Book Week and Readers Cup

During Book Week, towards the end of August,  the Library organises groups of College booklovers to go over to the Prep classes in Marymount Primary to have fun with the children and act out a storybook. Interactive enactments make it even more enjoyable and the visit is rounded off with small group book sharing. Read more about the Children’s Book Council of Australia and Book Week:  

Readers' Cup is a trivia quiz, for students in Years 7 & 8, based on six books students read over ten weeks. Each year a team of students from the College challenges other schools in the Gold Coast regional Readers’ Cup competition, from which the winners progress to the Queensland finals. A love of reading, an eye for detail and a sense of fun are all that's needed! Read more about Readers’ Cup:

Brain Bee Challenge

The Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) is a competition for high school students in Year 10 to learn about the brain and its functions, learn about neuroscience research, find out about careers in neuroscience and to dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses. Round 1 is a 30 question multiple choice exam held here at the College. If you would like to take part or would like any more information please see Assistant Head of Science, Mrs Baker .


Chess is a popular extra-curricular activity at Marymount. The club regularly meets, and its teams and players compete in a range of competitions. During 2014, 16 Marymount students competed against approximately 150 other students in the Gold Coast High Schools Interschool Teams Chess Competition and the AGCC Chess Championships.

Homework Club

Our Homework Club runs every Thursday afternoon from 3.10 - 4.30pm in the College library.  All students from Years 7-12 are welcome and there is no need to book in; students just sign in when they arrive.  The Learning Support teachers and a Maths specialist teacher supervise and are available to assist students with homework and assignments as needed. Homework Club also provides an opportunity to access the library facilities after school hours and is a great place to meet with classmates to work on group assignments. 

INSIDERS Journalism & Photography

The College has a large team of Student Reporters. Opportunities exist for students of all ages to participate in writing reports for the Gold Coast Bulletin's EDit program, the College Yearbook and College Newsletter. Students interested in photographing, or writing for the newsletter and yearbook, should see Mrs Scott.

Japan Trip

Every second year there is a Japanese trip. This two week trip is open to all students, however students in Year 10-12 studying Japanese have priority. Week one is sightseeing, then week two is a week of homestay and visiting our sister school in Japan. The Japan trip is a great opportunity to experience the different culture and language first hand.​

MUNA (Model for United Nations Assembly)

MUNA is part of an International Rotary project to educate senior high school students on the United Nations organisation and its vital commitment to world peace along with health, education and living standards around the world. MUNA helps students to develop public speaking and debating skills along with the study of the customs, culture and problems of the world's nations.

Delegates attend MUNA wearing the national dress of the country they represent. MUNA challenges our youth to respect and tolerate differences of race, religion and nationalism whilst retaining their own individualism and the best of their national traditions.


The Opti-MINDS Creative Sustainability Challenge is an opportunity for all those with a passion for learning and  problem solving to showcase their skills and talents in an exciting and  vibrant way. It empowers students to think, create and communicate.

Opti-Minds is a six week  challenge process held in Term 3 each year. Participants work in a team and select one of three challenges to solve and present their most creative solution in a ten minute dramatic performance to a panel of judges at the Regional Event.  Winning teams then progress to the State Finals in Term 4.


The STEM cup is an after school Challenge where teams of three battle it out in weekly Challenges for a place at the Grand Final at Griffith University on June 16 2017. This is open to Year 7 and 8 students. We can enter up to 4 teams (12 students) so places are limited. Events start in Week 2, Term 2 and run for 7 weeks. How to Enter: If you have any interest in participating in this or would like anymore information please see Mrs Baker in her office G105 during pastoral or recess before Friday 10 March 2017.​


Senior students studying Chemistry are able to complete in regional, state and Australian Championships each year. The students were coached students during lunchtimes and after school. In 2014 the College team won the Australian title. In 2016 Savanna Brunton, Ashley Pade and Arissa  were Queensland Winners and National finalists. Coach Ms Jenny Webster has coached several Marymount teams through to National level.