Clubs and Cultural Activities

Cultural Activities

All children at George Street Normal School experience a rich arts and cultural programme. In addition to the classroom delivery, co-curricular groups, that generally operate at lunch times, are formed as ages, staffing and numbers allow. Children are invited to participate in the following activities:

Junior Team Choir

Practices (Friday 12.30pm) and performances as arranged
Contact Teacher:  Ms Macgregor and Mrs France
No Cost

Middle Team Choir Practices (Monday 2.15pm and performances as arranged,  during Terms 2, 3 and 4)
Contact Teacher: Mrs King
No cost
Senior Team Choir  Practices (Friday 1:30 non assembly weeks) and performances as arranged.  (Terms 1,3,4)
Contact Teacher: Mrs Yeoman
No cost

Assembly Band

and Jazz Band


Assembly Band;  Practices Friday at 12:30pm in the hall Performances as arranged.

Jazz Band;  Meets on Wednesdays at 8:00am in the hall.

Contact Teacher: Dr Galloway
No cost

Drawing Club

Years 1 and 2 Junior side, Tuesdays, 1:00pm Room 3      Term 2  Contact teacher Mrs Smith   No cost

Gardening Club Years 1 and 2  Junior Side, Mondays 12:45  Room 22      Term 2  Contact teacher Ms Brooks  No Cost

Trumpet, Cornet & Trombone lessons in Room 8A on Wednesday afternoons.
Contact Teacher: Dr Moore 027 289 6570 or email
Private tuition cost and instruments for hire.                       Cost:  Group lessons (3 max) $10 per lesson and $40 bond for plastic instruments.

Chess Children in Years 3-6.  Practices Wednesdays at 12:45pm, the latter half of Term 1 and into Term 2, Upper Level Te Puna Ako.  Inter school games as arranged
Contact Teacher: Mr Hamilton
No cost
Drums Years 3 - 6.  Practices Tuesday 12.30pm Term 2 & 3 
Contact Teacher: Dr Galloway
No cost


Practices Wednesday 
Juniors in Room 5A 1.00-1.30pm
Contact teacher:  Mrs Robertson
Intermediate upstairs in Te Puna Ako 12.30 – 1.00pm
Contact Teacher: Dr Galloway Guitar and clear folder are required. 
No cost

Kapa Haka

Practices Thursday at 2:15pm. Performances as arranged.
Contact Teacher: Mrs Yeoman                                            No cost

Pasifika Performance Practices Thursday at 1:30pm. Performances as arranged.
Contact Teacher: Ms C Spencer
No cost

Beginner Ukulele 

Practices on Tuesday at 12:30pm during Term 2 and 3 in Room 13.  Years 4 - 6  Contact Teacher:  Mr Hamilton

Ukulele Jam

Practices on Wednesday at 12:30pm in Room 10 during Term 1,2 and 3.  Performances as arranged
Contact Teacher: Mrs King
No cost

Piano/Keyboard Piano and keyboard lessons at times to be arranged
Contact Teacher: Mrs Martin and Mrs Officer, ph 467 5400
Private tuition cost
Saturday Morning Music Held at George Street Normal School on Saturday mornings during term time. A variety of instruments to choose from and hire. Lessons are 1 hour.
Contact Teacher: Mrs Hobbs ph 477 2296   Cost $80.00 for the year

Spanish Classes

Spanish lessons for children in Years 2-6.  Meets on Tuesdays at 8:00am in the Learning Hub.  Contact:  Diana at  or phone 021 259 6612

Future Problem Solvers


Meets on Tuesdays 12:45pm, Term 2, in Upper Te Puna Ako.  Years 3-6    Contact Teacher:  Mrs Stanton                                            No cost

Scooter Club


For children in the Junior Team.  Meets on Thursdays on the junior courts at 1:00pm.   Contact Teacher:                         Mrs Dakers                      Children to have their own scooter and a helmet.                 No cost

Science Club


Year 1 and 2 children meet on Tuesdays in Room 4 at 12:45 in Term 3.   Contact Teacher:  Ms Dunn

Year 3 - 4 children will meet during Term 3 in Georgies on a Tuesday at 12:45.  Contact Teacher:  Ms Nicolau                                              No cost

Enviro Kids


Meets by the jungle gym on Fridays in Terms 1,2,3 and 4.   Contact Teacher:  Mrs Robertson                                              No cost

Artists Alive


For children on the Senior side activities will happen on Thursdays in Term 3 at 12:30 in Georgies (next to M1B).    Contact Teacher:  Mrs Robertson      

For children on the Junior side activities will happen on Tuesdays in Term 3 at 12:45 in Room 5.    Contact Teacher:  Ms Macgregor  

No cost

Philosophy Club


Meets on Thursdays, at 12:45pm in Terms 2 and 3, in Room 7.   For children in Years 2 - 6.   Contact Teacher:  Ms Hunt                                      No cost

Construction Club


For children in the Junior team.  Meets on alternate Thursdays during Term 2 at 12:45 in Room 3.              Contact Teacher: Ms Smith

Jump Jam


Meets on Wednesday/Thursday at 12:30pm in Term 2.  For chlidren in Years 2 - 6.   Contact Teacher:  Ms Harper  



Children have the chance to develop the basic concepts of programming to create some animated computer games, using tools such as Scratch, Lego Mindstorms and Sphero. Mondays at 12.45pm upstairs in Te Puna Ako in Terms 2 and 3
Contact Teacher: Mr Mulholland
No cost

La Petite Acadēmie      

It's French for Fun!

Fun French Beginners’ Classes Years 2-6:  The major emphasis is on communicating orally through the interactive use of fun games, song, role-play and ‘real life’ activities. Meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 12:30 in the Learning Hub.  For more information, please email or contact us on 022 358 2211. C’est si bon!

Speech and Drama classes

Specialized confidence-building drama classes happen on Tuesday afternoon.  Classes run for Year 2-6.   For more information or to enrol please contact Hayley at

George Street Normal School Annual Cultural Events

  • Speech Contest (Term 3)
  • Georgestock Music Night (Term 3)
  • Team/School Production (Term 4)

Team inquiries should be made firstly your child’s contact teacher.

All other inquiries should be made to:

Ms Claire Spencer
GSNS Cultural Coordinator
Telephone:  474 0825