Loreto School Queenswood 

We Grow Children for Life

EXTRAMURAL AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

     

It is our belief that participation in extramural or extracurricular activities is associated with better results in the learning situation, improved attitudes towards school, better work habits and higher self-expectations of school achievement.

Loreto School Queenswood emphasises participation in activities beyond the classroom and this is combined with friendly competition to further enhance the child’s involvement and performance.


The extramural activities we offer at Loreto School Queenswood are:


Grade 1 to Grade 3 Activities

These include Chess, Mini Soccer, Mini Cricket, Mini Tennis, Mini Netball, Athletics and Swimming (Team and Learn-to-Swim).  These activities are offered throughout the year.


Grade 4 to Grade 7 Activities

Term 1: Swimming, Tennis, Cricket and Chess

Term 2: Netball, Soccer, Tennis, Rugby, Swimming (Team and Learn-to-Swim) and Chess

Term 3: Athletics (track and field events) and Cross Country and Chess

Term 4: Swimming (Team and Learn-to-Swim), Tennis, Cricket and Chess

Loreto encourages all children to participate in at least one sport each term.


Music

Music also plays an integral part in our school life.

St. Augustine once said that when we sing, we pray twice.  At Loreto we enjoy our singing.  This is evident in our two school choirs; Junior Choir and Senior Choir that participate in various festivals and Eisteddfods during the year.  The entire school is also involved in singing at assemblies and Masses and are accompanied by our own guitarists and other musicians. These musicians are learners at our school who take private music lessons at school.  All learners participate in class music lessons. The music teachers at the school offer private violin, flute, recorder, drumming, trumpet, guitar, ukulele and piano lessons.  We also have Junior and Senior ensemble, a drumming ensemble, as well as a marimba ensemble. We have already produced 5 CD’s to celebrate the musical life of our school.

Clubs

Loreto offers a diverse range of clubs as part of our extramural programme after school from 14:10. 

The clubs offered include but are not limited to:

  • Karate
  • Hip-Hop Dance
  • Environmental Club
  • Science Club
  • Yoga
  • Outreach
  • Scripture Union
  • Art
  • Origami
  • Computer
  • Review
  • Media Centre
  • Cultural Club
  • Ballet
  • Drama