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Finding your club at Wesley

For new students, one of the challenges can be finding your ‘tribe’, people who share the same passions as you. At Wesley, there are a wide variety of lunchtime clubs available to help bring students together through a shared hobby or to develop a new interest.

There are a wide range of clubs running this term, catering for everything from eSports, chess, writing and art to strength and conditioning, PRIDE, mindfulness, French conversation, international student groups and lunchtime Chapel. Wesmob, one of our longest running clubs, is made up of students and staff interested in learning about our First Nations people. The campus libraries are always a hive of activity, with puzzles and games, reading areas and even a ‘Read and Rave Book Club’.

Most clubs are established and run by passionate students and staff who volunteer their time. Six years ago, science teacher Dr Helen Faulkner established the St Kilda Road Middle School Science Club to engage the curiosity of Years 5 to 9 students, and it’s been going strong ever since.

Science Clubs are popular at each of Wesley's campuses

‘We need to encourage more young people to maintain their early passion and curiosity about science and to pursue STEM careers in the future,’ said Dr Faulkner, who hopes more of her students will decide to pursue challenging science subjects in Senior School.

Most clubs meet at lunchtime and are complemented by regular House activities organised by the Senior School House Captains and Prefects. Recent events have included House Limbo, House Mario Kart and House Dance.

‘I was new to the school this year, so it was great when a friend invited me along to see what Science Club was all about. Now I’m a regular!’ said Violet, Year 7. ‘It doesn’t matter how much you know, everyone is made to feel welcome, and the older students are happy to share their knowledge.’

With such a variety of lunchtime activities on offer, there’s sure to be a club for everyone!

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