Learn - Co-Curricular and Extra Curricular Activities

At Channel Christian School your child’s learning will also happen outside the formal classroom setting in the exciting and interesting activities that we offer throughout the year.

We call these programs ‘co-curricular’ when they extend classroom learning, and ‘extra-curricular’ when they engage and entertain the students but do not relate to specific educational goals.

Our co-curricular activities

The Arts

  •  Class music lessons
  •  Year 6 band
  •  Year 5 instrumental
  •  Choir for Years 3-6
  •  Private music lessons in piano and guitar
  •  Dance
  •  Drama – a whole school production

Health and Physical Education

  • Class physical education lessons
  • Learn to Swim program
  • Fitness lessons (three times a week) and Aussie Sports (led by Year 6 students)
  • Participation in the Huon and Channel Schools Sports Association carnivals for  swimming, cross country, volleyball, athletics and tabloid sports
  • Sisterhood – a peer support program for Year 6 and Year 1 girls

Excursions

  • Each class takes excursions throughout the year to investigate our local community and surrounds.
  • Our excursions are fun and informative and we have a school bus just for this.
  • We have visited local beaches, waterfalls, Mt Wellington (Kunanyi), the Botanical Gardens, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Bruny Island, the Marine Discovery Centre and the Channel Heritage Centre.

Lunchtimes Activities

  • Sporting activities, eg. Futsal, netball, T-ball, running games, skipping and more
  • Art and Craft activities such as printing and sewing
  • Collections such as stamp or coin collecting
  • Missions – fundraising ideas and activities
  • Games such as board games, elastics and more

After-School Programs

  • The Channel Art Studio
  •  The Coding Club
  •  Dance classes

We also have

  • Cooking
  • Grandparents' Day
  • Bike Week
  • Lego Exhibition

Visiting Artists

  •  The Sally Squad
  •  Sean W Smith
  •  School Performance Tours
  • Questacon
  • Nexus Arts

Our extra-curricular activities

Soccer

We have mixed soccer teams for Prep to Year 6. Our teams are coached after school by our enthusiastic parents and roster games are played on Saturday as part of the Central Region Junior Soccer Association.

Camps

Camps are a great opportunity to build relationships between teachers, parents and students. Bonds are built through shared experiences, laughter and making memories.

In Years 3 and 4 our students head off to an annual two-night camp at Blue Lagoon in Dodges Ferry, and in Years 5 and 6 we have a five-day visit to Canberra every two years and a visit to a Tasmanian adventure campsite on alternate years.