Many of the dedicated staff members of Comet Bay College give up their personal time after school to run FREE Clubs and Groups for the students.
They share their knowledge and passion for co-curricular activities to encourage interesting experiences and learning opportunities for all involved.
Organised by Anne Naylor
The Comet Bay College Radio is broadcast Monday to Friday, every recess and lunchtime.
CBC Radio is a cross-curricular initiative to engage students with the College Motto, “Seek Excellence”, through music and dialogue.
Our presenters are student volunteers who run regular broadcasts, playing music requests and updating students with announcements about activities and events. They encourage students to seek excellence by following the College rules and earning VIVO points.”
Any student is eligible to join, however positions are currently full.
Organised by Jenna Lund
Mondays 3pm – 5pm
Performing Arts Centre – Room 402
Drama builds confidence, develops performance skills, and you have fun whilst working towards a public performance.
The Comet Bay College Coder Dojo was created to allow students interested in learning computer coding to participate in a wide range of coding activities. It provides opportunities to learn coding techniques and create computer games.
The CBC-CD is open to all Comet Bay students from years 7-12 and runs every Monday afternoon (3.00pm to 4:30pm) during the school term at the college. This is a college-run club and as such there is no entry fee. For more details and information contact Mr Elson (Humanities teacher) at email@example.com or Ms Huma (English teacher) or ring the school on 9553 8100.
The Comet Bay College Strategic Games Club was created to allow students involved in the hobby to meet and play games. The club encourages students to actively participate in a wide range of wargames and campaigns and provides opportunities to also learn painting techniques and create scale model terrain.
The CBCSGC is open to all Comet Bay students from years 7-12 and is based around the three principles of Respect, Gamesmanship and Innovation. Students are expected to act with courtesy and respect and play fairly, with good gamesmanship at all times. Students are encouraged to express their opinions, skills and ideas about the hobby while in the club. These principles allow a safe and encouraging environment to practice their hobby.
So far the students have participated in games spanning several genres and include both fantasy and historical gaming. To date the games participated in have included;
– Warhammer 40k
– Viking Raids
– Bar Room Brawling
– Zombie Apocalypse
– Giant Ant invasion (aka THEM!)
– Aliens vs Humans vs King Kong
– Modern African Civil War
– Aliens (like the movie)
– Starving games
– Magic (Card Game)
– Munchkin (Card Game)
The CBCSGC runs every Wednesday afternoon (3pm-5pm) during the school term at the college. This is a college-run club and as such there is no entry fee. If students wish to paint, they are encouraged to bring along their own paints and models, although some paints and models are provided by the club. For more details and information contact Mr Elson (Humanities teacher) at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the school on 9553 8100.
You can visit the official CBCSGC site here
Organised by Mr Olsson
Fridays 3pm to 4pm
This group is for students interested in Mechatronics and real world robotics
Chess is a game of the ages, and for all ages: playing chess helps to improve your memory, concentration, planning and thinking skills. Most important of all, though, is that chess is fun! We know from numerous studies that playing chess improves the social skills, spatial skills, numerical abilities, verbal aptitude, creative thinking, problem solving and reasoning skills of students. Sounds interesting? Then come and join the Comet Bay College Chess Club.
Interested students from all years are welcome to participate in this lunchtime activity. The aim of the Chess Club is simple: whether you want to simply learn how to play, or improve your level of proficiency, then please come and join us every Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime in Room 504 (next to the Library).
Each year Comet Bay College holds an annual Chess Tournament, where we determine and acknowledge a champion for each year group, as well as an overall school champion. We also enter a team of our very best players into the Regional Chess Championship. These competitions are a fantastic opportunity to promote sportsmanship and friendship through a game that people from all around the world have been enjoying for centuries. Come on down and see what all the fuss is about!
Organised by Hari Chilapa
Wednesdays after school from 3pm to 4 pm
Comet Bay College is committed to providing rigorous and challenging extension programs for our students. The after-school Robotics Club is a great opportunity for those who are interested in technological innovation and creative problem solving. The Robotics Club also introduces students to numerous Computer Science Extension programs, and to the field of Mechatronics, which leads into Engineering as an upper school subject.
Owing to generous sponsorship provided by the Schools Pathway Program and supplemented by the Gifted and Talented Program Students, Robotics Club participants are able to use the latest EV3 robots. These robots are wireless devices, and are controlled via various mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, using Bluetooth.
Members of the Robotics Club will ultimately participate in the LEGO League, with Curtin University hosting the state tournament of this global competition. Students will develop higher order thinking and problem solving skills in the process of designing and building robots that are able to complete a variety of tasks, such as catapulting an object into a goal, opening doors, responding to and avoiding obstacles and retrieving and carrying items. In addition to designing the robots to carry out these tasks, students must also apply programming skills to ensure that their robots are equipped with the ability to respond appropriately to dynamic conditions.
Last year was the first time that Comet Bay College competed in this competition, with our students performed remarkably, winning the trophy for the best-designed robot, and finishing second overall of the 27 competing schools. The Robotics Club will be aiming to go one better this year!