Extra-curricular activities

Your child can choose to join in extra-curricular activities which complement students’ learning and support the academic curriculum. These activities are enriching opportunities for students in K-6 to further their interest in a wonderful range of pathways. These optional activities normally incur a fee.

Music Ensemble

Music is a personal and emotional experience that gives children valuable social skills as integral members of our music ensembles.

From Year 3, students are welcome to join our Junior and Senior Music Ensembles. We rehearse on Tuesday mornings before school with our ensemble leader from Evergreen Music.

Ensemble members will develop musical ability, performance techniques and confidence performing in public events like school events and the Warringah Mall Schools Showcase.

It is an expectation that all ensemble members receive private tuition for their instrument. No music experience is necessary to join our Ensembles.

Chess                                                

Flex your brain muscles and learn chess at lunchtime Chess Club for Stage 2 and 3. Classes are run by an external provider during one term each year.

Choir

Students can volunteer to join the parish children’s choir and sing at both the parish and school masses. Children rehearse regularly and sing at the parish ‘Families Come Gather’ Mass on the third Sunday of each month.

Drama

Explore your interest in performance in our weekly drama club, open to students from Years 3-6. Students enjoy being creative, imaginative and building their confidence, guided by a qualified drama teacher.

Public speaking

Build confidence and public speaking skills at St Kieran’s public speaking club. Students participate in the annual Bear Pit Competition which is a public speaking competition run by our local MP. In this competition, students in Stage 2 and 3 present speeches on designated topics with one winner from each stage being selected to visit Parliament House in Sydney to compete against local students.

Students in Year 6 also take part in Diocesan Public Speaking competition.

Representative sport

Fly the St Kieran’s flag as a representative at inter-school sport gala days. Offered to children in Years 3-6, we compete at Gala Days in the Peninsula Community of Catholic Schools. Training is held to prepare our athletes in sports including, rugby league, cricket, soccer and netball.

During the year, teams also compete at one day competitions organised by sporting bodies such as the Peninsula Community of Catholic Schools & Manly United (soccer), AFL Auskick, Milo Primary Schools Cricket competition and invitational netball carnivals.

Talented students between the ages of 8–12 also have the opportunity for selection in Peninsula Cluster and Diocesan Representative Teams for swimming, athletics and cross country.

Robotics

Each class at St Kieran’s participates in a one day intensive workshop run by Robokids where students are introduced to coding to manipulate the movements of robots.

After school classes are offered to students interested in expanding their knowledge of coding. These classes are offered one afternoon per week to different age groups throughout the year.

Science Club

Every Thursday before school, we ignite young minds with hands-on science experiments. Run by Eye Heart Science, our young scientists focus on a different topic each term. Science Club is a great way to encourage a solution-focused mindset and critical thinking. It’s an activity where asking “why” is encouraged as we probe deep into the way things work.

Lunch Clubs

Students have the option of joining a variety of lunch clubs that take place throughout the week. These range from Library Club, Tech Club, Song Club and occasionally a Garden Club.

 

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