Although each PMSA school is unique and individual, schools share with each other their collective values as well as knowledge and expertise to enhance the educational experience across all schools.
All four PMSA schools – Brisbane Boys’ College, Clayfield College, Somerville House and Sunshine Coast Grammar School – regularly come together for social and spiritual gatherings and staff development and training. They also work together throughout the year at a staff and student level to enhance student experience and learning.
Some examples of ways students at PMSA schools combine together include those below. To see some of the latest student activities, please visit our Student Activities news page.
PMSA schools regularly collaborate for Inter-School Christian Fellowship (ISCF) camps, socials and educational meetings.
Each year, Brisbane Boys’ College, Clayfield College and Somerville House combine for a Year 12 Careers Conference. Held annually before tertiary applications are due, the careers day gives students the opportunity to hear from a number of professionals – including past students – about the highs and lows of a range of jobs, industries and professions.
Each year, the new school captains and vice captains from our four PMSA schools gather for lunch to meet, share ideas and collaborate. In addition, BBC and Clayfield College emerging Year 11 student leaders join together a Leadership Retreat to develop leadership, public speaking and team building skills.
Choir and music opportunities
School choirs and music ensembles regularly combine and collaborate to perform. Each year, Clayfield College and Brisbane Boys’ College combine their choral talent, together with the Australian Army Band, to lead the singing at the ANZAC Students’ Ceremony in ANZAC Square. Conducted every year the day before ANZAC Day, hundreds of south-eastern Queensland primary and secondary school students participate in a very moving and solemn commemoration observance.
PMSA schools also combine for musical workshops, to perform with the University of Queensland ensembles and to support each others’ Speech Nights and other performances.
Clayfield College and Somerville House inspirationally start the 2019 debating season each year with a friendly debate which also raised funds for charity.
In addition to organised sporting competitions arranged through organisations such as GPS and QGSSSA, junior boys from Clayfield College and Brisbane Boys’ College in Prep to Year Two join together twice a year for a friendly fun day.
Annual Leadership Lecture
The PMSA Annual Australian Leadership Lecture promotes thought and debate among our emerging leaders on important social issues, particularly around excellence in Australian leadership. Primarily held for our emerging leaders – the more than 500 Year 12 students attending our PMSA schools – as well as their parents and education mentors, this lecture is a part of the Year 12 journey at a PMSA school. Click the image to see who is speaking at this year’s Annual Leadership Lecture.