Student Groups

Please note this page is being updated - groups listed below were active in 2022 and may not have been confirmed for 2023.

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!

Contact: tbc

Craft Circle

The Craft Circle, held twice a term for secondary students, is a social group for students who are interested in learning how to knit and participating in other creative endeavours. Teachers and students will have the opportunity to learn and help each other along the way. You can join the group at any time and if you find you don’t love crafts, you can also leave at any time.

Contact: tbc

Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh is for students aged 14 or older. The internationally recognized award is completed through a combination of individual and collaborative activities both at home and on site. Students will work towards four key areas including Skill Development, Physical Recreation, Service to Others and an Adventurous Journey. It is a great opportunity to connect with your peers, make friends and help out your community. Completion of the award can contribute towards SACE completion. Duke of Ed has specific requirements so that you can link what you do to your SACE, however you are able to join at any time throughout the year.

Contact: tbc

Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

GSAs are student-run organizations that unite LGBTIQA+ and allied youth to build community and organise around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. For information about Open Access College's GSA, please see this page: Gender and Sexuality Alliance

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: [email protected] and or [email protected]

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


For students who identify as transgender, gender fluid and non-binary. Purely a social group for students to meet with other young people and connect. Teachers and staff will look at various activities that students would like to participate in. Held once a term, Trans+ will be both onsite with an online alternative for students in year 8 through to year 12.

Contact: tbc

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!

Sessions begin Monday Week 1, Term 2.

If you are interested in joining us, please have your parent fill out the registration form:

Click here to register for Dungeons and Dragons

For more information please contact Sasha Miles at: [email protected]

Last updated: 24 March 2023