Thursday Club Day and The Why


Club Day runs every Thursday for one hour during the morning. Children get to suggest different clubs they would like and then opt into a club that interests them. Children on a regular basis have to reflect on the process. Often children also set goals in their reflective journals in their Goolgle Docs.

Research says that clubs are  pro-social and help to develop social cohesion. Activities have been known to have positive effects on behaviour, manifested by reduced behaviour problems, increased levels of responsibility, increased self-esteem, enhanced status among peer groups, and pride in accomplishments/participation.

Through clubs children can follow their  passions and run with them. Children  need to try things, see what works, see what they like, see what they get out of them. 

Participating in club activities helps improve communication skills which is a vital skill to have both at primary, intermediate, high school and the work place. 

Often the club members creatively work in teams and  team work skills are developed. When you go to work, you work as a team most of the time and this is an important skill to possess.


Using clubs also helps to create another level of thinking and reflection. Children reflect on the experience and their interaction with the experience creating goals and reflecting on their inward and outward behaviour.










                

    


Music

- Learning how to play the guitar
- Listening to and appreiciation of music
- Learning a musical instrument is ideal for discovering the art of practice, patience and  persistence
- Key competencies   (taken by Steve P)


Garage Band

- Create music
- Learning how to use Garage Band
- Key competencies   (taken by Mandie)



 Art and Craft

- Learning how to be creative
- Developing a love of the creative process 
- Consoladating mathematical knowledge in geometric shapes and patterning
Key competencies  (taken by the teacher)



 Sport 

- Children choose to play a game of their choice
- Developing a love for physical activity
Learning movement skills
- Learning about safety
- Key competencies (taken by the TA)



Big Brother or Sister

- Children spend time in Kindy 
- Buddy reading and helping out with art and creativity
Key competencies (taken by Kindy Teacher)


 Parkour 

- Learning how to look after our bodies

- Learning movement skills
- Learning about safety
- Key competencies (taken by teacher and tutor)


Cooking

   - Learning how to cook

   - Learning how to measure
   - Learning about safety
   - Key competencies   (taken by TA)


Gardening

- Learning how to garden
- Being creative
- Learning about safety
Key competencies (taken by Steve H)











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