Performing Arts at Mt Maria



The Cultural co-curricular programs offer numerous activities for students to participate in and are offered to all students alongside the Sporting and Musical co-curricular activities offered.

We know that every student has many and at the very least one special gift, talent or interest to uncover during their secondary schooling.

Many successful people attribute their love for their work or profession to first experiencing it at a school based co-curricular activity.

Most programs are free of charge and students who actively participate typically experience better academic results and enjoy more satisfaction with their overall learning.

All students are invited and encouraged to participate in at least one or more of the co-curricular programs offered.

The benefits for students are numerous, including:

  • ​Providing a safe place for students to try out and discover new talents or interests

  • Building confidence through trying new activities and experiences

  • Experiencing breadth and depth in all subject areas

  • Allowing students to socialize with students from different year levels

  • Creating a balance between academic and sporting endeavours

  • Opportunities to make new friends through common interests

  • Building working relationships with students and teachers outside the classroom

  • Working with others in real world settings ie. as part of a team or group working towards a common goal

  • Keeping students busy and engaged in their learning

  • Showcasing excellence within the College community

  • Offering all inclusive opportunities where diversity of talents is accepted and celebrated

College Co-Curricular activities:

  • Jamming for Justice – monthly performances at Enoggera place working with the Social Justice Committee

  • Performances at assembly and at P & F events (College Markets / Cultural Events)

  • Optiminds Challenge Team

  • Debating Team

  • Inter-house Chess Competitions

  • SHAKE FEST – QLD Youth Shakespeare Festival – in conjunction with shake & stir theatre co

  • Theatre Sports – compete against other schools

  • Performance Group​ – Performance tours to primary school fetes and under 8’s events

  • Book Week activities / trivia / dress up / competitions

  • Open Day attendance and support

  • Vinnies Vintage dress up day – in conjunction with social justice group

  • Country Day - raising funds for QLD farmers

  • Class Clowns

  • Film Competitions

  • Lions Youth of the Year

  • Readers Cup Challenge

  • Musical production (every 2 years)

All activities are free of charge unless otherwise stated.

If you’d like to discuss your child’s involvement in any of the cultural programs or would like more information, please get in touch.  We are committed to helping every student find a co-curricular activity.

Ms Kath McBride-Hellewell
Cultural Program Leader