Cultural and Community

One of the greatest joys of becoming a member of the Somerville House community is the personal growth that is achieved through participation in the numerous cultural, social and personal development opportunities available. 

Some of our cultural offerings include camps in various year levels, our Chess Program, which is embedded into our Junior School Program, and then continues throughout the Middle Years and Senior School, our Debating Program, and Drama, with a variety of opportunities to perform throughout the year. 

In addition to these cultural activities are numerous social opportunities for students to become involved in service-based activities, literary pursuits, faith-based groups and exchange programs.

Chess

Somerville House offers opportunities for students of all levels of ability and year levels for intraschool and interschool tournaments as well as clinics and workshops.

Christian Fellowship

Somercircle in the Middle Years and Senior Schools and SUPA Club in the Junior School are groups that meet for Christian discussion, service and friendship. Groups meet once a week and also enjoy a variety of social activities and an annual Christian camp with other PMSA Schools outside school hours.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement is a high profile activity in the School, focussing students’ attention on the needs of others. Students can be involved individually or as part of a tutor group.

Debating

Debating fosters spontaneous, logical thinking and builds on the challenges and strengths of being part of a team. The School enters as many teams as possible at all year levels in the Queensland Debating Union Competition.

Drama, Theatre and Musical

Students are able to participate in a range of performing arts activities. Opportunities exist in all aspects of production, including performance, choreography, lighting, sound and set design.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Students (14 years and over) may work towards their Bronze, Silver or Gold award, without time restrictions.

Mooting

At the beginning of Year 12, interested Legal Studies students may be invited to represent the School in the Mooting competition offered by Bond University in the first semester of each year. Year 11 students can also participate in this activity via a QUT offering.

Opti-Minds

Teams in this competition may comprise students from Years 8, 9 and 10 only. Teams choose to compete in one of the five divisions: Language, Literature, Maths, Engineering or Social Science.

Robotics Club

Somerville House Robotics encourages students to combine their creative and technical skills to design, build and program robots for the Queensland RoboCup Junior competition held in Term 3 each year.

School Musical

Each year students from Somerville House team up with Anglican Church Grammar School students to perform in a musical held at either School.

Scribblers

Avid writers from the Middle Years and Senior School may participate in Scribblers, a creative writing group.

Tours

A variety of sports, language, music and community engagement tours are arranged each year.