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.

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 Netball

Freemans Bay School netball teams play in the Netball North Harbour Saturday competitions on the North Shore.  All teams play for 12 weeks and start on May 7th.  This year we have the following teams:

  • Year 1 & 2 play in the ANZ Future Ferns programme at Glenfield College.  Weekly sessions start at 8:30am.  This is a learning league with a 15-minute skill session followed by a game against another team.  The game consists of 2 x 8-minute halves and is played with 4 players on the court for each team.  The game is played across one third of a full-sized netball court with modified hoops and smaller balls.  In 2022, we have one team playing in this programme.
 
  • Year 3 & 4 play in the ANZ Future Ferns programme at Glenfield College.  Weekly sessions will start either at 9:00am or 9:45 am.  This is a learning league with a 15-minute skill session warm-up followed by a game against another team.  The game consists of 4 x 10-minute quarters and is played with 5 players (1x centre, 2 x defenders and 2 x attackers) on the court for each team.  The game is played on two thirds of a full-sized netball court with modified hoops and a size 4 ball.  In 2022, we have one team playing in this programme.
 
  • Year 5 & 6 play in the Junior Netties competition at Westlake Girls High School.  Weekly sessions will start at 10:10am, 11:00am or 12:10pm.  This is a competitive league, however the first half of the season are grading games, followed by a round robin of competition games where goals are counted and points awarded.  The game consists of 4 x 10-minute quarters and is played with 7 players on the court for each team.  The game is played as per usual rules on a full-sized netball court with normal hoop height of 3.05m and a size 5 ball.  In 2022, we have one team playing in this competition.

While we currently do have enough players for these teams, there is always the possibility that more players are needed throughout the season.  If you are interested in being a part of one of these teams, please email your interest to: pehleader@freemansbay.school.nz and we can direct you to the appropriate parent coach/manager.

Basketball

We are looking at different opportunities for our students to play basketball in the community.  As information becomes available, it will be posted here.

During School Activities

Skills of Soccer with Billy Harris

Friday lunchtimes

1:00 – 1:40pm in Te Whare Whero (the school hall)
Year 2 – 5 students
Starting May 6th through to July 8th (8 weeks – no sessions on June 3rd: Teacher Only Day or June 24th: Matariki public holiday)

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 co-ordination, confidence and ball skills, and is designed to give every child lots of touches and be heaps of fun.

The cost is $65 per participant.  See Billy’s website: www.billyharris.co.nz

To enrol, contact Billy on 0272799042 or billyharris2000@hotmail.com

Before School Activities

Playball 

Thursdays

7:45 – 8:30am under the covered court area

New Entrants – Year 3 students

Starting May 5th through to July 7th (10 weeks)

Playball is a specialised sports and movement programme for 2-8 year olds 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.

The cost is $115 per participant.  For more information email caleb@playball.co.nz, or phone 022 369 2522

To enrol, look for Freemans Bay Primary School under the Our Classes tab on the Playball websitehttps://www.playballkids.com/f/663

 

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

Taekwon-Do with Brendan Doogan 
Wednesday 

3:15 – 4:15pm on the covered top court
Year 3 – 6 students.  Minimum of 16 required.

Starting May 18th through to July 6th (8 weeks)

Brendan Doogan is an international instructor, international umpire and world champion in power breaking, and is back at Freemans Bay School with a lunchtime Taekwon-Do programme.  Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art, a version of unarmed combat designed for the purpose of self defense. We learn how to keep ourselves and others fit and safe.  Taekwon-Do has three syllables in its name. ‘Tae’ indicates a lifted foot, to jump or kick. ‘Kwon’ is the fist. ‘Do’ means a way of life, using our hearts and minds to build a better world.  Students learn stances, punches, blocks and kicks. They exercise and enjoy each other’s company in a constructive learning environment, and hear stories and share examples about how we should act in our daily lives.  

Cost is $75 per participant.  See Brendan’s website: www.brendandoogantkd.com

To enrol, fill in the registration form


Volleyball with the Auckland All Stars 
Thursday 

3:15 – 4:15pm on the covered top court
Students 8 – 10 years old. 

Starting May 12th through to June 30th (8 weeks)

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!

Cost is $70 per participant. 

To enrol, fill in the registration form: Kiwi Volley Freemans Bay Term 2-2022  

Playball© 
Monday

3:00 – 4:00pm on the top courts
2 – 8 year olds

Starting May 2nd  through to July 4th (9 weeks – no sessionon June 6th due to Queen’s Birthday Weekend)

Playball is a specialised sports and movement programme for 2-8 year olds 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.

Cost is $103.50 per participant.  For more information email caleb@playball.co.nz, or phone 022 369 2522

To enrol, look for Freemans Bay Primary School under the Our Classes tab on the Playball websitehttps://www.playballkids.com/f/663

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