Extra Curricular Activities
Service Learning Group: This is a Partnership with Anglicare Cairns with a weekly roster among 20+ students who prepare and serve meals for the homeless. The aim is for students to develop empathy and appreciation for the plight of others, and learn genuine care, demonstrated through the act of conversation and service. Students also distribute items from the food bank for guests to take with them. The group plans to perform community service activities with an annual trip to Hopevale.
Rugby League: U18 teams play in an interschool competition on Wednesday evenings and train on Monday nights. They are currently playing in the Cowboy's Challenge School boys Rugby League competition.
U16 Youth AFL Girls Team. This team is open to both Boarding and day students, however it is predominately made up of Peace Boarder students. The team trains every Monday after school and plays in a competition game on Wednesday evenings.
Rosies - Friends on the Street Project: This is a not-for-profit organisation that provides acceptance and friendship to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Peace Senior students help out regularly by providing ongoing support to the project.
Environmental Group: Paper, plastic and metal is collected from around the College for recycling. Other sustainable projects are also initiated, including the design and construction of a butterfly garden, as well as educating students on sustainable lifestyles.
Chess Club: Chess Club runs every Friday from 10.35am - 11.15am for Middle and Senior students. Students can either play, or learn to play, in a fun and friendly environment. As part of the Service Group, some keen Middle and Senior student players have recently instigated a Chess Club with the Junior School on Thursday's at lunch time.
Science Tutoring: Every Thursday afternoon from 3.15pm - 4.30pm.
Science Club: Every Wednesday from 10.35am - 11.15am for students in years 5 to 7.
Maths Tutoring: Every Monday from 3.00pm - 4.00pm.
Duke of Endinburgh Award: Peace Lutheran College has been a centre for the Duke of Edinburgh Award since 2008. The scheme allows students to demonstrate initiative, leadership skills and independent organisation. Students have to undertake a skill, service and physical recreation for one hour per week, for three months, in their free time. The final part of the scheme is undertaking a two-day, overnight, adventurous journey. At Peace, students bush walk, self-sufficiently, in the Barron Gorge National Park. Upon completion of the Award, students recieve an official certificate, medal, a point toward their Queensland Certificate in Education, and a real sense of satisfaction. Furthermore, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award is looked upon favourably by both the National and International Universities during the application process.
Netball Club: Meets every Thursday afternoon in the MPC. The team trains and plays in preparation for up-and-coming competitions, or just for fun. In terms 3 and 4 some of the College teams enter in the Cairns Netball Club competitions held at Smithfiled YMCA.
Public Speaking: The College enters Inter-school Debating and Public Speaking competitions held in Cairns. Students work with their English teachers out of school time to prepare for these events.
Journalism: Budding writers meet on Thursday's and submit articles to the Cairns Post for publication in the weekly "Inspire" segment.
Cricket: The Peace cricket team plays in the Queensland Secondary School Boys Regional Tournament. This is played over several terms. Training takes place before scheduled games.
Cross Country: Training takes place on Wednesday mornings before school. Students train for the school carnival and inter-school carnivals.