Come join us for some social or practice games on the Wednesdays at the Main Campus (Room A07 & A08) and on the Thursdays at the East Campus (Room V2.6). McK Chess Club is totally free for everyone and no signup is required. Simply show up and play!


Important note: No food is allowed in the A-block rooms. Also, the club usually won’t begin until 10-15 mins into the 1st half of lunch, so please eat your lunch first then come to the chess club.


McK Chess Grand Prix EAST CAMPUS 

Registration open!

The McK Chess GP is a multi-round, multi-divisional chess tournament organized by the McK Chess Club and it is designed for those who want to play chess competitively. The registration for the TERM 2 EAST CAMPUS event is now open. 


To register, go to the official 2023 McK Chess Grand Prix website: click here But be quick, there are only limited places available.


McK Chess Grand Prix MAIN CAMPUS (update)


Meanwhile, the McK Chess GP Rapid & Blitz event at the MAIN CAMPUS is into its final week. Participants in all three divisions will complete their regular rounds this week, before the top few players are invited to the play-off for this mini-event on Friday 17 March. To follow all the results and the GP ladder at the Main Campus, please go to the official website.

Sandy Law

McK Chess Club


On Sunday 5 February, the McKinnon Pride Club participated in the Midsumma Pride March in St Kilda. 


The event began with all the students, teachers and participants meeting up at the Ian Johnstone Oval. We got to meet a whole bunch of other schools, social groups and youth groups before the march. It wasn’t too hot compared to last year and the weather wasn’t rainy either. 

After the first wave, we walked down Fitzroy Street for the march, where we ended up in Catani Gardens. There was music, food trucks and other fun things. We sat under an umbrella and listened to music for a while. There were many people with many awesome costumes. 

We got frozen drinks and walked to the Victorian Pride Centre. It has very cool architecture and also an awesome bookshop where my friends and I purchased some stickers.


Mika Bergman & Edie Zalchendler

Year 8 and Year 9 Students