There are a number of extra curricular opportunities for learners at Freemans Bay School. Information about activities is included in our school newsletters which come out fortnightly, as the activities become available.
Freemans Bay School Sports Teams
These teams play their games away from school, so require transportation to and from the venue. These teams also require parent supervision, or parent managers and/or coaches. We can arrange to share transportation from the school to the venue with other team members, if transportation is an issue.
Winter Season Netball
As part of our extra-curricular, after-school activities at Freemans Bay School we offer the opportunity for children in Years 1-6 to play Saturday Netball.
This year we have three teams playing in the Netball North Harbour ANZ Future Ferns programme at Glenfield College (60 Kaipatiki Road, Glenfield, Auckland 0629). We have one Year 1 & 2 team, one Year 2 team and one Year 3 & 4 team.
Thank you so much to our volunteer coaches for these teams: Dawn, Deliah, Parveen, Gabby & Pierre – we couldn’t do this without you!
We’re looking forward to updating our Sports at FBS blog once their games start in Term 2.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Annette:
Activities Available During School
Skills of Soccer with Billy Harris
Year 2 – 4 students
Billy is a full time soccer coach and ex-All White player, and is returning to Freemans Bay School with his lunchtime soccer programme in 2021. The class is for boys and girls – whether they’re beginners or hotshots. The class is good for co-ordination, confidence and ball skills, and is designed to give every child lots of touches and be heaps of fun. The cost is $75 for 10 weeks, beginning 4th May until 6th July.
Kapa Haka (English Pathway)
We are currently looking for a Kapa Haka tutor. Once we have found someone, we will update this information.
Private Music Lessons
Private music lessons are held at school during school hours, and are taught by a number of itinerant music teachers. We currently have lessons for drums, keyboard, and mixed instruments. Please contact Lewis Eady on 09 524 4119 or through their website.
John Faulding provides private guitar lessons on Thursdays. If you would like to organise lessons, please contact him on email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rope Skipping with Po Kwok (Term 2)
Thursday lunchtimes starting in Week 2 (13th May) through to the end of term
Year 4 – 6 students (minimum of 12 students for classes to start)
Po has a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education and Sports Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is a certified rope skipping coach from the Hong Kong Rope Skipping Association. In the programme the kids can learn some fun jump rope tricks for individuals, pairs and in group long rope. it is definitely a great sports for developing coordination, agility and stamina. Rope skipping requires very simple equipment; all you need is just a rope, and a pair of sport shoes.
Cost is $40 for 8 weeks – an additional cost of $10 applies for your own beaded rope, especially made for jump rope with tricks. Please complete this form to enroll: Term2 Rope Skipping Years 4 – 6
Volley Ball with Po Kwok (Term 2)
Monday lunchtimes starting in Week 2 (10th May) through to the end of term
Year 4 – 6 students (minimum of 12 students for classes to start)
Po has a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education and Sports Science from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and is a member of the Auckland All Stars Volleyball Club. The class is for boys and girls – whether they are beginners or pros. The class is great for developing quick reflexes, hand-eye coordination and jumping. Po will familiarize students in the fundamental skills of volleyball with lots of fun activities.
Cost is $40 for 8 weeks. Please complete this form to enroll: Term2 Volleyball Years 4 – 6
After School Activities
Auckland Rugby League Game Changers After School Sports Programme (Term 2)
Thursday afternoons from 3:15 – 4:15pm starting in Week 2 (13th May). This programme runs for 6 weeks.
New Entrants – Year 6 students (minimum of 15 students for classes to start)
Game Changers is a non-contact sports programme that incorporates a wide variety of sports and is designed to give young people the opportunity to experience outdoor activities through enjoyable games. The Auckland Rugby League Development Team will be delivering sessions that are structured around fun and inclusiveness. Auckland Rugby League would like to confirm that all children are invited, regardless of playing and sporting ability.
There is no cost to this programme. We do require a minimum of 15 students to go ahead and there is a maximum of 30 spots available. First in, first served. Please complete this form to enrol: ARL Game Changers Afterschool Sports Programme Registration Form
Drama With Tessa
Tuesdays – ages 5 – 8, after school until 4pm
Thursdays – ages 8 – 11, after school until 4pm
Tessa is an experienced drama teacher and a professional actor. Her classes are popular and fun, building the children’s confidence, trust and skills. Please contact her for further details.
Mob: 0272 916529
Home: 09 3601985
New Entrants – Year 3
Mondays 3:00 – 4:oopm on the top courts.
Playball is a specialised sports and movement programme which makes learning sport easy and fun while covering a range of different sports skills including: throwing, jumping, catching and all round coordination. Playball is an introduction to 8 different sports: Football, Basketball, Netball, Cricket, Baseball, Tennis, Hockey and Rugby.
To sign up for lessons, email email@example.com, or phone 022 369 2522, stating your child’s full name and class.
Junior Robotics (Year 0 – 4) Tuesdays 3:15 – 4:45
Motorised Lego (Yr 0 – 6) Mondays 3:15 – 4:15
BRICKS 4 KIDZ® programmes are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. Our programmes provide a safe, relaxed learning environment where initiative is invited and self-expression is celebrated. Building models provide opportunities for problem-solving and help kids develop an appreciation for how things work. All this takes place while kids are having fun and socialising in a non-competitive atmosphere.
For more information please contact Bricks4Kidz 0800 LEGO 4 K (534 645) or visit their website.
Brain Play offers after-school technology classes covering coding, robotics and 3D printing, on Friday after school from 3:15 – 4:15.
For more information or to book a place in a class please contact Brain Play 027 509 6188 or visit their website. 027 509 6188