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.

Touch Rugby
When: Tuesday afternoons at Cox’s Bay, West End Road, Westmere
Who: Years 1 & 2, Years 3 & 4, Year 5 & 6
Duration: 8 weeks – starting in Week 1 (October 19th) through to December 7th

Cost is $75 per player for 8 weeks.  Teams will go ahead if we have at least 6 players for the Years 1-4 teams and at least 7 players for the Years 5 & 6 teams.

If you are interested in being a part of a school team, please fill in the expression of interest form as soon as possible: Term 4, 2021 Freemans Bay School Touch Rugby teams Expression of Interest

 

Football

When: Monday afternoons at Seddon Fields, Meola Road, Western Springs
Who: 6 & 7 year olds, 8 & 9 year olds, 9 & 10 year olds, 10 & 11 year olds
Duration: 9 weeks – starting in Week 1 (October 18th) through to December 13th

Players must have moulded, or turf specific footwear. 

Cost is $50 per player for 9 weeks.  Teams will go ahead if we have at least 5 players for the 6 & 7 year olds team and at least 8 players for each of the other teams.

If you are interested in being a part of a school team, please fill in the expression of interest form as soon as possible: Term 4, 2021 Freemans Bay School Football Fix teams Expression of Interest

 

Activities Available During School

Yoga and Mindfulness with Sunflower Yoga (Term 4)

Please note: These classes are a continuation of those for students who were enrolled in the Term 3 sessions.  No new enrolments are being accepted at this time.  Sunflower Yoga will be back for new classes in 2022. 

Monday sessions – either during lunch times or after school (see below for information about after school sessions) – starting in Week 1 (October 18th) through to November 15th. 

New Entrants – Yr 6 (Minimum of 10 students per session for classes to start) 

First session is FREE: then $60

Sunflower yoga builds strength of body and mind, balance and flexibility.  Children become confident in regulating emotions, body awareness, feelings, breathing and more!  Cherish brings all the benefits of adult yoga to children in a fun and educational manner.  For more details view the Sunflower Yoga website: https://www.sunflowerkidsyoga.co.nz 

Contact Cherish on 021 087 68004 or email: yogawithsunflower@gmail.com

Taekwon-Do with  Brendan Doogan 

Friday lunchtimes

Year 4 – 6 students

Starting in Week 1 (October 22nd) through to December 17th

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 for 8 weeks.  See Brendan’s website: www.brendandoogantkd.com

To enrol, fill in the registration form: Term 4 Lunchtime Taekwon-Do programme Registration of Interest

Skills of Soccer with Billy Harris 

Tuesday lunchtimes

Year 2 – 4 students

Starting in Week 1 (October 19th) through to December 14th.

 

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 $70 for 9 weeks. Please note: For those students who were registered for Term 3, you will have a discounted rate of $30 for the term.  See Billy’s website: www.billyharris.co.nz


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

 

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 Margaret Whittaker at margaretw@freemansbay.school.nz

After School Activities

Yoga and Mindfulness with Sunflower Yoga (Term 4) 

Please note: These classes are a continuation of those for students who were enrolled in the Term 3 sessions.  No new enrolments are being accepted at this time.  Sunflower Yoga will be back for new classes in 2022.

Monday sessions after school, starting Week 1 (October 18th) through to November 15th.

New Entrants – Yr 6 (Minimum of 10 students per session for classes to start) 

Sunflower yoga builds strength of body and mind, balance and flexibility.  Children become confident in regulating emotions, body awareness, feelings, breathing and more!  Cherish brings all the benefits of adult yoga to children in a fun and educational manner.  For more details view the Sunflower Yoga website: https://www.sunflowerkidsyoga.co.nz 

Contact Cherish on 021 0876 8004 or yogawithsunflower@gmail.com

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.

tessamitchell66@hotmail.com
Mob: 0272 916529
Home: 09 3601985

2 – 8 year olds

Mondays 3:00 – 4:00 pm 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.

Cost is $100 for the full term.

To sign up for lessons, email caleb@playball.co.nz, or phone 022 369 2522, stating your child’s full  name and class.

AFL Gamechangers Sports Programme:

Auckland Rugby League (ARL) Game Changers Sports Programme (Term 4)

Thursday 3:15 – 4:15pm on the school field.

New Entrants – Year 6 students

Starting in Week 2 (October 27th) through to December 1st

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. We encourage every kind of sport with our kit including Rugby & League Balls, soccer balls, basketballs, netballs, dodgeballs, American footballs and much more.  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.

Cost is FREE for 6 weeks.

To enrol, fill in the registration form: Term 4, 2021 Auckland Rugby League (ARL) Game Changers Sports Programme Registration

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