Student Leadership & Social Justice

Cabra students are invited to get involved in extra-curricular activities, to enhance their skills, friendships and overall wellbeing. The list of options is extensive and includes activities linked to sport, music, arts, philosophy, language, photography, science and maths.

The more involved in the college students become, the more opportunities they will have to meet others and make new friends. There is an incredibly broad range of activities available at Cabra which can enrich your time at the college and make it more enjoyable.

Student Leadership

Student Leadership is an integral part of the Cabra community and provides formal opportunities for students’ voices to be heard, enabling them to participate in shaping the community to which they belong. It celebrates the gifts, talents and contributions of students as they serve the school community.

Student Leadership at Cabra nurtures, challenges and affirms young people. Mentoring for skill development, confidence, understanding of self, and insight into the attributes of effective leadership, is continuously lived. In this way, our Student Leaders continually grow through the support of the community around them, as well as being empowered to be agents for positive change in the wider community.

Each of the leadership positions below are filled by two leaders; one female and one male in each.

St Mary’s Unit Captains

Year 12
  • College Captains
  • College Vice Captains
  • Mission Captains
  • House Captains (Moore, Kavanagh, Boylan, Murphy)
  • Sport Captains
  • Music Captains
Year 7 – 11
  • Year 11 House Captains
  • Year 10 House Captains
  • Year 9 House Captains
  • Year 8 House Captains
  • Year 7 House Captains 

Social Justice

Through our Student Leadership program, our student leaders inspire their peers and teachers alike with their commitment to social justice activities and standing in solidarity with those marginalised in our community. Most notable is the genuine desire of Cabra students to understand the causes of injustice and how they might contribute to building a better world for everyone. Each year our students support Caritas’s Project Compassion and the Vinnie’s Winter Appeal, while also focussing on issues within our school, such as sustainability, and issues in the wider community, like rights for refugees. In our daily lives at Cabra, the commitment to social justice is also evident in the many ways that our students allow and encourage their peers to be themselves and welcome those who are new to our country, our neighbourhood and our college.

Music

We offer a diverse range of musical experiences for students of all year levels, abilities and interests. Learning an instrument and participating in ensembles enables students to develop skills on their chosen instrument(s)/voice from specialist tutors and directors, whilst further developing skills such as organisation, creativity and self-confidence. The co-curricular music program provides an opportunity to meet other students who have similar musical interests and participate in college performances, competitions and trips. From ensembles and choirs, to whole school musicals, students are encouraged to develop their artistic abilities in a variety of settings.

Boys Chorus
Cabra Chorus
Festival Choir
Cabra Show Choir
Soul Train (a senior jazz choir)
Harmony (a senior jazz choir)

Brass Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble
String Ensemble
Wind Ensemble

Big Jazz Band
Wire Choir (an electric guitar-based band)
Rock Bands
Concert Band

Beginner Drum Corps
Junior Drum Corps
Senior Drum Corps
Sticks Training

Production Crew

Orchestra
Combined Choirs

Private Instrumental Lessons

Contact the Music Office at music@cabra.catholic.edu.au or on 8179 2406

Academic Challenge and Enrichment (ACE)

  • Debating
  • Mock Trial
  • Public Speaking
  • “Write a book in a day”
  • Australian Mathematics Competition
  • Tournament of Minds
  • Chess
  • Knitting Club
  • Biennial College Musical
  • Ethics Olympiad
  • Sustainability Club
  • World Scholars Cup

Sport

Students participate in a wide variety of sports across a range of ages and ability levels, making full use of our two ovals, a suite of courts and Caleruega Hall, our double court air-conditioned gym facility.

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis

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Contact the Sport Office at sport@cabra.catholic.edu.au or on 8179 2415

Camps and Trips

Students can also be involved in a myriad of travel experiences such as World Challenge, immersion trips to Japan, Italy, South Africa and Indonesia and ski trips. Each year we enjoy our whole-school Community Living Week, which sees all students and staff engaging in a variety of experiences, including: retreats, conferences, camps, day adventures and tours. These experiences are often some of the most memorable of their school days, and serve to deepen and extend their physical, social, emotional and spiritual selves.

Aside from these activities, students have the opportunity to be involved in:

  • Sporting Carnivals
  • Catholic Schools Music Festival
  • Knockout sport
  • Lunchtime activities
  • St Dominic’s Day
  • Masses, liturgies and celebrations

 

 

 

 

Enrolment

Cabra Dominican College welcomes applications from all families seeking a Catholic education for their children.

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