Year 12 students at a Catholic girls' school in Canberra were encouraged to film themselves doing sex acts as part of an end-of-year scavenger hunt.
The Canberra Times has viewed a list of tasks written by St Clare's College students as part of the so-called "scav hunt".
It comes after it was revealed a group of students at St Edmund's College, an independent boys' school opposite St Clare's College, participated in a similar activity.
The tasks in the St Clare's College scavenger hunt ranged from harmless dares, such as "make a TikTok" and "pour juice over your head", to sexually explicit acts.
Groups could get points for "making out with someone's dad", taking drugs and alcohol, burning their year 12 jersey, taking naked photos and doing sex acts with other students.
The list stipulated "everything must be videoed unless stated otherwise".
It is understood the students involved in the scavenger hunt contributed money to enter, which was to be awarded to the team with the most points.
One person was shocked to discover their name on the list of tasks, which made them feel objectified and uncomfortable.
It was unclear how many students were involved or which tasks, if any, were completed.
St Clare's College principal Brad Cooney said the college condemned such activities in the strongest possible terms.
"We have heard reports that these lists have been distributed across a number secondary colleges, including St Clare's, and we would be distressed and disturbed if any of our students have engaged in such activities," Mr Cooney said.
"We have emphasised to our students on a number of occasions this year that they need to finish the year with maturity, respect and dignity and to avoid activities that risk compromising these values."
Mr Cooney said the school had taken a proactive approach to supporting its students to avoid choices which minimised their self-respect and that of their peers and the community.
"Our college pastoral care programs at all year levels have a strong focus on healthy relationships and consent. This year we welcomed an expert in this field to the college, who spoke with our year 10, 11 and 12 students about forming a positive sense of self, one that is authentic and not contrived by societal pressures.
"We have been and will continue to be proactive in ensuring our students make respectful and dignified choices and will not tolerate behaviours that compromise these values."
Meanwhile, St Edmund's College principal Joe Zavone said in a newsletter article the people involved in the scavenger hunt had been identified and the school was discerning appropriate actions.
"We must remember that only a small number of students were involved in the event in question in low-level activities," Mr Zavone said.
Mr Zavone said at least two principals had told him of similar activities in their schools this year, but did not name the schools.
Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia director Paul Dillon said scavenger hunts had been going on for many years but the activities included in the lists were becoming more extreme and risky.
"It's all about pushing the boundaries and, of course, it's that those kind of things are encouraging high-risk behaviour," Mr Dillon said.
"The more wild they are, the more points you get for them."
Mr Dillon said students could get into serious trouble if there was evidence of illegal behaviour as part of a scavenger hunt.
However, he said it was important to note the vast majority of young people would not do the more extreme tasks.
Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT executive director Tim Bavinton said the inclusion of sexual behaviour on these scavenger hunt lists could reflect normal curiosity that had not been answered in a comprehensive sex education.
"I'm wondering if this doesn't actually reflect that when those things are done in more constrained or rigid ways that the curiosity young people have about sex, which is developmentally normal at this time in their life, actually plays out in these kinds of ways instead," Mr Bavinton said.
He said there could be a coercive element to sexual behaviour if it was done in order to win a prize or increase their social standing, calling into question whether young people were giving free consent.
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