At St Kieran’s there are a number of extra curricular activities available to students from years K-6. These activities are designed to challenge and stimulate all learners so that they may succeed and showcase their talents to the best of their ability.
Children are able to join the band from Year 3 and need no previous experience. Band involvement can benefit children in many different ways.
Apart from developing musical ability and performance techniques, children gain valuable social skills by becoming an integral member of an ensemble.
St Kieran’s has a junior and a senior band run by Evergreen Music. The bands rehearse on a Tuesday morning before school. It is an expectation that all band members receive private tuition for their instrument.
Students at St Kieran’s participate in the annual Bear Pit Competition which is a public speaking competition run by our local MP. Through this competition, students in stage 2 and 3 prepare and present speeches on designated topics with one winner from each stage being selected to visit Parliament House in Sydney.
Students in Year 6 also take part in Diocesan Public Speaking competition.
Public Speaking is integrated into each year group through Talking and Listening.
Young Investigators Science Club
Eye Heart Science has designed the Young Investigators program to make science more accessible, engaging and relatable. Students in Kindergarten through to Year 6 can register in the Thursday morning Before school class. Lessons run for 60 mins.
The program is designed specifically for children aged 5 to 12 to provide them with hands-on opportunities to explore, develop, and experiment with critical thinking and problem-solving.
The program aims to build a sense of community among future problem solvers and to develop sought-after scientific thinking skills through experiential learning, in a safe experienced environment.
- The Young Investigators Program covers a new Science topic each term. Participation and engagement throughout the term earns participants badges. Badges are collected and displayed on lab coats as a proud reminder of achievement and skill.
Interested students in Stage 2 and 3 are offered the opportunity to participate in a lunchtime chess club over two terms. These classes are run by an external provider.
Each class at St Kieran’s participates in a one-day intensive workshop run by Robokids where they are introduced to coding to manipulate the movements of robots.
After School classes are offered to students interested in expanding their knowledge of coding.
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.