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The co-curricular program at The Hutchins School provides students with tremendous opportunities to be involved in the life of the School outside the formal academic teaching program.

From the sports arenas, drama studios, music halls, debating and public speaking competitions, young men at Hutchins can travel a path of self-expression, gaining life time experiences, which will stay with them forever. At Hutchins we provide co-curricular education for all boys including sport, music, performing arts, dance, debating and public speaking, providing a supportive learning environment where individual needs are recognised and met with all co-curricular activities. It is compulsory for boys to play sport from Years 3 to 12. This reflects the spirit and processes of curriculum studies and of character development. These programs support the Guiding Statements, Vision and Mission of our school.

The educative reasons for being involved in the co-curricular program in a school are many and varied. The Hutchins School seeks to deliver an all-round education in keeping with the aims and ethos of the School. The expectation that boys put commitment to the School first derives from the clear value to their personal and educational growth of building collegiality among the boys. Cultural, sporting, and performing arts related activities are an integral part of the holistic education at The Hutchins School, yet supports the formal academic teaching program. ‘What you do matters’ and ‘be the best you can be’ are statements that uphold the Spirit of Hutchins. Get involved, do your best and be yourself.

The School has toured locally, nationally, internationally in a range of sports and activities. Language tours to China through our brother school, Second High School, Attached to the Beijing Normal University, Cricket tours to NZ, South Africa, and England, with Choir, Music and Dance tours to England, Belgium, Singapore and France.

  • Sport


    The Hutchins Sport program offers students a wide range of sports to choose from, combined with carnivals, sports days and inter-House competitions.

  • Music


    The Music Faculty provides a leading program in boys’ music education that is both diverse and inclusive; encouraging a lifelong connection with music through active participation: locally, nationally and internationally.

  • Performing Arts

    Performing Arts

    We offer a dynamic range of activities and performance opportunities for students.

  • Debating


    Students from Years 7 to 12 have the opportunity to compete for the School in debating through the competition run from March to October.

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

    Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

    The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is conducted at The Hutchins School and students in Year 9 and above (aged 14 and over) are able to join.

To learn more about the opportunities we provide for boys to become their best, contact our Enrolments Assistant, submit an online Enquiry form or phone 03 6221 4236. We encourage you to book a tour with our Registrar as this is the best way to see our School in action. Read more…