Clubs and Societies

A range of clubs, societies and other co-curricular activities are available to students at Macarthur. These activities, which cater for a broad range of interests, enrich the learning environment and build the level of enjoyment students experience at school.

Some activities cater for specific age groups or areas of the School while others have a broader appeal. The most important thing these activities have in common is that students join these groups because they are interested in the activity on offer and because the activities are fun.

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Maths Olympiad

Maths Olympiad is a competition which brings together Year 5 and 6 students from across Australia and New Zealand to solve challenging mathematical problems. Macarthur students compete in the teams and individual category and have achieved great success over recent years.

Year 6 iMovie Group

Year 6 are able to join this group and learn skills in preparing a DVD. They produce a piece of memorabilia, representing a overview of their years at Macarthur for distribution at the end of Year 6.

Model Club

Students from Year 7 to Year 12 enjoy working together on models of various types through the Model Club. Students have worked on such activitiesas diverse as constructing reproductions of castles and painting Warhammer figures. Experimentation with new techniques and materials inconstruction is encouraged.

Agricultural Show Team

Students from Year 7 to Year 12 have the opportunity to join the Agricultural Show Team. Team members learn to groom and lead the angora goats, steers and laying birds housed at the School. These students then have the opportunity to represent Macarthur at local and regional shows and at the Sydney Royal Agricultural Show.

Photography Club

PAMAS is the Photography Club at Macarthur. Students meet fortnightly and share some of their compositions
Regular competitions are held, with a new theme presented every fortnight. Advice and training is also incorporated in the meeting.

The club is supplemented by an online forum where students can discuss photography as well share photos.

Debating and Public Speaking

Debating and Public Speaking opportunities exist for students from Year 7 to Year 12. These students are coached by an experienced staff member who assists them to develop their debating and public speaking skills.

These students have the opportunity to compete in local competitions, against other independent schools and in statewide competitions like the Quota Youth of the Year competition, Sydney Morning Herald Plain English Speaking Competition and the Legacy Public Speaking competition.

Streamwatch

Students interested in the environment can join the Streamwatch group which monitors the health of Cobbitty Creek. These students regularly sample the creek water and make observations on the health of the riparian zone that borders it.