Personal Growth

Our commitment to fostering excellence extends beyond the classroom, offering students a chance to showcase their talents and skills on a broader platform. From academic challenges that ignite intellectual curiosity to artistic and athletic contests that celebrate creativity and determination, our array of competitions provides a dynamic arena for growth and achievement.

At South Oakleigh College we believe that every student possesses unique strengths, and our competitions serve as a vibrant canvas where these strengths can shine. Join us in embracing the spirit of friendly rivalry, personal growth, and the pursuit of greatness as we embark on exhilarating journeys of discovery and success.

Our students have the opportunity to take part in both competitions within the school and interschool competitions.

Our students have the opportunity to take part in both competitions within the school and interschool competitions.

SOC’s Got Talent

An annual competition where students showcase their musical skills and a winner is awarded.

SOC LEGO Masters Competition

Students compete to build a LEGO masterpiece that has the best technical ability and fits the theme the best, judged by staff and students.

SOC MasterChef Competition

Students and staff work in teams to produce a dish to win the title of South Oakleigh College’s MasterChef for the year. They serve their dish to four judges.

SOC’s Performing Arts Carnival

An annual competition where students compete in their schoolhouses in the categories of music and acting. The winning house wins points for the House Cup.

Teacher vs. Student Debating

An annual competition where students take on their teachers at debating in front of a live audience. A winning side and ‘best speaker’ are awarded.

House Swimming Carnival

Our annual House Swimming Carnival allows students the opportunity to compete within their house groups in a variety of house swimming events. From the traditional, freestyle and breaststroke to a number of novelty events.

House Athletics Carnival

Our annual Athletics Carnival encourages all students to participate in a variety of athletic events such as; long jump, shotput and relays. Students collect points towards the house cup!

We encourage our students to take part in competitions with wider audiences.

Some examples of interschool competitions we have taken part in over the past couple of years include:

  • Australian Geography Competition
  • Australian History Competition
  • Chess Victoria Zonal Tournament for Secondary Open Schools
  • Debating Association of Victoria’s Interschool Debating Competition
  • Dorothea McKellar Poetry Competition
  • ICAS Competitions (assesses student’s higher order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling Bee and Digital Technologies).
  • Insight Creative Writing Competition
  • Monash Council’s Speaking 4 the Planet competition
  • Rotary Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)
  • VATE’s ‘A Story in Miniature’ Competition
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