Extra curricular activities
Enrich your child’s learning with extra curricular activities that support our academic curriculum. These are additional opportunities for your child to extend their interest in a wonderful range of pathways and include:
Our Training Band and Concert Band are a credit to the musical talent of our students. All our bands are led by our Band Director and music tutors who are professional musicians.
Band students perform at a variety of community events including the Mall Music Concert and the NSSWE Spring Festival at Chatswood Concourse, eisteddfods and special functions. Band Day and Solo Night are also annual highlights held at school.
Flex your brain muscles and learn chess with a qualified chess teacher. Students compete in regular chess competitions with students from other schools. St Martin’s hosts “The Great Chess Competition” each year and all children are invited to participate.
Students from Year 3 and older are encouraged to join the Choir which is conducted by our Creative Arts teacher. Students are involved in the choice of music and have many performance opportunities during the year, including the Lion’s Community Christmas Concert, the Mall Music Concert, pre-school performances, local community and school events.
Every student from K-6 participates in weekly coding sessions run by Code4Fun. These lessons are funded by the P&F and the school.
Sharpen your child’s critical thinking, listening and public speaking skills with our debating team. Students follow a comprehensive program in these critical life skills. Each year, debating students compete in the Independent Schools Debating Association competition and the Northern Beaches Debating Competitions, and perform at a wonderfully high standard.
The student leadership ministry team for sport leads fitness sessions for the whole school which gives an energetic start to the day and gets everyone moving.
A team of Stage 3 students is chosen to represent St Martin’s in the Maths Challenge each year. Students have the opportunity to test their mathematical skills and reasoning against their peers at other local Catholic schools.
Students have the opportunity to apply for the music production program each term. The program teaches students about writing and recording music and lyrics. Children learn how to use studio equipment and collaborate on ideas.
At the end of the term, they will have written and recorded a song together. There is no additional cost for participation in the program.
All students from K-6 learn public speaking so they can build confidence and public speaking skills right from the early years. Every year we hold a school public speaking competition for all years. Winners in the senior years move on to represent St Martin’s at district and diocesan levels.
Quiet area lunch time clubs
At lunch time children are welcome to participate in a choice of clubs. Each club is developed with student input to cater for popular interests:
- Lego Club
- Chess Club
- Drawing and Colouring Club
The Library is also open for children to enjoy at lunch time when the Librarian is supervising.
Our Sport Teacher, Mrs Wallace, holds a running club one morning a week for students who are interested in joining.
Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy
External specialists in speech therapy and OT visit the school each week for children needing support in these areas. We encourage a collaborative approach between therapists, class teachers and parents to ensure effective therapy.
Stage 2 and 3 students participate in a Stage STEM Fair at school. Students are then selected to participate in the Northern Beaches STEM Fair.
Swimming and Beach Awareness Programs
Students in our K-2 classes participate in a water safety program at Carlile Swimming that caters for all levels. Our primary students in Years 3-6 participate in a Beach Awareness Program, which covers surf safety, skills and survival. Students travel to and from swimming and Beach Awareness Programs by bus.
Start the day feeling relaxed, positive and ready to learn. Yoga is held every Tuesday at 8.00 – 8.30am in the hall and is open to all students.