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 over the year and has regular practices. The choir performs for a number of events throughout the year, both during school time and in the community.
School Kapa Haka meets weekly. 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 are involved in and encouraged to discuss and take part in a wide range of activities impacting our school and the 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.
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.
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 during 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