School Clubs

Each year we offer a fantastic range of clubs for pupils from reception up to year 6 including football, tennis, art, choir, science, samba, cooking and much more! Most clubs are free to pupils of the school as they are delivered by qualified staff who volunteer to run them, however some clubs are chargeable as they have external coaches.

When do clubs begin?

Clubs for this academic year began in November 2017. As it was so successful last year, children will select their clubs this term and will attend these for the entire year. This gives pupils the opportunity to develop their skills throughout the year. Clubs are launched to pupils in a celebration assembly and pupils are given a booklet to take home explaining all about the clubs we have on offer. When pupils select their clubs, they are asked to sign a pledge. This is important as it is shows their commitment to their chosen club and ensures they understand what is expected of them. Therefore, it is really important that children think carefully about their decisions before making their final choice!

What if my child wants to join a club later in the year?

If you child joins Star later in the school year or simply wishes to join an extra club, do not despair! There will be many clubs that still have spaces throughout the year, simply ask at the school office and they will let you know which clubs are not yet full. Inevitably, there are some clubs that are always very popular. In this case, your child’s name may be placed on the waiting list and you will be contacted if any spaces become available.

When do clubs run?

Clubs can run before, during or after school. Clubs that run after school will finish at 4.15pm. Most clubs run for the entire academic year, however, we do have some special projects that may occur for a short time only. Your child may be invited to join one of these projects in the summer term e.g. Samba band or they may be advertised in the school newsletter for your child to sign up to later in the year.

What if my child misses a session?

Clubs are in great demand and there are some children who may not have received a space in their first choice of club. Therefore, if your child misses 3 or more consecutive weeks, their space could be offered to another child on the waiting list.

How is my child rewarded for the clubs they attend?

There are many benefits for your child attending a club. Not only is it a chance for them to learn a new skill, have fun and socialise with their friends but after school clubs can develop a range of skills to support them in their academic life, for example, communication, motor skills and self-esteem. Through our clubs pupils are given to opportunity to take part in performances and competitions throughout the year, within school and in the wider community. Our bronze, silver, gold reward system celebrates children who have demonstrated the greatest commitment to their clubs. Each year, those reaching the gold standard receive a gold medal and our clubs champion of the year is announced in a special assembly!

If you have any questions or feedback about the clubs we run, or a suggestion of how we could improve, please email info@star.newham.sch.uk.

KS1 Art Club

KS2 Art Club

Football

Girls Football

Ballet

Swimming

Science

Violin