One of the greatest joys of becoming a member of the Somerville House community is the personal growth that is achieved through the many cultural, social and personal development opportunities we provide.

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

There are also numerous social opportunities for students to become involved in service-based activities, literary pursuits, faith-based groups and state, national and international tours.

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 Senior School 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 promotes the joy of giving and doing.  Students will have the opportunity to become involved in service learning through several philanthropic endeavours.  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 several competitions, including the Queensland Debating Union Competition.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

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

Opti-MINDS

Opti-MINDS is an inclusive team challenge which empowers students to think, create and communicate. Teams in this competition may comprise students from Years 5 and 6 in the Junior School, and Years 8, 9 and 10 in the Senior School. Teams choose to compete in one of the five divisions: Language, Literature, Maths, Engineering or Social Science.

Robotics

Robotics allows to students consolidate algorithmic thinking, creativity, computer programming and problem solving skills in a fun and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to combine their creative and technical skills to design, build and program robots. Opportunities exist to compete at District, State, National and International competitions.  

Musical and Drama

Students are able to participate in a range of performing arts activities. Each year students from Somerville House team up with Anglican Church Grammar School students to perform in a musical held at either School. Other opportunities exist in all aspects of production, including performance, choreography, lighting, sound and set design.

Tours

A variety of sports, language, music and community engagement state, national and international tours are offered to students.