Extended Day – additional curriculum activities
Our Extended Day Programme is an extension to our normal school day. It is just one of the ways we make learning fun, engaging and inspiring for all our pupils. It provides the children with a variety of additional activities to our Curriculum. Different extended day activities are offered each term, in Autumn, Spring and Summer.
Our activities increase our pupil’s education, social skills and self-confidence. We have offered specialist external tuition in subjects such as Italian and Spanish, dance, rugby, yoga, horse care, cricket and Bringing the Past to Life, all of which are hands on, fun and exciting activities. The children really enjoy their activities.
Free of charge
Our Extended Day Programme is free of charge for all children from Form 1 to Form 6. There may, however, be an additional charge for external tuition and craft activities.
Below are examples of the activities we have offered or currently have on offer:
- Gardening & Nature
- Indoor Hockey
- Book Club
- Cycling Proficiency
- Mini Tennis
- Board Games
- Homework Club
- Mini Tennis
- School Newspaper
- Forest School
In addition to the above list, there are a variety of new school clubs which are provided for pupils each term.
The Extended Day Programme runs from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday.
We aim to teach children to grow into positive, responsible people who can work and co-operate with others. We do this through planned activities which promote learning, personal growth and development; which includes the wide range of extra-curricular activities and societies that are mentioned above.
Our Extended Day Programme is also part of our ‘hidden curriculum’ or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. A very high standard of behaviour is expected at all times throughout the school. Good manners and self-discipline are encouraged through the excellent example provided by adults, parents, visitors and older pupils.
All of our pupils are encouraged to become actively involved in maintaining a positive attitude to tidiness, cleanliness and safety as part of their personal and social development.