Get more involved and open the door to more opportunities
Extra-curricular activities are an excellent way to build lasting friendships, confidence and make the most of your school years. We offer a range of activities for students wanting to get involved.
Music and performing arts
GRC Stage band - Jazz program
GRC Stage band - resident on Oatley Campus. Jazz program for intermediate to advanced players:
- open to students from all GRC campuses
- annual tour - competition
- workshops - performances in local community and school events.
- Rehearses every Wednesday from 4:15-5:45 pm
Directed by Angela Pryce
2019 tour to Big Band Blast, Australian School Band and Orchestra Festival - Silver Award, performance at Cronulla Spring Fair
GRC combined concert band
GRC Combined Concert Band. Wind band program that combines the concert bands from each campus.
- open to all players
- students participate in their weekly campus concert band, then meet 3-4 times a term for combined rehearsals
- performances at school and local events
- rehearses at Oatley campus, 3-4 times per term.
Directed by Angela Pryce
Australian School Band and Orchestra Festival - Gold Award, Oatley Lions festival performance
- HSC Showcase
- Annual Senior Drama Production
- 'In Concert' Choral series
- Music 2 Concert evenings
- Lunchtime concerts
- Schools Spectacular
- Excursions to see theatre performances, live TV studio tapings, music performances
- Drama workshops in Physical Theatre, HSC texts and devising
Debating and Public Speaking
Students at GRC Oatley have the opportunity to participate in an after school debating and public speaking club in terms 1 and 2 where we work together to develop skills in argumentation and impromptu speaking skills. Students participate in the Premiers Debating Challenge and the Plain English Speaking Competition. These competitions allow GRC students to hone their opinions and meet students from other schools who share a passion for expressing opinions in a powerful way.
GRC Oatley Senior Campus provides a range of opportunities to cater to a diverse array of interests and talents. There are many opportunities for students to represent GRC Oatley Senior Campus in the competitive NSW Combined High Schools Knockout Competitions as well as other Inter School activities. Participating in extra-curricular activities is an excellent way to make the most out of attending school.
- Cross Country
- Rugby League
- Touch Football
NSW Schools Titration Competition
The NSW Schools Titration Competition is a quantitative analytical competition open to NSW students currently enrolled in Senior Chemistry studying towards the Higher School Certificate. The competition operates at a number of school and university venues throughout the State, attracting over 1200 students from across NSW each year.
Students compete in teams of three and, in ninety minutes, must complete a set of acid-base titrations to determine the unknown concentration of a weak acid. The team’s score will depend on the accuracy of the work of its members. The best score wins medals for the team. They may then be invited to participate in the National Competition later in the year.
NSW Chemistry syllabus links
The Competition is well aligned with the New Chemistry Syllabus. Competition entry can be used to satisfy 1.5 hours of practical experience and contribute to NSW Chemistry syllabus skills outcomes CH11/12-3, CH11/12-5 and knowledge & understanding outcomes CH11-9, CH12-13. It can also be used as a formative or summative assessment for a depth study.
The aim of the competition is to accurately determine the unknown concentration of an acid by using titration techniques. The performance of a team is determined by its total score which is a sum of the scores achieved by each of the team members. The closer a team member is to determining the correct concentration the lower the score. Thus, lower scores are better.
The following may be received from the competition:
- a medal for each member of the winning team at a venue
- a certificate of Excellence for a team with a score of 100 or less
- a certificate of Merit for a team score of between 100 and 200
- a certificate of Participation for a team score greater than 200.
In addition, a team with outstanding performance may be invited to the prestigious Royal Australian Chemical Institute National Titration Competition.
Each year at Georges River College Oatley Senior Campus, we enter 5 teams into the NSW competition, where we score favourably against other schools. In fact, for the last 14 years we have consistently scored better than most other comprehensive high schools. We have also managed to get at least one team into the National competition for the last 10 years straight.