The Grace College Student Club facilitates the involvement of our residents in all the inter-college competitions and events. They also make sure we have plenty of in-house activities too!

Whether you want to compete in “College Idol”, Athletics or “Dancefest”, there’s something fun and exciting for everyone. The Student Club organises social events such as the “@Home”, Puppies & Pancakes and the annual Ball. The Student Club ensures your residency at Grace is fun, healthy and provides ample opportunities to embrace your competitive spirit. Check out the Calendar of Activities to find out more.

Grace residents automatically sign up to the Student Club as part of the enrolment process. For more information about Student Club, please email

Meet your 2021 Student Club Executive

Ellie Tunstall, Student Club President
Ellie Tunstall (Scoop)


Hometown: Tweed Heads, New South Wales
Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering)
Favourite thing about Grace: The supportive environment of the college and the fact that you can give anything a go.

Heidi McCormick, Student Club Secretary
Heidi McCormick


Hometown: Glen Innes, New South Wales
Degree: Bachelors of Arts / Education (Secondary)
Favourite thing about Grace: Coming from a rural area to a city, I have immensely appreciated the way that Gracies stick together. I love that I can strike up a conversation with anyone in the dining hall, and I’m not afraid to be myself around anyone.

Samantha Cavaliere, Student Club President
Samantha Cavaliere (Brulee)


Hometown: Mackay, Queensland
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Favourite thing about Grace: The community! I love how supportive and friendly all the girls are.

Zara Childs, Student Club Cultural Convenor
Zara Childs (Autumn)


Hometown: Cooma, New South Wales
Degree: Bachelor of Social Science
Favourite thing about Grace: The community. We house a small community here at Grace which is really interpersonal & warm. It helps to echo a more homely environment and allows us to embrace human connection with one another. Everyone is known by name; kitchen staff, administrative team, extended staff and all the residents included.

Mikayla Jensen, Student Club Sports Convenor
Mikayla Jensen (Flarey)


Hometown: Maryborough, Queensland
Degree: Masters of Engineering (Chemical and Bioprocesses)
Favourite thing about Grace: My favourite thing about Grace is having many opportunities to connect with friends through various sports, social and cultural events. This makes college such a diverse, inclusive, fun and nurturing environment.

Rachel Lansdown, Student Club Social Convenor
Rachel Lansdown (Flip)


Hometown: Newcastle, New South Wales
Degree: Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
Favourite thing about Grace: Coming into Grace, I found that the sense of community and friendliness was the greatest thing. Everyone made me feel so welcomed and included, and it was that type of support that I greatly needed after leaving home and moving states by myself. I’ve made such great friends already, and the friendly environment couldn’t be better.

Sally Porter, Student Club Internal Affairs Convenor
Sally Porter (Postie)

INTERNAL AFFAIRS (Fundraising and Merchandise)

Hometown: Ballina, New South Wales
Degree: Bachelor of Psychological Science
Favourite thing about Grace: The Community. It’s so nice to have a community behind you supporting you in all aspects of college/uni life, as well as your own personal growth.

Holly Gardner, Student Club appointee to the Inter-College Council
Holly Gardner (Rosemary)


Hometown: Melbourne, Victoria
Degree: Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nutrition)
Favourite thing about Grace: The supportive network of friends that quickly become a second family. I am so grateful to experience the fun of college and university with such a loving and inclusive community!