At Copperfield College, there are a range of clubs run that students can attend to connect with peers and staff that have similar interests to them. Clubs are usually student-led and supervised by teachers or Wellbeing staff, and all resources required are supplied by the school. Students are encouraged to approach their Team Leader if they would like to start a club.
Some of the clubs currently running across the college are described below. Note that the club timetables change each semester based on staff availability and student interest.
Please contact your Campus Office for an up-to-date timetable.
The ability to work in a team, speak in public, and perform under pressure are all valuable life skills that are fostered on a regular basis though the activity of debating.
Debating affords students the opportunity to test their awareness of the issues that face our community. This involves participating within a team to tackle a topic from either an affirmative or negative point of view, competing against other schools within the Essendon Region.
Students who participate in debating often find it is of enormous benefit to both the development of their leadership, public speaking, and improvisational skills. Debating is multi-disciplinary: debating techniques can be used in all subject areas. its benefits extend through all aspects of the school curriculum.
Formal debates are held 5 times a year, with the opportunity for successful teams to continue competing in state playoffs. All students who are interested in being part of debating at Copperfield should speak to their home campus’ debating coordinator.
The free breakfast clubs run every Monday to Friday 8.00–8.45 am throughout the school year at both Junior Campuses. Breakfast club provides a variety of healthy breakfast foods and beverages. A friendly atmosphere is provided where students are welcome to pop in for a quick juice, Milo or linger longer to sample the hot food, which is freshly cooked, or have a more traditional breakfast of cereal and toast with friend.
Students meet to play of board and card games in a relaxing, friendly environment. Connect 4, Chess, Jenga, Uno and Monopoly Deal are crowd favourites. The end of each term is celebrated by everyone playing a game together like bingo. Students can come in small groups or come alone as there is always a game to join in with.
The ultimate game of strategy! Join the club for the game of kings and queens!
Skittles Standout Group
The Skittles Standout Group runs at Sydenham Campus. The group provides a social space for LGBTQI+ students and allies to meet, connect with one another and talk about issues members face in school and community. Group members can also volunteer to help organise events and campaigns that raise awareness around LGBTQI+ issues such as IDAHOBIT and Wear it Purple days.
Yarn Club is a place where students can get together and learn to crochet or knit. No experience is necessary. Being part of the Yarn Club group is great way to meet with like-minded people around wool craft. Come by yourself or with a group and learn about basic stitches and techniques to start a project. Easy things to make are blankets, face-cloths, beanies, scarves and re-usable market bags and are excellent ideas for gifting to family and friends. Working with yarn is great for mindfulness too.
Each Thursday at recess, students meet to create art in an easy going, and accepting environment. Various media are available to experiment with including watercolour painting, acrylic painting, various markers and fine liners, pastels and crayons and much more. Students are welcome to attend small groups or on their own as there is always someone there to chat and create art with
Maths Club happens every Monday and welcomes everyone from every year level. Students put their maths skills to good use by completing different challenges. They can work as a team or complete the challenges by themselves. Students can also come to maths club if they need extra maths help to understand what they are learning in class.
Creative Writing Club
Through the power of words, anything is possible! The club for sharing works, building your writing skills, and entering exciting state-wide competitions.
Robotics club is a place for students to learn about designing and building robotic systems to compete against other clubs around Victoria and if done well enough around the world. The club runs all year at each of the three campuses during recess breaks, and afterschool in the lead up to a competition. Competitions start at the end of term 2 and go until the end of the year culminating with a national championship in either Adelaide, Sydney or Melbourne.
Maths & Science Mentoring Club
A club where teachers and older students are available to help students complete work or prepare for upcoming assessments.
eSports is a cosy club where students can talk about their favourite games and make new friends to play together. Here students can watch videos, discuss strategies and build their teamwork.
Dance Club is for all students to come and learn some new moves, get moving and have fun! Aimed at beginners, we learn actual combinations, getting to do some different dance styles – students are always surprised at how much they can actually do!
Weights club is a chance for year 9/10 students that are curious about weight lifting but are unsure where to start. It provides a positive space to learn the fundamentals of technique, exercises, and workout plans, so in future, students can enter any gym and feel comfortable.
Mindfulness club is a great opportunity to meet new friends and learn how to manage anxiety and day to day worries. Please come along and enjoy some time to stop, breathe and develop mindfulness skills. We enjoy colouring, drawing, controlled breathing techniques, journal writing, yoga, music and more.