Extra Curricular Activities

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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.

Kapa Haka

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.

Churtonleigh Visitors

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.

Inter House Sport Competition

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.

Band and Music Groups

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.

Good Time Music Bus (paid activity)

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

Chess Club (paid activity)

Chess Lessons are available during the year. Contact details for these lessons are Scott Wastney: Mobile: 021 155 7403 Email: kiwichess@xtra.co.nz Website: kiwichess.co.nz