Mount Alvernia College offers a broad range of Co-curricular programs beyond the classroom, purposefully designed to help every student discover their unique talents and interests.

 There really is something for everyone, with programs on offer from languages, arts, STEM, technologies and outreach, including competitions in sporting, debating, music and much more.


At Mount Alvernia College, we believe in empowering our students to become effective advocates for the causes they care about. We offer a range of opportunities for students to get involved. These opportunities include:

  • Debating Club
  • Public Speaking Club
  • Chats for Change
  • Brisbane Dialogues Events

Languages & Arts

Students are immersed in a rich and diverse selection of clubs and committees dedicated to nurturing creativity and cultural appreciation. These include:

  • Art Club
  • Art X
  • Camera Crew
  • Drama Club
  • Japanese Club
  • Italian Club
  • Senior Book Club
  • Theatre Sports
  • Writer’s Club


  • Choir: The College offers three choir opportunities for students to engage with. Students commencing Year 7 are encouraged to join our Year 7 Singers to help them develop their skills. The College Choir and Showcase Chorale are also available to our experienced choristers.
  • Franciscan Colleges Instrumental Programme (FCIP): Mount Alvernia College is proudly a part of the forty year strong music program, FCIP. This program, run in collaboration with Padua College and St Anthony’s School, is designed to give our students the opportunity to learn and musical instruments and perform in one of the many bands, orchestras or ensembles that the programme offers.

Liturgy & Outreach

Whether it’s participating in liturgical celebrations, volunteering in local community projects, or advocating for social justice issues, our students have the opportunity to deepen their faith and make a difference in the lives of others. Opportunities in this space include:

  • Cultural Committee
  • Liturgy Committee
  • Outreach Committee
  • Welcoming Committee
  • Peer Support
  • Sprout Squad
  • Mt A Mob
  • Z Club
  • Z Club Leadership Committee


Sport is a vital aspect of the co-curricular program at Mount Alvernia College. Our large range of sports provide opportunities for students to foster their individual talents, while promoting a commitment to their health and wellbeing, now and into the future. We aim to promote excellence through quality coaching and competition.

Students may represent Mount Alvernia College in several interschool sporting competitions. These types of experiences encourage ‘school spirit’ to strengthen friendships and provide opportunities for team building and leadership.

Interhouse sport

As a member of one of our six houses, each student has the opportunity to participate in swimming, cross country and athletics. These activities provide valuable team-building and leadership opportunities; as well as building a sense of community, camaraderie and belonging between girls of all ages.

Interschool sport

Mount Alvernia College is a member of the Catholic Secondary Schools Sports Association (CaSSSA). CaSSSA sporting fixtures are played on Wednesday afternoons at “home and away” and central venues across Brisbane. Following on in the tradition of the Lawn Tennis Association, CaSSSA continues to offer tennis fixtures on Saturdays. Mount Alvernia College offers the following sporting opportunities:

  • AFL
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Netball
  • Rugby 7s
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball

Our girls also have the opportunity to participate in State wide knock out, and other elite secondary school competitions including (but not limited to):

  • Vicki Wilson Netball
  • Queensland Catholic Netball
  • QISSN Netball
  • Q7s Rugby
  • CBSQ Basketball
  • Futsal
  • AFL Schools Cup
  • Equestrian
  • All Schools Touch Football

Representative School Pathway

We are affiliated with North District 10-12 years and North West Independent for 13-19 years. The trialling process will vary between sports. These processes will consider a combination of paper nominations, trailing for districts and/or trialling at regionals. As demonstrated in the diagram below the process is as follows:

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