Extra Curricular Opportunities

There are many opportunities at Avonside Girls’ High School for girls to become involved in the rich fabric of school life. Sporting and Arts & Cultural activities are listed on the following pages.

In addition we have many leadership opportunities for students at all levels. They include:

  • Student Executive – Senior student leaders led by the Head Girl.meet regularly to discuss and plan events to contribute to the life of the school. 
  • School Council – Form class and year level representatives attend regular meetings to discuss issues which are important to students.
  • Arts Council – A committee of senior students promoting arts activities in the school
  • Health and Environment Council – Students who are passionate about our school environment and wider health and environmental issues.
  • Social Council – This is a Year 13 committee which organises the school formal, and runs dance evenings for the junior students.
  • Sports Council – A committee of committed athletes who organise and support numerous sporting and fun activities throughout the school year.
  • House Leaders – Year 10, 12 and 13 House leaders help run the many inter-house competitions throughout the year.


Students at Avonside are encouraged to contribute to the school community.  There are many opportunities for service around the school.  They include:

  • Librarians – Student librarians help out in the library during lunchtimes and organise book clubs, book week, and other fun activities based in the library.
  • SADD – Students Against Driving Drunk.
  • Zonta Club – A community support group which is part of the regional and national Zonta organisation committed to service in the community.
  • Harvest Festival - Each student contributes to a chosen community charity
  • World Vision 40 Hour Famine
  • Otakaro Tree Planting
  • Fundraising for Breast Cancer Research
  • World Vision Child Sponsorship