Clubs and Groups
A range of clubs, groups 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.
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
Macarthur has a registered White Suffolk Sheep Stud, Cattle and Poultry on the 7 hectare school farm. The Agricultural Show Team has the opportunity to exhibit livestock at a number of shows throughout the year including the Sydney Royal Show. Students are taught to handle stock, prepare and parade them in the show ring. Over the years we have won many ribbons including Championships at a number of shows.
We encourage students to participate in Junior Judging and Parader competitions at the shows. Over the years many students have been successful and competed at State finals in these competitions.
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.
Macarthur Robotics 9-12
Students from year 9 - 12 work together in a team to design and build robots, solving real world problems. Students are challenged to design, engineer, create and program using a variety of tools and software. These students have represented Macarthur in various community engagements showcasing their robotics skills and have also achieved national success, competing in the FIRST Technical Challenge hosted by Macquarie University.
Macarthur Robotics 6-8
A new program for Macarthur where students from Year 6 - 8 learn programming and designing skills to compete in a variety of robotic competitions. Students compete in the UNSW Robocup challenge along with the First Lego League. Teams of up to 10 students build, program and compete with a robot while learning about a modern problems in science, engineering and work to develop solutions for that problem.
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.
Students interested in all things technical can join the Tech Crew which which supports the music performance groups of the School. These students regularly meet and learn how to use a wide range of equipment from sound, AV, performance lighting, video and many more.
We have many more groups including;
Junior Chess Club
Senior Chess Club
Oasis in the Middle School
Cru Bible Study
Senior Bible Study
Computer Programming Club
Faith in Action - Girls
Guys, Games & God
Drama Club 7-12