Co-Curricular Programme

Co-Curricular clubs at Beaconhouse Newlands are designed to give our students real-life learning opportunities.

At Newlands, as part of our extended curriculum, we offer the Co-Curricular Programme, which offers our students an exposure to a variety of skills. 

Co-Curricular Activities:-

  • 47+ Clubs form public speaking, science, teach, to outdoor activities.
  • Enriches student learning in and beyond the classroom.
  • Structured activities offering life skills
  • Skill-based Report on a termly basis, enriching the students’ portfolio
  • Duke of Edinburgh International Award now in our third year
  • Expert Coaches are carefully selected to ensure the safety of your son/daughter

Under our Co-Curricular Programme, we offer the following set of activity programmes:

PYP Clubs Grade 1-4

Music club focuses on skill development, ongoing learning, the responsibility of learners as a musician, time management and motor skills.

  • Instruments learning.
  • Vocal exercises.
  • Creating music in a team.
  • Lyrics writing.
  • Song structures.
  • Musical fraction.
  • Creating music from non-traditional instruments.

Understanding Knitting and sewing tools. Understanding of stitching patterns hand sewing techniques.

To improve skills for growing fresh and safe vegetables without use of any pesticide.

Puppetry is a form of theatre and another way to express oneself. In puppetry club, learners get to put their imagination to life by making puppets with variety of materials. They get to build up a character of their own and each learner gets a chance to put on a standalone puppet show.

Invoking critical thinking among kids. Teaching them how to process and analyze information. Instilling confidence and removing stage fright in every member. Making everyone a public speaker.

Scouting strongly focuses on the outdoor and survival skills that aim to support the young learners in their Physical, Spiritual, intellectual and social development.

  • Map reading and navigation.
  • Pioneering projects.
  • Knots and lashings.
  • Kinds of Fire.
  • First aid.
  • Tent pitching.
  • Better World Framework.
  • Backwoodsman cooking.
  • Survival gadgets.

Creative writing story boarding (steps involved in creating and planning and original story from scratch) Use of digital medium to from stories.

To get familiar with the science Lab and equipment’s (safety Rules, signs and symbols).

Learning art of fight Boosting confidence and Healthy Body and mind Building Making mind relax and active.

Angle of pens. Basic letter strokes (thin, thick, hook, arcs and ovals) understanding of key vocabulary of calligraphy.

Handling Cooking Utensils Temperature Adjustments Healthy Food Recipes.

Painting & Mix media Learners explore different mediums and techniques and produce their own unique work.

Utilizing mechanical skills to work with a variety of tools and machines. Using math skills in order to accurately measure materials to be cut and installed.

Bookworm club focuses on the development of personal preferences, selecting books for pleasure and information. Learners read texts at an age-appropriate level, independently, confidently, and with good understanding. Learners enjoy listening to stories.

  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary building
  • Types of books (fiction/non-fiction)
  • Facts and opinion
  • Writing
  • Pronunciation
  • Comprehension (audio/written)
  • Communication skills
  • Social skills

The environmental club allows every individual to explore environmental issues, engages in problem-solving, and takes action to improve the environment. It provides learners with awareness and knowledge about the environment and creates a balanced relationship of humans to the natural world. This club allows them to use their thinking skills by making use of previously acquired knowledge in practical or new ways.

  • Identify the environmental problems or issues
  • Suggest solution
  • Poster making
  • Pavers
  • Gardening
  • Landfill model
  • Water audit

PYP Clubs Grade 5

Math and mind club has been successfully implemented in an upper primary programme focusing on activities like individual or collaborative problem-solving and authentic activities that situate mathematics in real-life contexts. The aim of the club is to engage learners in mathematics learning outside of regular class lessons. and to make it a fun and innovative way to learn mathematics.

  • Creating a cube with different colours
  • Capacity activities
  • Maths club flags  (Using percentages to create a Maths Club Flag)
  • Tangrams ( Creating the square and then other shapes.)
  • (Creating the square and then other shapes.
  • Tall towers  ( Using straws and plasticine to build a tall tower)
  • Sudoku    (Teaching the techniques of Sudoku)
  • Paper aeroplanes  (The dynamics of flying paper planes)

Invoking critical thinking among kids. Teaching them how to process and analyses information. Instilling confidence and removing stage fright in every member. Making everyone a public speaker.

TED-ED club is one of its kind and is the only club in Beaconhouse Newlands with ties to an international organization. This club helps learners express their thoughts and ideas in the form of a talk.

Programming, using software, Designing and creating working models.

Giving students an insight to new techniques in learning and remembering new words and spellings, such as SLURP using mnemonics to recall meanings and developing vocabulary.

Basics of Photography and Filmmaking, Basic of Photo editing and basic of video editing.

MYP Clubs Grade 6-7

Painting & Mix media Learners explore different mediums and techniques and produce their own unique work.

The TED-Ed club is one of its kind and is the only club in Beaconhouse Newlands with ties to an international organization. This club helps learners express their thoughts and idea in the form of a talk.

TECH & DESIGN CLUB is a technology-based Students’ Cocurricular Club Organization that provides personal growth, leadership, and learning opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate technological concepts through hands-on activities.

  • Game Building blocks using Minecraft.
  • Computer Animation using Macromedia Flash.
  • Creative Presentations using MS PowerPoint.
  • Weblogs and Website development using Adobe Dreamweaver.
  • Computer-controlled SMART Robotics.
  • BNL Interhouse CS, COD Gaming Challenge competition.

A Human Library consists of “books” that are human. Each of these books volunteer to take part in the library and share their story. Like a regular library, the Human Library has a book jacket and description, and a “reader” can check out “books” on a topic that he/she/they may be interested in learning more about.

  • Communication skills
  • Research skills
  • Social skills
  • Thinking skills
  • Self-Management skills

Steam is an approach to learning that inculcates Science, technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking.
In this club learners will create projects, take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, problem-solving techniques, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process that will enhance their research and thinking skills. They will learn to see themselves as someone who can do things they couldn’t do before and to treat failure as an opportunity to learn. Their lessons and experiences will live on long after the projects are gone. A few of the projects learners will be doing in this club are as follows:

  • Truss Bridge
  • Propeller car
  • Momentum Spinner
  • Trigger launcher
  • Gliding car

Senior School Grade 8-11

Learning art to fight boosting confidence Strong and healthy Body and mind building making mind relax and active.

Painting & Mix media Learners explore different mediums and techniques and produce their own unique work.

Music club focuses on skill development, ongoing learning, the responsibility of learners as a musician, time management and motor skills.

  • Instruments learning.
  • Vocal exercises.
  • Creating music in a team.
  • Lyrics writing.
  • Song structures.
  • Musical fraction.
  • Creating music from non-traditional instruments.

The TED-Ed club is one of its kind and is the only club in Beaconhouse Newlands with ties to an international organization. This club helps learners express their thoughts and idea in the form of a talk.

The Drama club aim is to build awareness of basic theater dynamics. Its basic aim is to inculcate team work and the actor’s mindset which is innocence imagination and improvisation. Drama team main aim is to communicate to the students the sum is greater than the individual and to be a great actor or a thespian you need modesty, observation and more welcoming attitude toward the world.

Students in this club are the coach. They teach custodial staff according to their level English Urdu math and spoken English. They also learnt about computers and self-grooming.

Club is based on Minecraft projects, New and Emerging Technologies Presentation work and Cs source, gaming competition among BNL Houses.

Scouting strongly focuses on the outdoor and survival skills that aim to support the young learners in their Physical, Spiritual, and social development.

Invoking critical thinking among kids. Teaching them how to process and analyze information. Instilling confidence and removing stage fright in every member. Making everyone a public speaker.

Media Club focused on teaching Basics of all the media fields that is manual Camera Functions, Film making, video editing. Photo edition, photography graphic designing and motion graphics.

Handling Cooking Utensils Temperature Adjustments Healthy Food Recipes.

Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world it is much easier to develop all important relationships. If you can speak mandarin. In this club we focus more on mandarin speaking skills and learn about Chinese culture and importance of its language.

Alevels Clubs 

Invoking critical thinking among kids. Teaching them how to process and analyses information. Instilling confidence and removing stage fright in every member. Making everyone a public speaker.

Basics of Photography and Filmmaking, Basic of Photo editing and basic of video editing.

The Drama club aim is to build awareness of basic theater dynamics. Its basic aim is to inculcate team work and the actor’s mindset which is innocence imagination and improvisation. Drama team main aim is to communicate to the students the sum is greater than the individual and to be a great actor or a thespian you need modesty, observation and more welcoming attitude toward the world.

Programming, using software, Designing and creating working models.

  • Math and Science.
  • Programming.
  • Working on a Team.
  • Solving Complex Problems.
  • Thinking Creatively.
  • Active Learning.

Scouting strongly focuses on the outdoor and survival skills that aim to support the young learners in their Physical, Spiritual, intellectual and social development.

  • Map reading and navigation.
  • Pioneering projects.
  • Knots and lashings.
  • Kinds of Fire.
  • First aid.
  • Tent pitching.
  • Better World Framework.
  • Backwoodsman cooking.
  • Survival gadgets.

Music club focuses on skill development, ongoing learning, the responsibility of learners as a musician, time management and motor skills.

  • Instruments learning.
  • Vocal exercises.
  • Creating music in a team.
  • Lyrics writing.
  • Song structures.
  • Musical fraction.
  • Creating music from non-traditional instruments.

Quality teaching, an enabling environment and a will to improve on our work are areas that are integral to the Newlands philosophy and will remain our focus for the coming years. We are looking positively to creating exciting possibilities for learning, development, and growth in the years ahead and are enthusiastic about continuing as members of a community of lifelong learners.