extracurricular activities & sports
Why should children take part in extracurricular activities?
Extracurricular activities have shown many positive benefits in recent research and studies, from teaching children socialisation and team skills, to stress management and health benefits. Letting your child explore various positive hobbies can help them learn valuable life skills. There are many extracurricular activities your child can become involved in, depending on their age and interests.
which extracurricular activities does sacred heart offer?
Basketball in Term 1 and Term 4
Teams play in the Northern Suburbs Basketball Association (NSBA) competitions during Term 1 (Summer Comp, Feb to April) and Term 4 (Spring Comp, Sept to December) for ages U8 to U13. The Club has over 26 teams playing, comprising girls, boys and mixed teams, playing at either Crows Nest or Willoughby Leisure Centre.
Kinders are encouraged to join skill sessions held in Term 4 after school at school. This will help in their preparation for the competition, which starts Term 1 when they are in Year 1.
Learn to be a chess champion!
Learning and playing chess helps children develop their logical thinking and problem solving skills, improves their concentration and focus, while also being a great source of enjoyment. Activities include group lessons on a demonstration chess board or interactive whiteboard, puzzle solving and fun practice games. Students earn merit awards by making checkmates, or by displaying skills and positive qualities, which all good chess players strive to develop.
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If your child is interested in taking part, email email@example.com
For all enquiries, please contact Sydney Academy of Chess on (02) 9745 1170
football / soccer
Football / Soccer in Term 2 and Term 3
Teams play in the Ku-ring-gai District Soccer Association (KDSA) competition during Terms 2 & 3 (first week in April until the end of August) for ages Kinder (U6) to Yr 6 (U12).
In the last season, the Club had 12 teams playing, comprising boys, girls and mixed teams.
Kinder teams are mixed and both girl and boys are enthusiastic to play because it is lots of fun!
Training is held at Middle Head Oval, games are on Saturday at various locations.
Teams play in the Northern Suburbs Netball Association competitions during Terms 2 & 3 (April to August). Last season we had 8 teams!
Children are eligible to play from Year 2.
There is a modified competition for girls aged 7 (Yr 2), 8 and 9, known as “Net Set Go“. From the age of 10 girls play Netball. Training is held at School, weekdays after school hours.
The Young Investigators Science Program with Dr Alana Wylie PhD
Young Investigators runs on a term by term basis with each term covering an exciting new Science topic. The term includes a series of fun hands-on science experiments, activities and demonstrations. Participants will get to create their own experiments as well as try out some fascinating science equipment straight from the lab. All activities help develop skills required for “Working Scientifically” and “Working Technologically” whilst covering various topics of the “Knowledge and Understanding” component of the Syllabus (e.g. physical world, living world, material world etc.).
Sessions are designed to help inspire and motivate the next-generation of critical thinkers by sharing and instilling a passion for science. Ultimately, we want to ignite young minds to think critically, equip them with a problem-solving mindset, and foster an inquiry-based learning culture where asking "why" is encouraged.
To find out more, please visit: www.eyeheartscience.com.au/young-investigators
Sacred Heart DoubleDutch Skipping
HOW LONG: Generally an 8 week program
WHERE: on school grounds
WHAT DO WE NEED? Ropes can be borrowed each session or purchased.
*NB Double Dutch Skipping is not currently in progress.
Spanish classes are on offer from Kindergarten to Year 6
Cost is per term.
Get $100 OFF with a Creative Kids voucher
For more information visit www.inspanish.com.au (to enrol click ENROLMENT)
Fun: full of movement, games, pretend play and songs
Support material: student's workbook, audio files and online group
Small classes: maximum 10 students
Learn to Play Tennis
ANZ Hot Shots Tennis is the fun way for kids to learn how to play tennis at school. Smaller courts, nets, racquets and low-compression balls make learning easy and gives younger players the chance to serve, rally and score right from the first time they play.