To complement the main learning areas, St Ignatius Catholic School provides a wide range of experiences and activities to foster children’s love of learning and love of life.
All Students are tutored by specialist swimming tutors in Term 4, this runs at Swim Magic at Sacred Heart College during school hours.
There are many opportunities available for students to take part in performing arts groups, including the school choir, jump jam (including competitions) and Dance workshops in preparation for our big end-of-year concert.
School camp is offered to Year 5/6 students each year. The camps are ‘Education Outside the Classroom’ programmes and seek to test communication, problem-solving, self-management, social cooperation and physical skills. School camp is up in Long bay at Camp Merc – https://merc.org.nz/
Each year, students from Years 5 & 6 compete to represent the school at a speech competition held throughout the Auckland region.
Every Tuesday chess club is on in Kai 1- this is provided by Chess Power: https://www.chesspower.co.nz/
Shine Speech & Drama courses have been designed by Nina Burchett to empower and inspire children through spoken excellence. Shine courses help children learn effective speaking, reading aloud, public speaking, speech writing, poetry recital, vocal skills, body language and personal presentation. https://www.shine.school.nz/#inspire
Green Team/Enviro Team
Our Green team are experts at everything environmental. They are true greenies who are helping the environment each day by composting, planting, recycling and educating tamariki and kaiako.
Our cultural team is all about celebrating the many cultures in our school. They get together once a week to plan competitions, events and spreading the word on diversity and being inclusive.
This after-school club is run each Thursday. It is run by Joanne Heley – please email Joanne if you wish to sign your child up.
After School Care
SKids operate before and after school care in the Parish Centre. For more information check their website https://www.skids.co.nz/locations/st_ignatius/