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Castle Gardens Primary School, Newtownards
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Extra Curricular

 
 
 

Extra-curricular activities are an important part of life in Castle Gardens as we aim to provide opportunities for children to further their skills or interests outside the classroom.

After School Clubs

At Castle gardens we offer an extensive range of after school for pupils in Primary 4 to Primary 7 that are provided by teachers as well as qualified instructors and tutors.

The sporting clubs that we offer include:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Ju-Jitsu
  • Cheerleading 
  • Gymnastics 

Our school teams participate in local leagues and cups competitions as well as in friendly fixtures.

The creative clubs that we offer include:

  • Choir
  • Languages
  • Cookery
  • Scripture Union
  • Gardening
  • Art

We also offer music tuition primarily for violins, flutes and recorders and we have also been offer tuition for other instruments including saxophones.

 

Block 1 Clubs

This year we have an even wider range of clubs for our children to attend organised into three blocks. Block 1 will run before Christmas, Block 2 will run from January until Easter and a third, shorter block, will run after Easter.

Our after-school clubs are provided in two ways – by an external third party or by teaching staff. Clubs that are taken by a third party organisation will require external registration and payment. Details can be found below with clickable links are available on our website and newsletter. 

Clubs taken by teaching staff will be free for children to attend apart from cookery and art. These two clubs will have a minimal charge to cover the cost of resources. Teacher led clubs are marked with an asterix * below. To register for teacher led clubs, parents should complete the relevant permission notes that will be sent home this week. Some clubs will have limited spaces with signup managed via schoolmoney. Should a club be oversubscribed; priority will be given to older children on a first come first served basis. 

Below are the clubs we offer in Block 1.  A list of Block 2 and Block 3 clubs can be found on our website and registration will be arranged in January. Dates that clubs will run in Block 1 can be found on the rear of this note.

I trust you will find the information below of use but if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.

J Gray

Club

Who Can Attend?

Free?

How to register?

Monday

     

Tennis From 24/9

P2 to P3 pupils, 2pm to 3pm

No

Information will be sent home next week

Tennis From 24/9

P4 to P7 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

No

Information will be sent home next week

Games Galore

P1 & P2 pupils, 2pm to 3pm

No

Information will be sent home this week

Miniversity

P1 & P2 pupils, 2pm to 3pm

No

email study@miniversity.com

Miniversity

P3 to P7 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

No

email study@miniversity.com

Hockey

P4 to P7 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

No

Information will be sent home this week

Drama*

P5 to P7 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

Yes

Permission notes will be sent home this week

Tuesday

     

Football

P3 & P4 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

No

Information will be sent home this week

Football

P5 to P7 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

No

Information will be sent home this week

P7 Revision*

P7 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

Yes

Permission notes will be sent home this week

Art Club*

P2 pupils 2pm to 3pm

No

Register via schoolmoney later this week  

Cookery*

P3 & P4 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

No

Register via schoolmoney later this week

Wednesday

     

Dodgeball

P4 to P7 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

No

www.galaxycoaching.com

Football

P1 & P2 pupils, 2pm. November only

No

Information will be sent home in October

Choir*

P4 to P7 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

Yes

Permission notes will be sent home this week

Lego/Clay

P1 to P3 pupils, 2pm to 3pm

No

https://clayrazy.class4kids.co.uk 

Lego/Clay

P4 to P7 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

No

https://clayrazy.class4kids.co.uk 

Thursday

     

Dance

P1 to P7, various times

No

www.galaxycoaching.com

Scripture Union*

P4 to P7 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

Yes

Permission notes will be sent home next week

Rugby*

P5 to P7 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

Yes

Permission notes will be sent home next week

Friday

     

Ready for Anything

P1 to P3 pupils, 2pm to 3pm

No

Information will be sent home this week

Ready for Anything

P4 to P7 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

No

Information will be sent home next week

Ju-jitsu

P2 pupils, 2pm to 3pm

No

Information will be sent home next week

Ju-jitsu

P3 to P7 pupils, 3pm to 4pm

No

Information will be sent home next week

Block 1 – 10 weeks – September to Christmas

w/c 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th September

w/c 7th, 14th October

w/c 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November

No clubs in the following weeks:

w/c Monday 21st October – parent interview week

w/c Monday 28th October – half term week

No clubs on the following days:

Monday 4th November – Staff Development Day

Last day of clubs will be Friday 29th November

Ju-Jitsu

Contact Stephen Black on 07966964994 to book a place

Miniversity

To book a place email study@miniversity.com or call 07712042222

Building Together for the Future

 

After-School Clubs on Offer

Monday

  • P4 to P7 Tennis
  • P1 to P7 Miniversity
  • P5 to P7 Drama
  • P5 to P7 Hockey
  • P1 & P2 Games

Tuesday

  • P4 to P7 Football
  • P7 Revision

Wednesday

  • P4 to P7 Choir
  • P2 & P3 Football
  • P1 to P7 Dodgeball
  • P1 & P2 Art Club
  • P1 to P7 Lego & Clay Club

Thursday

  • P1 to P7 Gymnastics
  • P1 to P7 Dance
  • P4 to P7 Gardening
  • P4 to P7 Scripture Union
  • P5 to P7 Rugby  

Friday 

  • P2 to P7 Ju-jitsu 
  • P1 to P7 Ready for Anything