Robotics aims to get students excited about innovation and technology whilst developing their teamwork and technical skills in a fun and exciting environment. The students participate in two competitions each year – Robo Cup Junior and First Lego League. This involves building and programming robots to compete in a game of soccer, to negotiate an unseen obstacle course and to rescue a victim. The robots are also designed to dance and perform to music; and to compete head-to-head in a large scale, project based, timed competition.
Chess is held once a week and the students participate in at least two interschool tournaments leading to State Finals. During the weekly sessions, the students start with a chess lesson delivered by the chess coach which involves posing a chess problem or a demonstration of a famous game. Following the formal lesson, the students put their learning into practice, playing chess under tournament conditions.