Extra Curricular

Clubs are run on a variety of days by both our teachers and external providers. Throughout the year we make sure that all age ranges from Foundation Stage (Reception) to Year 6 get an opportunity to take part in an out of hours club.

Children and families are informed about clubs on offer through our weekly newsletter. A variety of different clubs are offered each term and include things like multi skills, indoor athletics, Gaelic football, netball, yoga , badminton, maths club and choir.

The clubs are always very popular with the children and enjoyed by all.

Below, you can read about all our non-sporting clubs. For details of the sport-related clubs we offer, please see our separate Sports Clubs page.

Choir

The Abbey School Gospel choir is made up of a group of children from Year 2 to Year 6.

Choir practices are made fun and the children are encouraged to use various techniques when using their vocal talents and are given the opportunity to sing solo or as part of the choral. The children enjoy performing a variety of music ranging from Gospel, Christian Rock to pop music and songs taken from musicals such as Oliver and the Lion King.

The Abbey School Gospel choir play an important part in the school. They lead the praise and worship at Masses and at sacramental services and perform at many music festivals and events within the local community.

A CD has been produced in a professional recording studio, capturing the many talents of all the children involved in the Abbey School Gospel Choir.

Choir practices are held on Monday evenings from 3.15pm to 4.30pm. There are no auditions required for those children wishing to join the choir. If you are in Year 2 to Year 6 and enjoy singing, simply come along and join in the fun!

Football


Football club led by Mr McTernan.

Throughout the Spring term, Year 2 have been taking part in a football after school club.

Led by Mr McTernan the children developed their skills of ball control, passing and shooting.

Rangers


Some of our rangers giving their own grown produce to our cooks.

Each lunchtime a group of Rangers tend our school garden and vegetable patch.

Our Rangers are expertly led by Chris, our Senior Lunchtime Supervisor, who supports and guides them with top tips.

Our Rangers have successfully negotiated a budget for resources and are hoping to get a greenhouse for use during the winter. The Rangers have successfully grown a wide variety of vegetables which have been used by our school cooks - they were delicious!

Science Club


Making periscopes in Science Club.

"Each Monday we go to Science Club. We did lots of fun experiments, like making ice-cream, spaghetti and marshmallow towers, periscopes, parachutes and electrical circuits.

We learnt lots of new things. We learnt that salt, ice and milk can make ice cream without putting it in a freezer. We also learnt how to make our own switches in a circuit. We learnt how to make periscopes accurately.

Some weeks we had some visitors that were science or engineering professionals who helped us. We had lots of fun."

by Sarah and Rajiv, Year 3


Some mad scientists led our after school Science Club in the Autumn of 2011.
 
It was very exciting learning about the universe and solar system with Professor Super Nova!

Tag Rugby

Throughout the Summer Term our Year 5 and 6 boys and girls take part in a Tag Rugby club co-ordinated by Mr Crowhurst. We take part in both Kingsbury SSP and BCSSA competitions for this fantastic British Sport.

 

HSBC Bank


Year 6 running our bank branch.

Every Monday afternoon in term time, our school becomes a branch of the HSBC Bank.

Year 6 children apply for the positions within the bank: manager, assistant manager and clerks. They are then short-listed and interviewed.

All children in Key Stage 2 can open a bank account. This is just one of the ways we prepare our children to achieve economic wellbeing.