gymnasts train together and compete against other school teams. The interschool gymnastics competition includes a range of levels so students of all abilities and experience can participate.
The Avila Cross Country Team starts training in Term 2. All students can join in, get fit together and then try out for the squad to represent Avila in competitions.
Sport at Lunchtime
Every student has the opportunity to be active at lunchtime using the sports equipment bin available on the outdoor courts. This includes a range of equipment and games for students to enjoy. Also throughout the year there are special events such as National Health & PE Day where a walk-a-thon and Just Dance activities are offered.
With over 14 sporting codes on offer for interschool competition (including SCSA), Avila students can try out and join a range of different sport teams on the court, field and in the water.