Extra-Curricular

Extra-Curricular Activities are an important part of our commitment to provide children with opportunities outside the classroom to develop a skill, spark an interest, make new friends, or try something they never thought they would be able to do.

Introduction

Extra-Curricular Activities are an important part of our commitment to provide children with opportunities outside the classroom to develop a skill, spark an interest, make new friends, or try something they never thought they would be able to do. At St. Ignatius we over a wide range of activities delivered by both our own staff or members of our community ranging from computer programming, sport, debating, music, drama, Scouts, and Girl Guides.

Aims and Objectives

Extra-curricular activities:

  • Allow children to try new activities in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Help build confidence and social skills.
  • Develop a skill which can be transferred to other areas of the school or prepare them for life after school.
  • Encourages children to develop friendships and work co-operatively with children who may be older or younger than them in a mixed group setting.


What clubs do we offer?

Our aim is to offer a wide range of clubs across all year groups. Below are some of the activities/clubs that we offer:

Secondary

Duke of EdinburghWellness Wednesdays
History through FilmSpoken word poetry
Video Game review clubChess, beginner and higher-level competitions
ChoirDrama
Student ambassadorsSport e.g., volleyball, football
OrchestraSea Preach (underwater robotics)
International danceRobotics
Art/Digital art clubAstronomy club
Girl GuidesLanguage clubs
STEM clubAdvanced problem solving
Theatre Aprentanceship SchemeDebating and MOOT club (mock trails)
Mass and Faith clubsModel United Nations

Primary

Retrieval/Quiz clubConstruction club
ChessOrigami
BrowniesCub Scouts
Sustainable developmentItalian Club
Book clubFootball
YogaDrama
Strings MusicRosary Prayer group
Cayman Culture clubFirst aid
Social Skills clubRainbows

Are there any costs involved?

The majority of clubs are free to students and run by our staff. There are some clubs which have an additional cost, and these are often run by external agencies. Payment will be made in advance to the school at the start of the club for the term. The aim is not to make a profit form these clubs, but to cover the costs.

How do students sign up?

In secondary students will sign up directly to the club of their choice. There is no limit on how many clubs a student can sign up for. This is done on Epraise through the activities section under community at the start of each term. If an activity or club is oversubscribed, students will be selected in the fairest way possible and often at random.

Once the activity or club has started, there may be the possibility of joining some clubs if space is still available.

In Primary the parents will complete a form sent to them through the Parent bulletin.

What is the commitment level?

Clubs will run for one term each. The same club may be repeated, but students will need to sign up each term. Once students sign up for an activity there is an expectation that they will attend each session for the full term.

Who to contact?

If you have any questions regarding an activity or club once it has started, please do get in touch the teacher leading the club.

For generally enquires about activities or clubs please get in touch with Mr Conly (james.conly@St.Ignatius.com) who will be happy to assist you.