A number of extra curricular activities are provided for students to commit to during the year. These are purely voluntary but provide students with new experiences and opportunities to work with other teachers, adults and other school pupils. Students are advised via the School Daily notices of the procedure for sign up for the various activities.
A school choir operates termly, practising on a Wednesday morning at 8.30am in the school hall. The choir performs for a number of events throughout the year, both during school time and in the community.
A strong school Kapa Haka group meets every Thursday from 12.45-1.15pm in the school hall. Through waiata and dance, students learn a number of items which are used during school and community events. The culmination of this group is taking part in the St Brigid’s Kapa Haka festival held at a local college venue. Beautiful uniforms are provided for performances.
As a Bronze Enviro School, Churton Park School has a strong emphasis on sustainability and the desire to promote life skills around care for our local environment and planet. Students meet weekly during school time to discuss and take part in a wide range of activities impacting our school and local community.
Supported by a teacher, a small group of students visits Churtonleigh Rest Home to take part in art/craft activities with some of the residents. This is in conjunction with the Home’s recreational officer. This helps the residents and also gives our students an opportunity to connect with older people in our local community. Art activities are usually related to a current theme, e.g. Daffodil Day, Mothers Day.
An experienced dance teacher provides lunchtime dance classes for interested students in the school hall at 12.45pm on a Tuesday. Students explore a range of dance forms, culminating with a performance at the Annual Dance Splash event held in the Michael Fowler Centre. This is always a highlight for many students.
A group of Christian young people provide a fun and Christian-based values programme to students of all age levels in the school hall on a Friday at 12.30pm.
Each term students are able to sign up to an inter-House sporting event run by a teacher and held during the lunch hour. This involves a House working together, supported by their House Captains in a collaborative way to have Year 4-6 students playing together. A sports shield is awarded at the end of each term to the winning House.
Students with an interest in digital technologies are invited to further their knowledge by joining others with the same passion Friday lunch times. During the weekly sessions students have the opportunity to learn from others, as well as teach others what they know whilst undertaking projects in coding.
Auditions are held for students to become a part the Churton Park School Band or music groups. Currently, we have guitarists, bassists, drummers, violins, singers and keyboardists but all instruments are considered. Practices are Monday lunch times with one of our enthusiastic and talented teachers.
Music lessons in drums, guitar, ukelele are provided by the Goodtime Music Bus, who bring a refitted bus to school each Thursday of term time with lessons offered on a timetable over the day. All equipment is provided. Payment is made directly to Goodtime Music Bus and parents are provided with a timetable.
Contact: Goodtime Music Academy