Cocurricular activities are an essential part of a child's success in achieving their best
Our Cocurricular and Clubs Program
Chess Club operates on Wednesday morning before school begins. Students in Prep to Year 2 meet as a junior section and students from Years 3 - 6 form the senior section. The students are supported each week by coaches from Chess Ideas and participate in Interschool chess competitions throughout the year.
Knitting Club is held in Term 3. Students have a great time each Wednesday lunchtime, learning knitting skills from grandparents, parents and staff in the Library.
Art Club runs in Terms 2 and 3 and is very popular. Students enjoy spending their free time working on individual and group art projects and many of these are displayed throughout the school and at the Art Show.
French club gives an opportunity for children to start learning French. They enjoy a practical and fun introduction to French conversation concentrating on key vocabulary through singing and speaking. Students in Years 4 to 6 practise their lessons at a local French-themed cafe once a term, where they are able to try out their phrases with the staff!
Italian club gives an opportunity for children to learn Italian. The emphasis is on conversational Italian, learning vocabulary and common phrases used in restaurants, on holiday, whilst shopping etc.
Computer coding is run after school by an external provider Invent the World, who offer computer courses for children from Years 3 to 6 based around programming, engineering, robotics and game design.
Communication and Drama Club
Communications and Drama is offered after school to combined Years 2 and 3 and Years 4 to 6 groups. All staff are qualified International Speech and Drama teachers who have a strong belief and respect for students to be confident, positive communicators with a love and understanding of drama and the performance crafts.
This after school class introduces children to gymnastics and shows them the benefits of building strong foundations through gymnastics skills. It is run after by former Olympian and world champion, Ashleigh Brennan. Gymnastics is a fun and challenging sport that builds strong foundations and fundamental movement patterns, as well as coordination and partner work. It is also provides a great foundation for other sports and activities. Classes are divided into Kindergarten, Prep, Years 1 - 2, and Years 3 - 6 groups.
Karate enhances personal development in many ways and increases personal confidence, learning self-defence skills whilst enjoying game sense skill work. This club is offered by an external provider, Art of Defence, on Tuesday and Friday lunchtimes.
Girls’ Club is held on Wednesday lunchtimes during Terms 2 and 3. All girls from Prep to Year 6 are invited to attend. The purpose of Girls’ Club is to encourage cross-age friendship within the school and provide girls with an opportunity to enjoy various craft activities with their friends.
Homework Club relieves pressure on busy parents, helping out with the weekly homework routine. Tutors assist children with their homework tasks, using it as an opportunity to fill any gaps in knowledge and teach important study skills. Parents receive a weekly report, detailing everything their child has done each session. Offered for students from Years 3 - 6, enrol at www.activelearning.al
Latin Club aims to inspire a love of languages through teaching children about the rich history and mythology of the ancient language. Sessions involve a mix of exercises, stories and games, combined together as a fun introduction to basic grammar and vocabulary. Monday for Years 1 to 3 and Wednesday for Years 2 - 6. Bookings and enrolments at www.activelearning.al
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. The mindfulness program runs on a Thursday lunchtime providing a quiet, safe and supportive environment for children to relax and to feel happy. Children participate in a modern mediation using the "smiling mind" app-based program and enjoy activities such as yoga, boxing, colouring in, origami, gratitude box/challenges, making stress balls, bubbles and many more engaging activities.
Children from Years 2 - 6 develop their netball skills on a Monday lunchtime. Children participate in skill development, improving technique and learn about strategies to improve game play. Activities are engaging for children and involve cooperation, teamwork and sportsmanship.
For more information about our cocurricular program contact Reception on 9866 3540 or firstname.lastname@example.org