Toowoomba East State School Chess Club is held weekly during the lunchtime. The club participates in the Toowoomba Individual Chess Championships and the Toowoomba Teams Chess Championships.
The players can be either boys or girls from years two to six. Special consideration can be given to younger players. Players can be beginners or experienced. The students play and learn the rules and moves of chess in a supportive environment.
In 2017 Toowoomba East State School had a robotics program for interested year five and six students. The program involved programming Mindstorm Lego NXT & EV3 robots. This culminated in the students competing at the regional Robo Cup held at the University of Southern Queensland in July and the state Robo Cup at the Universtiy of Queensland.
Due to resourcing and time constraints, numbers are limited. The successful applicants are selected based on their OARS maths data and classroom science results.
The program is run during lunchtimes.