At St Augustine's College, students from Years 3-12 have the opportunity to participate in choirs including: our Junior Choir (Years 3-6), our Middle Years Choir (Years 7-9), our Senior Vocal Ensemble (Years 1-12) and our Show Choir (an elite choir with students from Years 3-12 via audition). Our choirs are also heavily involved in the Religious Life of the College, performing at College masses, liturgies and representing the College at combi​ned parish and BCE events.

School choirs are a wonderful way to promote a sense of participation, confidence and friendship, with such choirs requiring consistent attendance and practice each week to prepare.


Each year, students at St Augustine’s College have the opportunity to participate in the Ipswich Apex Debating Competition. This competition is for students in Years 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 and is designed to give students the opportunity to debate over 4 rounds.​ Debating is a beneficial experience, not only providing students with the skills of writing and delivering effective and informed speeches, but also enhancing self-confidence, teamwork skills and provides the opportunity of meeting students from other schools.

Instrumental Music Program

Instrumental Music is offered for students as an optional cocurricular activity led by College Music Teachers during and before/after school hours. The program includes woodwind, brass and percussion.​ Teachers provide weekly lessons and rehearsals on campus. Parents simply pay for the program costs and instrument purchase or hire. 

Dance Ensemble and Dance Troupe

Students from Year 2-12 are given the opportunity to participate in dance troupe or dance ensemble each year in a range of styles including Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Cultural dance. Students are given the opportunity to audition for these groups in Term 4 and at the start of each year. Rehearsal times occur within school time, however before and after school rehearsals may occur when leading up to a performance or competition. Dance Troupe and Dance Ensemble have many opportunities to perform within the community at Eisteddfods, festivals and outside competitions, as well as at school events such as Whole College Assemblies, Fetes, Arts Night and Masses/Liturgies.

Public Off-Campus Performances

Throughout the school year, classes across the college are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural experiences including: Poetry Competitions, Dance Eisteddfods, Hip-Hop Competitions, Choral festivals and competitions, Spark It Up, Harmony Day, Battle of the Bands and other community festivals. The opportunity to participate in such events relates to other College activities throughout the year.​


At St Augustine's College, students have the opportunity to study Japanese from Prep to Year 9.

Learning another language has been proven to be beneficial, especially for young, developing minds. Some cognitive ​positives include:

  • Enhanced Problem Solving Skills.
  • Improved Verbal and Spatial Abilities.
  • Improved Memory Function (long & short-term).
  • Enhanced Creative Thinking Capacity.
  • Better Memory.
  • More Flexible and Creative Thinking.
  • Improved Understanding of Different Cultures.​​
  • Enhanced Multi-tasking Skills.​
  • Improved Decision-Making., and
  • Better Networking and Career Opportunities.

Cultural Contacts

Mrs Emma Snook​​

P-12 Cultural Leader 

Cultural Timetable Term 1 2023.docx