Co-Curricular Programme

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

Creating music from non-traditional instruments. Learning instruments. Polish vocals.

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, and social development.

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.

Engage confidently in writing, book reviews, stories, messages and making cover pages. Engage confidential in writing book.

Poster making on Environmental issues awareness campaigns gardening.

PYP Clubs Grade 5

To develop strategic thinking skills by exploring different aspects of mathematics.

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.

Senior School Grade 6-11

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.

Creating music from non-traditional instruments. Learning instruments. Polish vocals.

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.

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

Creating music from non-traditional instruments. Learning instruments. Polish vocals.

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.