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Our extensive co-curricular program challenges and stretches our students to follow their passions and develop both expertise and character.

There are a wide variety of co-curricular activities offered outside of the Sport and Performing Arts programmes.


MakerSpace is a place where students can come together to use and learn to use a variety of materials as well as develop creative projects. It promotes learning through tinkering and experimentation – and can be used for a range of activities with changing and flexible educational goals and creative purposes. No bookings are required and students are very welcome to turn up when they can. It is held in the Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) area on the Lower Ground Floor of the Bishop Barry Centre (BBC) on Fridays 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

MakerSpace Years 7-9 (Exclusive workshop)

MakerSpace is launching an exclusive Maker Club workshops just for Years 7-9 students   

Maker Club workshops offer a variety of learning experiences. While one workshop might take students on a tech adventure, another might provide fascinating new woodworking skills. The workshops offer students opportunities to:

Master new skills. With guidance from staff and the use of high-quality equipment in the technology and design space, students have the scope and tools to create exciting projects and learn practical new skills.

Build something epic: Maker Club empowers students to bring their own ideas to life as they design and create projects that they are passionate about and that they can be proud of.

Join a crew of like-minded makers: It’s an engaging space where students can share ideas, collaborate – and have fun – with other students who also love to get creative.

Other co-curricular activities available across the Secondary School

The School facilitates voluntary lunchtime groups where students have the opportunity to explore Christianity and mature in their faith. All students are welcome, regardless of their faith background. Reading the Bible is central to the CRU experience. We yearn to know God through His Word and encourage students to ask questions in the context of a caring and supportive environment. 

Following on from the great success of the taster classes at the end of Term 4 2023, we are delighted to be seeking an expression of interest.  Potential classes on offer:

  1. Musical theatre
  2. Contemporary / Lyrical
  3. Jazz / Hip Hop
  4. Cheer / Acro / Tumbling

Weekly training is followed by competition against other NSW schools.  Competitive rounds commenced in Term 1 and will continue until approx. two weeks into Term 2.  New try-outs and workshops will commence in Term 4. 

  • Year 7 Drama Club will start in Term 3 on Thursday afternoons from 3.30pm-4.30pm.
  • Middle School Drama Ensemble for Years 8-9 will be performing in Term 2.

This homework centre is offered by our EALD specialist staff to support the EALD and international students with targeted English support through group and individual support. International students are mandated to attend this homework centre as a condition of their enrolment. 

Whether students are art students or not; looking to fulfil their Duke of Edinburgh skills; are interested in becoming an artist; or just wanting a welcoming space to gather with other creatives, all students are welcome in Years 7-11. It happens Monday 3:30 – 5:00pm in the Visual Art Rooms, Level 1.  Please note students can sign up for a term and later in the term will be asked for an expression of interest in the next activity in the next term.  However, please note priority will be given to students already participating in Term 1. 

Monday’s 3:30pm – 5:00pm (commencing Term 1 Week 3 – Term 3)

The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is the world’s foremost student competition for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Groups of students engage with engineering and manufacturing disciplines to design, make, analyse, test and race a F1 C02 powered car.

A weekly lunchtime club where students are helped in knitting blanket squares for an Anglicare charity. 

Maths Club is for senior students who are seeking assistance with particular aspects of their maths programmes, assignments or assessments.

This is only open to Year 11 and 12 students. Students are selected for the team who are then trained and enter a knock out competition. 

There are numerous music ensembles that students can participate in, as well as individual tuition.

Open to Years 7-12

Middle School Philosophy Club (Years 7-9) – Friday lunchtime

Senior College Philosophy Club (Years 10-12) – Tuesday lunchtime

Senior Ethics Olympiad (Years 10-11) – May 

Middle School Ethics Olympiad (Years 7-9) – November

Philosothon (Years 8-11) – August and September

The teams train and prepare in the weeks leading up to the competitions.  To try out for Ethics and Philosothon teams, join the Middle School or Senior College Philosophy Clubs.

SACSAchieve aims to provide a self-directed study space to support all St Andrew’s Cathedral School students who would like to receive assistance. This is an inclusive setting that hopes to foster student academic efficacy, with the guidance of expert subject teachers. Students have the opportunity to discuss and receive support for class tasks, assessments and general organisation. Pedagogical strategies to improve students overall academic skills are also encouraged.

Science Club is an innovative and inclusive way for students to consider what is involved in – and conduct – scientific research. They will be able to experiment, learn and explore the working skills that underpin all of the science curriculum Years 7-12.

The Science Club programme aims to bridge in-school and out-of-school learning and foster the development of skills, such as experimentation, critical thinking, and problem solving. Students will engage in a passion project in an area of science that interests them. They will have the opportunity to work collaboratively and / or independently in this endeavour. Students will have the opportunity to develop a scientific poster and report to be submitted to the Young Scientist Competition.

Theatresports: this form of improvised comedy sees teams of participants create a one-three minute original scene. In Terms 2-4, teams of 3-5 students compete in the Theatresports Schools Challenge against more than 100 NSW schools. 

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