Co-Curricular clubs at Beaconhouse Newlands are designed to give our students real-life learning opportunities. With specially designed Curricula, students are able to engage with professional fields of study alongside the Beaconhouse Newlands Co-Curricular Programme.
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. We are proud to celebrate our fourth consecutive year of offering this programme to our students.. We call it a programme because:
- It enriches student learning in and beyond the classroom.
- It is structured set of activities offering skills that are not covered in the regular curriculum
- It is a compulsory activity that every child must participate in.
- It is designed to achieve Newlands’ ‘students of the future’ mission so that our learners are equipped for life and careers beyond Newlands.
- Our students receive a skill based progress report at the end of each term to enrich their learning portfolio.
- Our programme makes various connections with reputable external programmes such as TED Ed Clubs, Duke of Edinburgh Award and Boy Scouts Association to provide exposure to our students.
- Our coaches are experts in their fields and are carefully selected and evaluated to run activities keeping student safety as a priority.
- There is progression offered across grade levels so that our students have the opportunity to enhance their skills.
Clubs programme starts engaging learners at Grade 1 and continues until high school. We offer every learner a variety of 47+ club activities covering science, technology, media, different art forms, public speaking, outdoor education etc. Our PYP learners are offered 20 different clubs between grades 1-5 whereas, our Senior School learners are able to choose for each activity where they develop a skill based goal and receive regular feedback from experienced coaches to achieve those goals. Additionally, our students work in collaboration with their peers from senior / junior grade levels to build camaraderie and develop socially and emotionally as individuals. This year, from orientation week to the end of year clubs display week, our learners were able to acquire new skills and enrich all aspects of school life by applying those skills in various events, house competitions, assemblies, activity displays and other avenues. This year, our learners also sold various finished products from their club activities such as organic vegetables and finished crafts, which equipped them with entrepreneurial skills as well as boosted their confidence.
Under our Co-Curricular Programme, we offer the following set of activity programmes:
PYP Clubs Grade 1-4
PYP Clubs Grade 5
Senior School Grade 6-11
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.