Kokoda 2022

This year we have another 12 48km Kokoda Challenge Teams taking part in the Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge in the Secondary School, taking place 16-17 July. Our preparation with the extreme weather and covid complications has been somewhat disrupted, but the students and teachers are ready for the challenge, hiking through the night it what will most probably be sub-zero temperatures. Of the 48 students participating, we have:

  • 13 Year 12s
  • 14 Year 11s
  • 13 Year 10s
  • 7 Year 9s
  • 1 Year 7

So far we have trained every Monday afternoon and Wednesday during Sport. Additionally, we have been on three Friday Night Hikes between 20-28km, and are participating in a gruelling excursion through the mountains of the Kokoda Challenge track at the end of the term.


This year sees our first Junior School Teams entered in the 30km Sunshine Coast event, which competed on the 18 June. Students enjoyed the experience, as did the teacher leaders. 30km is a long way for little legs! We’re sure these students will take on the 48km challenge in the near future.

A large part of the Kokoda Challenge Program that complements the training and other responsibilities is fundraising. Every year, students raise money to support the Program as well as providing funds to the Kokoda Foundation, which helps at-risk young people. This year we are on track to raise approximately $16000, with over $10000 going to the Kokoda Foundation.

Many thanks to all staff involved as team leaders and support crew – it’s a big commitment and the College thanks you for this.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our major sponsors, as well as sponsors who have kindly donated prizes for our Mega-Raffle.

Major Sponsors:

  • Higgins Coatings
  • Algester Sports Club
  • Australian Beach Resin
  • Tactile Learning Centre
  • GC Plumbing\
  • DG Building Concepts
  • HTA Global

Raffle Sponsors

  • The Cruse Family
  • The Sala Family
  • Brisbane Broncos
  • Mella Beauty Studio
  • Cream House Café
  • Impressive Dumpling
  • Zone Learning
  • Charcoal Champ Chicken
  • Auslaw Partners
  • Security Screens
  • Future Plus Education
  • ACEC Education Group
  • Kirst Hellmech Photography
  • Matt Stone Racing
  • Brad Jones Racing
  • It’s All About You Massage
  • Savvy Hair and Beauty