There are a number of extra curricular activities for learners at Freemans Bay School. Information about activities is included in our school newsletters which come out fortnightly, as the activities become available.

During School Activities

Skills of Soccer with Billy Harris

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 2022.  The class is for boys and girls – whether they’re beginners or hotshots.  The class is good for coordination, confidence, and ball skills, and is designed to give every child a lot of touches and be heaps of fun.  See Billy’s website: www.billyharris.co.nz

Who: Year 2 to Year 6
Start Date: Week 1 Friday 21st of October 2022
End Date: Week 6 Friday 25th of November 2022
Where: School Hall
|Time: Friday 1:00 to 1:40PM
Cost: 6 sessions for $45
Enrolment & Payment: contact Billy on 0272799042 or billyharris2000@hotmail.com

 

 

Sunflower Yoga

Through individual and group learning opportunities, participants explore breath awareness, movement, relaxation, thoughts… In our programme children have the opportunity to learn about themselves and the world around them.

We focus on self-awareness, community, growth, mental and physical health. All this through engaging and fun experiences! It’s yoga and mindfulness! but made for children to enjoy and learn!

Who: New Entrants to Year 6
Start Date: Week 7 Friday 2nd of December 2022
End Date: Week 9 Friday 16th of December 2022
Place: School Hall (Week 7 to 9)
Time: 1:00 to 1:40PM
Cost: 3 sessions for 40
Enrolment & Payment: https://tfzlcauoir0.typeform.com/to/svLVLeCH

On the first day of class, students can bring a buddy for FREE!!

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.

Guitar Lessons

John Faulding provides private guitar lessons on Thursdays. If you would like to organise lessons, please contact him on email at johnfaulding@gmail.com 

 

School Music Groups: Orchestra, Choir, Rock Band

If you are interested in joining any of these groups, please email Claire Holmes at claireh@freemansbay.school.nz
 

After School Activities

Creative Drama with Tess

The children will have lots of fun with classic drama exercises and games .  These exercises encourage improvisation, vocal and movement skills, storytelling and the art of creating children’s own performance.

Tess has been teaching for over 20 years and at FBS since her own children who are now teenagers were going. She has a degree in Acting from V.C.A in Melbourne.

Tuesday  5yrs- 8 yrs – 3pm – 3.55pm
Thursday 8 yrs – 3pm- 3.55pm

Tessamitchell66@hotmail.com
Mob: 0272 916529

 

 Taekwondo with Brendan Doogan

Martial art, a version of unarmed combat designed for the purpose of self-defence. We learn how to keep ourselves and others fit and safe.  Students learn stances, punches, blocks, and kicks. They exercise and enjoy each other’s company in a constructive learning environment, hearing stories and sharing examples about how we should act in our daily lives.  

See Brendan’s website: www.brendandoogantkd.com   

Who: Year 3 to Year 6
Start Date: Week 1 Tuesday 18th of October 2022
End Date: Week 8 Tuesday 6th of December 2022
Place: Covered Courts (Week 1 to 4) Hall (Week 5 to 9)
Time: 3:15 to 4:15PM
Cost: $100 for 8 sessions
Enrolment & Payment: https://forms.office.com/r/AUHwV6YPef

 Special note: Must have at least 12 students to start the class.
 
 

 

Aroha Skate

We know from experience that skateboarding has the potential to change a child’s life. Because of this, we want as many kids on boards as possible. This is a sport that the youth of today love. We encourage you to give it a go!

Who: Year 3 to Year 6
Start Date: Week 1 Friday 21st of October 2022
End Date: Week 9 Friday 16th of December 2022
Place: Top Court
Time: 3:30 to 4:30PM (Skate Coaches will be on site starting 3:10 to watch students after class)
Cost: $135 for 9 lessons ($15 for a single lesson)

Enrolment & Payment: https://www.arohaskate.co.nz/after-school-skate-lessons

Special note: We need at least 12 students to sign up to open the class.

Sunflower Yoga

Through individual and group learning opportunities, participants explore breath awareness, movement, relaxation, thoughts… In our programme children have the opportunity to learn about themselves and the world around them.

We focus on self-awareness, community, growth, mental and physical health. All this through engaging and fun experiences! It’s yoga and mindfulness! but made for children to enjoy and learn!

Who: New Entrants to Year 6
Start Date: Week 1 Monday 17th of October 2022
End Date: Week 8 Monday 19th of December 2022
Place: Music Room (Week 1 to 4) Hall (Week 5 to 9)
Time: 3:00 to 4:00PM
Cost: 8 sessions for $75
Enrolment & Paymenthttps://tfzlcauoir0.typeform.com/to/svLVLeCH

On the first day of class, students can bring a buddy for FREE!!

Kiwi Volley

A great opportunity for your child to become part of a team. This is a programme where we will have fun and learn the basic essential skills to play a game of volleyball! Come join us!

Who: Year 3 to Year 6
Start Date: Week 1 Thursday 20th of October 2022
End Date: Week 8 Thursday 8th of December 2022
Place: Covered Top Court
Time: 3:00 to 4:00PM
Cost: $70
Enrolment & Payment: https://www.sporty.co.nz/aucklandallstarsvolleyball/youth-volleyball/freemans-bay-kiwivolley-term-4

OR head to https://www.aucklandallstarsvolleyball.co.nz 

 

Playball© 

Playball© is a specialised sports and movement programme aimed at 2–8-year-olds. They make 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.

Who: Year 0 to Year 3

Start Date: Week 1 Monday 17th of October 2022

End Date: Week 10 Monday 19th of December 2022

Place: Covered Top Court

Time: 3:00 to 4:00PM

Cost: Please refer to the Playball Website

Enrolment & Payment: Type in Freemans Bay Primary School under the red ‘Find Classes here’ button on the Playball website: www.playballkids.com

Special Note: No classes on Week 2 Monday as it is Labour Day weekend.

As of 21st of September 2022 – Registration forms are not published on the website yet.

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.

“Brain Play teaches STEM-based classes including coding, robotics, 3D printing and electronics. These technology fields can help students progress to activities such as creating apps, designing websites, directing animations and interactive stories and building, constructing and controlling a variety of robots.

Brain Play technology classes are for anyone from the ages 5 – 15, with no prior experience required. Our free trial offer not only provides you with a hands-on demonstration of the courses we teach, but it also provides our tutors with a detailed idea of a student’s experience, ability and goals. This way we can decide on a suitable starting point and a course to suit the individual student.

For more information, please visit our website, www.brainplay.co.nz, and if you have any questions or to book a free trial, reach out to our friendly team at info@brainplay.co.nz or 09 889 8280.”27 509 6188

Weekend Activities

Just Smash It

Just Smash It is the casual after school badminton brand of Auckland Badminton. It is designed to give children the basics in badminton and to have a mix of coaching and competition (this mix varies depending on the group and size of the group). A fun way to introduce your child to the sport.  

Who: Year 3 to Year 6
Start Date: Week 1 Saturday 22nd of October 2022
End Date: Week 8 Saturday 10th of December 2022
Place: Hall
Time: 10:00 –11:30AM
Cost: $60 for 8 sessions

Enrolment & Payment: https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/213560

Leagues

*NOT* Played At Freemans Bay School

Basketball League

Auckland Basketball Services Ltd are delivering a Year 3/4 and a Year 5/6 miniball league at Grey Lynn School in Term 4.

Join: Year3&4 Team or Year5&6 Team (5×5)
Dates: Week 2 Tuesday Oct 25th, 2022
End Date: Week 8 Tuesday December 6th, 2022
Place: Grey Lynn School

Time:

Year 3&4 Team: 4:15 to 6:15PM (Depending on draws)
Year 5&6 Team: 6:30 to 8:30PM (Depending on draws)

Cost: $350 per team for 7 weeks (Maximum of 8 students per team, $45 per player)

Enrolment & Payment:

Year 3&4 Team: https://forms.office.com/r/iVUZtbjtZg
Year 5&6 Team: https://forms.office.com/r/tFnSASEQJu

Payment to be made through KINDO once Teams have been confirmed.

Cricket

In recognition of the fact that our youngest members of Freemans Bay School will have had limited access to community sports in recent years we are looking to create opportunities for them to have a go at cricket. We are lucky enough to have our local cricket club Grafton United bring a coach to school to show us how fun cricket can be!

Cricket Coach Mish is coming to run a fun ‘Smash Play’ cricket session for the children in each of our Year 1-4 classes. The games are designed around key skills of batting, hitting wickets and fielding skills. 

All children will receive a copy of this flyer after the session which includes a website for more information.

If your child enjoys the Grafton cricket sessions and you would like to know more information or to register, please click on the links below:

Cubs (Year 0-1) Grafton Cubs
Juniors (Year 1-4) Grafton Juniors

Register: Registrations 

Saturday Year 5-6 Netball

2022 Spring Leagues are available for Primary teams from Year 1 to Year 6.  A fun, social league to round off the year.

  • Year 5 & 6 will play the 7aside game at Northcote & HBC.  No rotations.
  • Teams to supply their own balls and bibs – Year 5 & 6, Size 5 ball and 3.05 m high hoops. 
  • 8-minute quarters for all games.
  • Rolling subs are allowed.
  • Coaches & Umpires – Each team needs a Coach. Teams need to supply their own umpires for Year 5 to Year 6 teams 
  • Boys can play – maximum of 3 boys on court at once and 2 cannot be in the goal circle together, i.e., GA & GS or GK & GD (for the 7 aside games only).
  • No cancellations will be made unless extreme weather conditions

Who: Year 5 to Year 6 (You will be playing in the Year 6 Mixed Team Category)
Start Date: Saturdays, 29th October
End Date: 3rd December
Place: Netball North Harbour address is 44 Northcote Road
Time: 9.00AM to 9.45AM
Cost: $15 per person
Enrolment & Payment: https://forms.office.com/r/5mGQCxuysx

Payment to be made through KINDO once Teams have been confirmed.

Special Note: Maximum size for the Team is 10