Cabra Dominican College Established 1886

Beyond the Class

Opportunities Abound

Extra-curricular Activities


Sport is an important aspect of the College's life for many.  Students may participate in cricket, tennis, softball, volleyball, basketball, netball, squash, swimming and athletics.

Debating and public speaking are offered to students from Years 7 to 13.  Dance and Drama are encouraged from Year 6 with opportunities to explore Liturgical dance, Breakdance, Latino, Rock'n'roll, etc.

All Middle School students enjoy class Music, while individual instrumental tuition is available to all students.  The College encourages participation in a wide range of choirs, vocal/instrumental ensembles, the College bands, school musicals and camps.

Many students join committees, social justice groups and other specific purpose groups - eg, the Student Representative Council (SRC), the Chess Club and the School Magazine committee.  Other students offer their skills to younger students as peer tutors or coaches/umpires of sporting teams.  The College also encourages students to participate in interschool activities - eg, Tournament of Minds, knockout sporting competitions, Robocup, Theatresports, etc.

Community Living Week is also an integral part of our College ethos.  In the last week of Term 1, all formal classes are suspended as students, teachers, parents and helpers engage in activities as diverse as camping, bushwalking, orienteering and mountaineering through to cooking classes, art classes, jewellery making, surfing or travel to Melbourne, Canberra, Tasmania or Kangaroo Island.  These activities are designed to encourage experimentation and initiative in fields not previously embarked upon and promote better relationships.