Student Groups

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Access Gazette

The Access Gazette is the student run magazine at Open Access College. The magazine is filled with artworks, creative writing, poetry, articles, puzzles and much more. The team meet once a fortnight to brainstorm exciting ideas, share their work, build friendships, and work together to create the Access Gazette. Students are able to join at any time throughout the year and the Gazette is always looking for student input. If you would like to join the Gazette Team or see your work in the Gazette, please get in contact with us!



Welcome to Crafternoons!

This group is designed for students between years 7-12 who are interested in having some fun while building valuable life skills through craft activities. We meet twice a term, and each session will focus on a different craft that directly relates to a specific skill that can help you grow and develop as an individual.

Whether it's improving your social capacity, building resilience, managing your time, developing conversation skills, or working on teamwork, we've got you covered. Our group is all about getting creative and having fun while learning and growing together.

So if you're ready to get your craft on and develop some valuable life skills along the way, we invite you to join us for Crafternoons!

Contact: and or

Drama Club

Drama Club

Get ready to unleash your creativity and dive into the world of drama with the new Drama Club launching in Term 2.

The club will cover a wide range of topics designed to enhance various aspects of performance. From improvisation and physicality to monologues, comedy, and even musical theatre. Each session promises to be a dynamic and interactive experience, allowing students to hone their acting skills while having a blast.

  • When: Every Wednesday at lunchtime 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • Online: Participants will be sent a WebEx link to the session

Click here to register your interest in the Drama Club

Contact: Ruby Easthope-Swan,

Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons

Are you interested in meeting other students and going on magical quests after school?!

Dungeons and Dragons is a role playing, multiplayer tabletop game where players create a character and explore a fantasy world with new friends. Never played before? No problems. The game is managed by an experienced player and OAC teacher! We call them the Dungeon Master (DM).

In each session you will be taught a skill which you practice in the game. Even this is new for experienced players!

For more information please contact Sasha Miles at:


Welcome to PRISM, a student-run organization that was established in 2019. Our group aims to foster a supportive and safe environment at Open Access College for heterosexual, cisgender, and LGBTQIA+ youth and staff. For information, please see this page: Prism (Previously called GSA)

Monday Social

Every Monday during term time, Youth Workers will organise a voluntary online activity for secondary students to connect with each other. The activities will be based on the interests of the students. The Social Group is open to all secondary students, and they can join at any time and participate at their convenience. The online event will be held from 3-4pm, except on school closure days and public holidays.

Contact: and or

Student Leaders

The Student Leadership Council is for students in years 10, 11 and 12. The group represents the student body at OAC and has an active voice in the school. For more information about this group please see this page: Student Leadership Council



We are a dedicated group that focuses on providing support, resources, and a sense of community for students who identify as gender diverse. This includes individuals who identify as transgender, questioning, gender fluid, non-binary, and more.

Our primary objective is to offer assistance and guidance to gender diverse students, addressing the unique challenges and experiences they face. We aim to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can freely express themselves and connect with peers who share similar journeys.

T+ meetings are held once a term and cater to students in years 7-12. We understand the importance of accessibility, which is why we provide both on-site gatherings and an online alternative, ensuring that all participants can engage and participate regardless of their location or circumstances.

Join us at T+ as we foster an inclusive and empowering community for gender diverse students, offering support, resources, and a space to freely express themselves.

Contact: and or

Last updated: 15 April 2024