The Secondary School students are encouraged to participate in the inter school debating competitions conducted by Debaters Association of Victoria (DAV). The competition gives the students an open opportunity to form teams, work together and learn team spirit. They prepare their speeches on current issues in the society, enabling them to improve and display their public speaking skills as well as their literacy skills. Intra- and inter-school competitions give students an opportunity to enhance their skills and excel in areas beyond academia. EPIC students get a platform to interact with students from different schools and exchange their ideas and views on the world they live in. Years 7 and 8 students are encouraged to attend the Junior Secondary Program (JSP) and are given training prior to taking part in the Junior Competition.
Building Bridges is an inter faith program that is designed especially for Year 10 and Year 11 students. This program involves meeting with a group of Year 10 and 11 students from predominately Christian, Jewish & Islamic schools on various occasions throughout the year. This program focuses on instilling faith and making a connection through interfaith dialogue. This helps Secondary students of different faiths, religions, cultures and values in Year 10 and 11 to develop trust and friendship through dialogue and sharing personal experiences. Personal experiences of life play a decisive role in shaping an individual. Such practice builds respect for each other’s differences and commonalities. These are important qualities of our country into the future.
- Public Speaking competition: Students are provided with an opportunity to participate in Junior and Senior Pubic speaking competitions run by organisations such as Legacy, VCAA and many more.
- Leadership Program
The Secondary School students undergo workshops and training in leadership programs. The school runs SRC (School Representative Council) to be able to prepare the students to become future independent leaders in analysing pros and cons of situations in school and extend their skills in decision making.