As well as academic study students have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sporting, cultural and extra-curricular activities. Team sports, individual sports, debating and music are all available to students. There is a full school production every second year with recent shows including, Gumshoe and Alice and Wonderland. There is a strong involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award scheme with around 70 students enrolled each year working to achieve their awards. Since 2010 twenty four students have gained their prestigious Gold Award.
The College is divided into four houses, Clutha, Kawarau, Nevis and Pisa and there is a strong sense of pride in competing for the House Shield. Regular house competitions take place in such activities as athletics, swimming, tug of war, haka, cross country, pavement art, chess, dodgeball, indoor soccer, and house quizzes.
Students have many opportunities for leadership positions. As well as a traditional prefects, student council leaders and house captains the College has an active peer mentoring and peer support team.